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The BGSU Ph.D. in Data Science program prepares individuals to be the next generation of responsible data science leaders across academia and industry.
With a 100 percent focus on the skills and challenges of data science, this program is multidisciplinary and grounded in the concepts and skills of data science.
Students completing the doctorate in data science will gain competency in data science’s core concepts and techniques, which come from computer science and statistics.
You will build on prerequisite coursework that includes differential, integral and multivariate calculus, linear algebra and a senior-level introduction to probability and statistics. You will also need a high skill level in programming languages such as C, C++, Java and Python and understanding of data structures and computer algorithms. See the admission process for other requirements.
At BGSU, candidates for the doctorate in data science will develop appropriate techniques to analyze structured, unstructured and dynamic datasets. You will also learn how to understand the principles of analytical methods and articulate the strengths and limitations of analytical methods. You will learn the skills needed to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
The program is designed to identify and respond to ethical concerns with the impact, provenance and use of data use while developing new techniques for analyzing complex datasets.
When you graduate with a BGSU doctorate in data science, you will have developed the level of knowledge and skills necessary to take you on one of two different paths.
First, you may will seek academic positions where you lead the development of data science and similar education programs. The popularity of master’s degree programs in the US has created a significant need for faculty with doctoral credentials.
Second, both private industry and the public sector require high-level data scientists as leaders in applied innovation. The scale at which data science models are applied and their many hidden impacts on everyday life make ethical decision-making and communications skills vital for practitioners in the field.
While master’s students are able to understand and utilize data science, doctoral students are able to develop and lead the field.
The future for data science doctoral graduates is bright in every field.
Go Far in your career
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Data Mining Specialist
- Business Analyst
- Marketing Analyst
- Data Analytics Manager
- Data Engineer
Scholarships and stipends are available for this program. For more information, please contact the department. Domestic students enrolled in four (4) or more credit hours are eligible to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to calculate student contribution and financial need.
You may apply online.
Assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Assistantships include a scholarship and a stipend. Undergraduate GPA, GRE/GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, the student's statement and other materials are all used in the decision process. The department reserves the right to adjust the level of funding conditional on the availability of funds or the student's academic progress.
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Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The doctoral program in mathematics does not lead to professional licensure.
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The doctoral program in mathematics is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: 09/26/2023 08:55AM