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Master of Science (M.S.)

Data Science

The interdisciplinary master’s data science program at BGSU blends computer science, mathematics and statistics. The curriculum combines those disciplines with a capstone project and industry and research experience. 

The result? Well-rounded data scientists who are ready to enter industry or begin Ph.D.-level work in data science. 

Program highlights

  • Broad-based curriculum. Our interdisciplinary master’s program gives you a breadth and depth of knowledge in three disciplines: computer science, mathematics and statistics, and applied statistics and operations research.  
  • Expert faculty who have extensive industry experience. 
  • Marketable experience. Work on live projects with peers from other BGSU programs, such as analytics, business and computer science. Employers love graduates who have this real-world experience, can communicate their findings and work well in teams. 

Career opportunities

Demand for data scientists has been increasing as more organizations and businesses recognize the importance of data collection and analysis. 

Graduates of the BGSU master’s program enter industry or go on to doctoral programs in data science. They will be prepared to work in the following areas: 

  • Data acquisition 
  • Data cleaning and transformation 
  • Analytics 
  • Prescribing actions 
  • Programming/automation tasks 

Career paths

  • Data scientist
  • Simulation data scientist 
  • Machine learning data scientist 
  • R&D data scientist 
  • Data framework engineer 
  • Supply chain data science 
  • Risk model data scientist 
  • Clinical data analyst 

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In the master’s data science program, you will learn to: 

  • Acquire, model and organize structured and unstructured data sets 
  • Develop appropriate techniques to analyze dynamic and live data sets 

The curriculum includes a capstone experience and courses in computer science, statistics and applied statistics. 

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Artificial Intelligence Methods 
  • Database Management Systems 
  • Data Science Programming 
  • Probability Theory
  • Regression Analysis 
  • Time Series Analysis 
  • Data Mining 
  • Linear and Integer Programming 

BGSU College of Arts and Sciences

The Master of Science degree in data science is part of the BGSU Graduate College and BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 12/12/2023 04:20PM