What do data scientists do?

Take your career to the next level with UConn’s MS in Data Science

A data scientist applies scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from noisy, structured, and unstructured data, and applies actionable insights to strategic decision-making. An effective data scientist is capable of identifying relevant questions, collecting data from a variety of sources, organizing it, translating the results into solutions, and communicating their findings to drive positive business outcomes. Often, data scientists develop software, systems, and algorithms so that organizations can determine where their operations are most effective.

Popular Careers in Data Science 

  • Software Developer
  • Database Specialists
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Network & Systems Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Data Analyst, Business Analyst
  • Engineering Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Architect
  • Data Storyteller
  • Machine Learning Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Technology Specialized Roles
  • Big Data Engineer

Application Deadline

Fall 2023: June 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

UConn’s Master’s in Data Science is an 11-month cohort based full-time in-person program and is eligible for F-1 and J-1 visa sponsorship. Courses are offered on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs, CT USA Campus. This program is eligible for the STEM OPT extension that affords certain F-1 graduate students an opportunity to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). The program does not offer graduate assistantships and scholarships at this time.