Master of Science degree in Data Science

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Master of Science degree in Data Science

Kent State University
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The Master of Science degree in Data Science provides a focus on developing scientists who will understand the theories, methods and tools of data science and apply data science to solving research and workplace questions in the natural, health and social sciences for businesses and industries.

Data science is an emerging STEM discipline founded on the principles of mathematics and the sciences and developed through a synthesis of mathematics and computer science. One may think of data science as a blending together of methods and ideas from analysis, statistics, databases, big data, artificial intelligence, numerical analysis, graph theory and visualization for the purposes of finding information in data and applying that information to solving real-world problems.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.000 point scale) 
  • Prerequisite mathematics and computer science courses1
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 525 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 71 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 74 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.0 IELTS score
    • Minimum 50 PTE score
    • Minimum 100 Duolingo English Test score

Courses Units

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Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Ask the questions so that problems in a particular business or industrial situation become clear.
  2. Determine if the problem may be addressed with data science methods and tools, and if yes, propose potential methods for solving the problems.
  3. Make suggestions for how data science may be used to enhance the quality and value of currently existing products (whether the products are physical or methods) and how data science may be used in the development of new products.

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