MS in Data Science

Four Tracks: Bioinformatics • Text Analytics • Computational Methods • Advanced Methods in Data Science

State-of-the-art data modeling methodologies prepare graduates for careers in fraud detection, credit card scoring, and personal profile marketing. Students use sophisticated statistical techniques and software to find significant patterns and trends in large data sets. Emphasizes hands-on data mining. Courses available online.

  • rated data scientist the best job in the world in 2019 for the fourth year in a row.
  • Bloomberg called data scientist “the hottest job in America,” while Business Insider called it “The best job in America right now.”
  • The Harvard Business Review called data scientist “The sexiest job in the 21st century.”


Data Science at CCSU Offers 2 Fully-Online Programs:

"I directly attribute my professional success to the world-class education I received at CCSU."

   —James Viscio, Data Scientist, Travelers Insurance Company.  MS, CCSU, 2017.

Why Data Science?


Back in 2001, CCSU debuted the first online Master’s program in data mining in the world. So, really, we have been doing data science for nearly 20 years.


Our faculty are all PhD’s, and have authored eight textbooks on the subject, including the new Data Science Using Python and R


As a state university, CCSU’s tuition is very competitive!

Explore Cutting-Edge Analytics

Since the development of the data mining programs in 2001, CCSU has been the first University in the world to offer an online Masters of Science in data mining.

Areas you will study include

  • Predictive Analytics
  • Neural Networks
  • Text Mining
  • Web Mining
  • Segmentation Models
  • Genomics and Microarray

...And ALL courses are online!


Admissions Requirements

Students must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, and have a grade of B or better in two applied statistics courses (such as CCSU's STAT 200/201, or STAT 104/453, or STAT 215/216).

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required. Conditional admission may be granted to candidates with undergraduate GPAs as low as 2.40.

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