The MS in Data Science is a highly competitive program that attracts top students from around the United States and the world. Students typically have a highly quantitative background in mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science, or related fields and possess advanced coding and programming skills. As a joint effort between the Computer Science and Statistics department, the MSDS program lays the groundwork for, and trains students in, data collection, analysis, interpretation and visualization as well as teaches the fundamental tools behind machine learning and artificial intelligence.

As a professional degree program, MSDS has a practical training component and requires all full-time students to participate in ongoing practical training immediately following their initial enrollment. This requirement is fulfilled with an internship or Co-op in Data Science and meaningful research projects.

The department of Statistics has established the Office of Professional Programs to build and maintain relationships with corporate recruiters and to directly coordinate recruiting efforts of students in the MSDS program. The Office of Professional Programs can assist you with posting internship and full-time opportunities as well as providing you with up-to-date resume books. We can also assist you in posting opportunities to our growing group of alumni for positions that require a more extensive amount of experience.

In addition, we are happy to provide your recruiters the opportunity to make corporate presentations to our students and to provide you with interview and meeting space on campus. To coordinate any of these efforts, please contact Mohannad Aama, Managing Director of Professional Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via telephone at 848-445-7648.