101 Vera King Farris Dr
Pomona, NJ 08205
M.S. in Data Science & Strategic Analytics
The Data Science and Strategic Analytics (DSSA) Program at Stockton is a self-standing, master’s degree program. A student entering the program will acquire substantial experience in sophisticated, industry standard, computational software and programming tools that will allow the student to explore data driven problems in the science, business, social science, medicine and/or the humanities.
Students will also develop skills in data analysis, presentation, and visualization; skills that will permit them to visualize results and make predictions. The course work is supplemented with real world projects and/or internships with industry providing experience and networking opportunities in industry or research.
In 2013 IBM estimated that two and a half million terabytes of data were being created every day. This is the equivalent of over 300 million HD movies! Ninety percent of the world’s data was generated in just the past two years. Data is created by: individuals (through social networks and smartphones); machines (through real-time, network connected, sensors – “the internet of things”); business and commerce (e.g. transaction records); science (e.g. bioinformatics, large scale simulation). Much of this data is real time and georeferenced through GPS. Making sense of this vast sea of data for the use and benefit of society is considered an imperative of the coming years, indeed many companies are already strategizing for “big data”. Data scientists develop solutions for gathering, cleaning, archiving, analyzing and visualizing data for the purposes of making informed decisions.
Some examples of data science projects include:
The Master’s degree program consists of 30 credit hours (10 graduate courses) that can be completed in full-time (or part-time study). In full-time study it may be completed in one calendar year (Fall, Spring, Summer). The courses are offered online as a hybrid (students will meet with faculty once a week at Stockton's Kramer Hall Instructional Site).
Classification: Master's College or University II
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999