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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
Email: graduate@ramapo.edu
Fax: (201) 684-7964

4+1 Program

4+1 Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS)

Ramapo College offers students the ability to begin their Master’s of Data Science (MSDS) program while still an undergraduate.  This accelerates their graduate program and allows them to complete their MSDS in one additional year beyond their 4-year Bachelor’s degree.  This five year program is designed for students enrolled in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Science, and Mathematics majors.

4+1 MSDS Declaration Form Details

Freshmen, Sophomore, and Juniors can submit this form to add the MS in Data Science to their major. You can submit this form to the Registrar, or Dr. Scott Frees (G315)

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4+1 Track Curriculum

4+1 Track Curriculum

Undergrad Senior Year (BioInformatics majors, Computer Science majors)

Undergrad Senior Year (Mathematics majors)

Undergrad Senior Year (Data Science majors)

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Fall – 12 credits

Spring – 9 credits

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B.S. Bioinformatics and M.S. Data Science

Bioinformatics students must take MATH 262 (Linear Algebra) during their junior year. In their senior year, they may take CMPS 530 as one of their Group1 electives, and then complete DATA 601 and DATA 620 in their general elective slots.

Paramjeet Bagga
Professor Biology
E-mail: pbagga@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7722
Office: G-418

B.S. Computer Science and M.S. Data Science

Computer Science majors should take MATH 262 (Linear Algebra) and MATH 370 (Applied Statistics) as their math electives, typically in their junior year. In their senior year, students will take CMPS 530 as one of their 7 CMPS electives, and complete DATA 601 and DATA 620 as general electives.

2020 Computer Science Five Year Plan 4+1 Computer Science BS + Data Science MS

Victor Miller
Associate Professor / Computer Science & Math
E-mail: vmiller@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7648
Office: G-310

B.S. Mathematics and M.S. Data Science

Mathematics majors fulfill MSDS entrance requirements as part of their major, and must take either CMPS 530 or MATH 570, along with DATA 601 in their first semester of senior year. Students then take DATA 625 in their last semester of senior year. All three courses are taken as general electives.

2020 Mathematics Five Year Plan 4+1 Mathematics BS + Data Science MS

Kenneth McMurdy
Associate Professor Math
E-mail: kmcmurdy@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-6205
Office: G128D

B.S. Data Science and M.S. Data Science

Data Science majors fulfill MSDS entrance requirements as part of their major, and must take either CMPS 530 or MATH 570, along with DATA 601 in their first semester of senior year. Students then take DATA 620 in their last semester of senior year. All three courses are taken as general electives.

2020 Mathematics Five Year Plan 4+1 Mathematics BS + Data Science MS

Amanda Beecher
Associate Professor Mathematics
E-mail: abeecher@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7159
Office: G128H

Enrollment in 4+1 Programs

Students interested in enrolling in the MSDS program in the 4+1 track should complete the 4+1 MSDS Major Declaration form and send to the MSDS Program Director, Dr. Scott Frees (sfrees@ramapo.edu). Students completing majors in other disciplines may also contact the Program Director for assistance in designing a 5-year plan for their specific situation.

Scott Frees
Professor of Computer Science
E-mail: sfrees@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7726
Office: G-315