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Online Master’s in Data Science (MSDS)

Learn the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to analyze big data for functional application in business and technology.

MSDS Overview

The MS is Data Science online program at the Stevens Institute of Technology prepares students for careers in fintech, business intelligence and analytics, academia, and database management, as well as government positions requiring strong skills in data analysis.

Program Details

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for data science skills will drive a 27.9% rise in employment in the field through 2026

At Stevens, we put our strengths behind your career.

Career Opportunities

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Network Engineer
  • AI Research Scientist
  • Data Analytics Specialist
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The Stevens Career Center is dedicated to helping students succeed in obtaining employment or continuing their education as appropriate to their career objectives and personal goals.

Top Hiring Organizations

  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • New York University
  • Citiblock Health
  • Disney Streaming Services
  • Two Sigma Investments

Faculty

Stevens' math department boasts one of the top algorithmic and geometric group theory teams in the world, with distinguished experts in stochastic optimization and cryptography.

Darinka Dentcheva

Darinka Dentcheva

Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Darinka Dentcheva is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences as well as an acclaimed researcher in stochastic optimization and control using mathematical models of risk and their applications.

Michael Zabarankin

Michael Zabarankin

Associate Professor

Michael Zabarankin researches risk management and optimal control, continuous and discrete optimization, mathematical physics and variational principles.

Rizos Sklinos

Rizos Sklinos

Lecturer

Rizos Sklinos is a visiting associate professor who’s research includes; geometric group theory, model theory, and data science (statistical learning theory).

Shusen Wang

Shusen Wang

Assistant Professor

Shusen Wang researches statistical machine learning, numerical optimization, randomized algorithms, and parallel computing.

Coursework

Students will engage in the coursework on the following topics to develop skills as data scientists who can glean insights and aid in informed decision-making:

  • Python and R
  • SQL
  • Hadoop
  • Hive
  • TensorFlow
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Predictive modeling
  • Advanced statistical and optimization methods
  • Supervised/unsupervised learning
  • Neural networks
  • Natural language processing (NLP)
  • Data visualization

Program Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

    Minimum GPA of 3.0, from an accredited institution

  • Official college transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • TOEFL/IELTS scores

    For international students

  • Statement of Purpose

    Optional but strongly recommended

  • Resume

    Optional but strongly recommended

TEST SCORE ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Due to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on testing centers in China and elsewhere, Stevens has made the following accommodations available to all students for the fall 2020 admissions cycle:

  • IELTS/TOEFL: Affected applicants may submit Duolingo English Test (DET) results in lieu of TOFEL/IELTS exam results.

Tuition & Cost

Application fee waivers are available for the following applicants: corporate partners, alumni, Stevens’ employees, current Stevens’ students, and veterans.

$1,652

Per Credit (30 Credits)

$60

Application Fee - Speak to an enrollment advisor about available fee waivers

$250

Enrollment Deposit

Key Dates & Deadlines

Now enrolling for January 2021.

Apply now
October 12, 2020
Early Submit

Application fee waiver

November 23, 2020
Priority Submit

Application fee waiver

December 22, 2020
Final Submit

Final application deadline

January 19, 2021
Classes Start

Spring 2021 Cohort