MS in Data Science -
Advanced Data Analysis

A 30-credit data science master’s degree concentration focused on statistical methods, including multivariate and Bayesian methods for problem solving.

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Master’s (MS) in Data Science - Advanced Data Analysis concentration is a 30-credit on-campus (Storrs Campus) graduate degree focused on data science methods used within data-enhanced fields. Consisting of 18 credits of UConn data science core courses paired with 9 credits of Statistics Department (STAT) courses, the program culminates with a 3-credit capstone project. The capstone experience provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of how to apply data science knowledge and techniques within situations requiring in-depth analytics knowledge and skills.

Acquire working knowledge of basic and advanced statistical methods with the MS in Data Science to handle complex real-world problems.

MS in Data Science Advanced Data Analysis concentration students gain hands-on exposure to univariate and multivariate statistical methods, alongside, Bayesian methods and data analysis. The Advanced Data Analysis concentration fuses data science core competencies with the methodological skills valuable in working with complex data sets within a number domains. This pairing develops extremely versatile practitioners having an understanding of the underpinning methods used in high-quality professional data analysis.

Graduates may find optimal careers within education, government, and industry in spheres of practice associated with pharmaceuticals, finance, insurance, business, scientific research, and education. Typical employment titles could include Statistical Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Science Analyst, Technical Business Analyst, Data Engineer, or Data Science Manager.

Core Courses:

  • STAT 5405 Applied Statistics for Data Science (3 credits)
  • STAT 5125 Statistical Computing for Data Science (3 credits)
  • CSE 5819 Introduction to Machine Learning (3 credits)
  • CSE 5713 Data Mining and Management (3 credits)
  • OPIM 5501 Data Visualization and Communication (2 credits)
  • EPSY 5641 Research Design and Measurement for Data Science (2 credits)
  • ARE 5353  Data Ethics and Equity (2 credits)

Specialty Courses:

  • STAT 5665 Applied Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)
  • STAT 5415 Statistical Methods for Data Science (3 credits)
  • STAT 5675 Bayesian Data Analysis  (3 credits)

Capstone Project:

  • STAT 5915 Statistical Data Science in Action (3 credits)

Department Contact

Nalini Ravishanker

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Median Salary

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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.