Rochester Institute of Technology

Data Science (MS)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Data Science

Format: Online

Program Description:

The MS in data science has a strong career focus and prepares students with the practical and theoretical skills to handle large-scale data management and analysis challenges that arise in today's data-driven organizations.

In response to the growing need to generate and analyze meaningful data across all industries, demand for a new breed of professionals skilled in data analytics is on the rise. By 2020, data science job openings are projected to grow by 15 percent. The MS in data science encourages students to work with practitioners active in the field of data science, analytics, and infrastructure to provide hands-on experience solving real problems. The curriculum includes opportunities for students to choose elective courses to pursue a variety of career paths within the broad field of data science and its various application areas. The program will prepare students—regardless of their scientific, engineering, or business background—to pursue a career in data science.

The foundation for the MS in data science begins with the data science MicroMasters program delivered on the edX platform. Nine credits will be awarded for the MicroMasters certificate toward the MS in data science at RIT. edX is an online content provider for higher education course work. RITx is RIT's partnership with edX, in which we offer individual courses as well as MicroMasters programs. A MicroMasters is a series of graduate level courses offered by RIT but through the edX online learning platform. You'll study with RIT faculty who will teach courses online that meet the same rigorous and complete courses that are as rigous aswho are experts in the field of data science while These courses provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to RIT after completing the MicroMasters in data science. which accelerates your program of study and is less expensive than completing all of the program courses directly through RIT.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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