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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Program Details

Credits: 30

Format: Hybrid

Full-time/Part Time Option: FT or PT

Estimated cost (per credit / total):
$1,187 / $35,610 (cost details)

2 years FT, PT

Start Term:
Fall only

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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, entering 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.

Current Ramapo students in Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or Data Science may also be eligible to complete the 4+1 MSDS program and earn their M.S. in their 5th year at Ramapo.

International Students: F-1 nonimmigrant students graduating with an MS in Data Science are eligible for the DHS’s STEM OPT program. Please contact Rajesh Adhikari, Office of International Student and Scholar Services at to discuss any immigration issues and concerns.

GRE scores are not required. Applications are evaluated based on work experience, undergraduate GPA, and recommendation letters.

Director’s Message

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Data Science program. At Ramapo College, the faculty and professionals associated with the MSDS program are dedicated to your success. From inquiry to graduation, we provide you with 1-on-1 attention, academic and career guidance and advisement, and experiences that will enable you to be a better prepared leader in your field.

I invite you to watch the video below and please contact me with any questions.

Scott Frees, Director of the MS Data Science Program

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