Masters Program in Data Science (MSDS)

A Professional Master Program in Data Science within the CS Department - Rutgers University

This Professional Master program in Data Science, rather than just adapting to the advent of Big Data, is an analytical degree program designed from the ground up to focus on the latest systems, tools, and algorithms to store, retrieve, process, analyze, visualize, and synthesize large data. It consists of six foundational classes and six elective courses. Every student is required to complete before graduation a competitive one semester Capstone Project. A central goal of the program is to build systems that integrate in a coherent manner the full data cycle: from data gathering to data visualization and data synthesis aided by computer-human interaction.

MSDS principles

This Masters in Data Science Program within the Computer Science Department provides its graduates with:

  1. A deep understanding of the algorithmic tools and computational infrastructure necessary to build systems that manage, explore, and make sense of uncertain and complex data.
  2. Computational skills to apply inference principles and prediction techniques to extract actionable value from data repositories.
  3. Strong technical skills for data analytics, visualization, and summarization.
  4. The necessary communication and leadership skills for successful careers as data science professionals

Link to MSDS website: Learn more about sample study plans, associated faculty, and sample CapStone projects.