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Master of Science in Data Science –- Career Outlook

Discover Career Success by Uncovering the Secrets within Data Platforms

The online Master of Science in Data Science degree program at Lewis University builds upon your current understanding of information systems and data storage. The program equips you with a technical skill set to efficiently store, manage, query, summarize and utilize large sets of accumulated data. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to develop systems that process massive amounts of data and use technical research discover patterns, relationships, and trends. Courses consistently consider real-world scenarios to ensure that what is learned in the classroom is immediately applicable to the student’s experiences working in the field of data science.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth for computer and information research scientists to increase by 15 percent within the next 10 years, which is faster than average for most occupations. Coupled with this, the average median salary in this field is more than $100,000 per year. And because data science is such a new field, those with credentials of a degree in data science and/or related work experience with data research in the life sciences will become increasingly valuable in the next decade.

What are the Data Science Career Options?

When you earn your Master of Science in Data Science from Lewis University, your valuable technical skills will be applicable to virtually every industry. Professionals with the ability to conduct effective technical research within massive amounts of data will continue to grow in high demand in all industries across the board for many years to come.

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to fill engaging and valuable roles within sectors and specialties such as:


systems analysis, data security, fraud prevention, predictive logistics, customer data management, quantitative analysis, statistician, data warehouse manager


educational game and application development, online course design and delivery, learning experience optimization, data modeler, database developer


cyber security, defense systems, open dataset management, national security


data mining and analysis, climate studies, precision medicine, genetics, biostatistics, data scientist


software development and testing, cloud computing, data storage architecture, portal administrator

Why Choose an Online Master’s Degree Program?

Students in Lewis’ online Data Science program earn the same coveted master’s degree as on-campus students do. The difference is that online students schedule their studies around their current commitments to work and family. Many thousands of working professionals find that pursuing an advanced degree online affords them a level of flexibility they cannot enjoy by attending on-campus programs. An online degree allows for working professionals to find time in their busy lives to further their education without putting their life on hold.

Individuals with a natural curiosity, intellectual agility, mathematical aptitude, and innate skepticism will find the Data Science program to be both challenging and fulfilling. Students who enjoy the rigors of sustained research and statistical analysis will flourish as pioneers in the data science industry.

How to Learn More About Data Science

Prepare to make an impact on your career and create real-world solutions with Lewis University's online Master of Science in Data Science degree program. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.