Master of Science degree program in Data Science
Michigan State University's MS degree in Data Science (MSDS) is a new cross-cutting professional MS degree program shared by the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Science. It is a collaboration among three departments: the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE), the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT). The program is administered by STT.
The MSDS is officially sanctioned by MSU, and has been approved by the State of Michigan. The program expects to admit students for Fall 2022 start. Application procedures will be released shortly. Potential applicants should signify their interest via email by writing to the program administration office at MSDS.Info@msu.edu.
About data science and the MSDS:
The MSDS prepares professional students for the demands of tomorrow's workplace in data-driven decision making. Data science is an emerging interdisciplinary field whose purpose is the extraction of actionable insights from data. It employs theories and techniques from the core areas of statistics, computational mathematics, computer science, and information science. Our MSDS provides high-quality training in state-of-the-art data analysis and computational methods. We include coverage of the principles which underlie data science, encouraging students to understand not simply how to implement existing methods, but also why they work, when to use them appropriately, and when and how to develop novel methods tailored to new situations in any industry.