As today’s information technologies continue to generate vast and complex data sets, algorithmic analytical tools with solid foundations in computer science, statistical theory, and computer-human interaction have become indispensable to all aspects of life, from industry through healthcare. Rutgers University offers two unique Master’s of Science programs in Data Science, each focusing on a separate track within the discipline. Both tracks combine the knowledge and expertise of the Statistics and Computer Science departments, but they are distinguished by a difference in emphasis. We encourage applications to either of these tracks within the MSDS program. However, please note that prospective students may apply to one track only.
The M.S. in Data Science - Statistics Track is a 30-credit program that covers a broad range of topics, including probability, statistical methods, computational methods, data mining, and machine learning.
The M.S. in Data Science – Computer Science Track is a 36-credit program that focuses on the latest systems, tools, and algorithms to store, retrieve, process, analyze, visualize, and synthesize large data sets. One of the program’s central goals is to create and integrate computerized tools that enhance decision making in social, scientific, and economical endeavors aiming to improve quality of life.