MS in Data Science -

A 30-credit cybersecurity data science master’s degree focussed on cyber threat identification and analysis.

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Master’s (MS) in Data Science - Cybersecurity concentration is a 30-credit on-campus (Storrs Campus) graduate degree focused on cutting-edge data science methods and standards used within IT cybersecurity departments. Consisting of 18 credits of UConn data science core courses paired with 9 credits of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) specific courses, the program culminates with a 3-credit capstone project. The capstone experience provides graduates an in-depth understanding of how to solve real-world cyber risk issues with cybersecurity driven data science solutions.

Data Science and Cyber Security: A Strategic Response to Combating Cyber Attacks

Learn to apply machine learning techniques to identify cyber threats before they become a problem. When cyber attacks do occur, learn to analyze them with cyber security forensics and to protect against future breaches. The variety and frequency of cyber attacks are growing at an alarming rate. UConn’s Master’s in Data Science with a concentration in Cyber Security is a career-driven program designed to prepare graduates for mission-critical roles preventing and combating cyber attacks.

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

  • CSE 5850 Introduction to Cyber-Security (3 credits)
  • CSE 5852 Modern Cryptography: Foundations (3 credits)
  • CSE 5854 Modern Cryptography: Primitives and Protocols (3 credits)

Capstone Project

  • GRAD 5800 Applied Capstone in Data Science (3 credits)

Department Contact

Ben Fuller

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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.