Data Science is integral to the needs and operations of almost every business sector and enables companies to leverage data to predict trends, inform decisions and make breakthroughs. Data Scientists are employed by hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, financial and trading firms, sports teams, marketing agencies, and, of course, tech companies. In fact, Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist as the #1 job in America in 2019, with a median base salary of $108K/year, as well as the #1 Best Paying Job Out of College in 2019.
Recognizing the market need and high employment opportunities for professionals with data science skills, Ramapo College has created the Master of Science in Data Science degree program. The program will prepare Data Science graduates, to enter the job market with sought-after skills in programming, statistics, machine learning, and data visualization, providing opportunities to pursue high-paying, high-quality jobs at some of the most influential and prestigious companies in the country.
The Master of Science (MS) degree is a 30-credit program with a signature Fieldwork Experience component. Full-time students will complete their degree in two years; however, students may work towards the degree part-time as well. Courses are delivered as a combination of online, hybrid, and evening in-seat format.