School of Arts and Sciences
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Master of Science
The M.S. in Data Science—Computer Science Track is a 36-credit analytical degree program designed from the ground up to focus on the latest systems, tools, and algorithms to store, retrieve, process, analyze, visualize, and synthesize large data. It consists of six foundational classes and six elective courses. Every student is required to complete before graduation a competitive one semester Capstone Project. A central goal of the program is to build systems that integrate in a coherent manner the full data cycle: from data gathering to data visualization and data synthesis aided by computer-human interaction.
The six foundational classes expose students to the identification of questions whose answers can be aided by data retrieval, data cleaning and data modeling tools, plus specialized algorithmic and statistical processing, machine learning, pattern recognition and interactive visualization tools. A faculty supervised capstone class is dedicated to building prototype systems where students exercise the skill set acquired in the other foundational classes.
The six remaining elective courses offer students the opportunity of further specializations in Statistics, Algorithms, Optimization, Machine Learning, Data Privacy/Security, Computer Graphics and Vision. An elective second Capstone project can be used, at the student's discretion, to compete in a Master wide context in Data Science.
This Masters in Data Science Program within the Computer Science Department provides its graduates with:
Strength of Scholarship. Faculty members have a strong research profile and have published widely in their fields.
Commitment of Scholarship. Courses are taught by full-time faculty members committed to teaching and advising.
Small classes. Enable extensive and personal interaction between students and faculty.
Research Resources. As a major state university, Rutgers offers extensive resources to support graduate research. Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities—the nationwide consortium of leading research universities—as well as the prestigious Big Ten Academic Alliance.
Accessibility. With easy access to the Turnpike and NJ Transit, the program is available to students from throughout New Jersey and beyond.
Educational Value. As the State University of New Jersey, a Rutgers education offers tremendous value.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 702
In State Tuition (per year): 8,424
Out State Tuition (per year): 14,328 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City