Master of Science in Data Science
Turn Data into Actionable Intelligence for Your Career
There’s a lot of really good data out there. With every mouse click, every purchase and every completed form, data is being collected and stored for future use. Hidden away in the data could be the key to creating more efficient food delivery systems … curing illnesses … charting new courses to profitability and more. The possibilities are nearly limitless. But until that data is mined, sorted and analyzed, that data is just data. That’s where you come in.
Learn what it takes to turn data into actionable intelligence with a 100 percent online or on-ground Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) degree program from Lewis University.
While the MSDS program doesn’t skimp on theory, it is focused on real-world application. You’ll cover all technical aspects of data science, from modeling, visualization and large-scale processing to presenting your findings to decision-makers. You’ll learn how to leverage cutting-edge cloud computing resources. You’ll gain insight into data cleaning. And you’ll use an array of techniques and theories—such as machine learning and distributed storage and processing—to identify trends and solve problems with big data. These skills are in high demand, and that demand is growing. Prepare to meet that demand by building the data science skills you need to take your company, and your career, to the next level.
Customize your master’s degree in data science program to your professional goals with one of these two career-building concentrations:
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Look at data analysis from the perspective of biology and discover how to develop solutions for computational biology and bioinformatics data management projects. You’ll use data mining to design custom pharmaceuticals, track the spread of disease, and understand and apply genomic data—real skills for real-world applications. Curriculum examines current issues in the healthcare industry, problems that require the processing and presentation of large quantities of data.
Approach data analysis from a computational perspective and learn what it takes to create large-scale data storage systems that meet the requirements of any given problem, including prescribing the hardware, software, and communication links that must comprise such systems. Your coursework covers the design and development of computing projects to help you process, interpret and present large data sets.
Certificate Programs Available
Not ready to commit to a full graduate degree program? These concentrations are also available as 18-credit hour graduate certificate programs you can complete in just 12 months. And if you change your mind, you can apply the credit you earn towards a full MSDS degree program at Lewis University. Choose from:
With a Master of Science in Data Science from Lewis University, you’ll be well equipped to pursue career opportunities that require an ability to analyze massive amounts of data and then translate that information into actionable intelligence for decision makers. Career opportunities can include:
- Data Engineer
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Business Strategist
- Marketing Adviser
- Financial Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Public Policy Specialist
- Strategist Director
- Business Intelligence Director
Why Lewis University?
100% Online or On-ground
Each of our programs were intentionally developed to meet the needs of busy, working adults.
Career-building concentrations let you target your education to your professional goals.
Coursework is based on real-world situations, providing an education that is immediately applicable on the job.
Learn from industry experts, hard-won insights from professionals with expertise and experience in the world of data science.