Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

School of Arts and Sciences

M.S. in Data Science – Statistics Track


33 Livingston Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 program will allow students to:

  • Have a deep understanding of the nature of uncertainty, modeling, performance checking, and decision making.
  • Develop strong statistical and computational skills for data analysis.
  • Develop strong communication and leadership skills which are essential to a successful career as a data scientist.

With increasing data collection and advanced computational capabilities, the analysis of massive data and the extraction of useful information from it have become major emerging frontiers of computer science, statistics, and related fields. As modern information technologies relentlessly generate voluminous and complex data, analytical tools with solid foundation in algorithms, optimization, systems building, visualization, statistical theory, and methodology have become indispensable to industry and society in general.


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.


Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 702 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 8424 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 14328 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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