Lewis University

Master of Science in Data Science

Address:

One University Parkway

Romeoville, IL 60446

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Data Science

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program provides students with background and insights into the key mathematical and computer science issues involved in the analysis of massive data sets. Professionals with this expertise can work on behalf of organizations that collect tremendous quantities of data.  These organizations employ data scientists to develop effective solutions for distilling meaning from what would otherwise be a disorganized bundle of seemingly disconnected data points. Data Scientists specialize in developing solutions for organizations to accomplish this goal.

Concentrations:

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: This concentration looks at data analysis from the perspective of biology and prepares students to develop solutions for computational biology and bioinformatics data management projects. Students will use data mining to design custom pharmaceuticals, track the spread of disease, and understand and apply genomic data. The courses will engage students in solving current problems in the healthcare industry that require the processing and presentation of large quantities of data.
  • Computer Science: This concentration approaches data analysis from a programming perspective and prepares students to create large-scale data storage systems that meet the requirements of a given problem, including prescribing the hardware, software, and communication links that must comprise such systems. The courses will immerse students in the design and development of computing projects that enable the processing, interpretation, and presentation of large data sets.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university / Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale / Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis / International students must have a TOEFL test score greater than 550 (computer-based 231; Internet-based 79)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available for those who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Lewis University FAFSA School Code: 001707.

Locale: Large Suburb

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