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MS in Applied Data Science

Generalist and Specialist Tracks - 100% Online Courses

Maximize Value with Data

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin October 22, 2018

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Data Science teams need general industry experts who understand data science, as well as, technical specialists who can make it happen. At Bay Path University, we’ll provide you with a framework for working together regardless of your background and experience. That is why we created two tracks to complete the MS in Applied Data Science degree, which is right for you?

Generalist Track
Utilize your industry expertise in collaboration with data science specialists to prioritize opportunities provided by big data. Learn how digitization, big data, machine learning and AI are being used in organizations. Your knowledge and perspective will make you an invaluable resource on an applied data science team. The goal of this track is to prepare our students to be well-rounded and skillful data scientists and data analysts, regardless of their background. 

Specialist Track
Utilize your math, statistics, and computational aptitude skills to mine large data sets and streams.  Learn how to use industry specific algorithms, machine learning, even deep learning to help industry professionals uncover new market opportunities, greater efficiencies, optimal performance, and so much more. The goal of this track is to prepare students to take on more data-centric roles on a data science team.

About the Degree

  • Two tracks to complete the degree, Generalist Track and Specialist Track (not sure which is right for you?  No worries, decide after taking the first core course ADS521)
  • Classes start every February and October
  • 36 credits, 12 courses, offered completely online
  • Our extraordinary team of faculty have many academic achievements, as well as, decades of industry experience
  • Gain hands-on application, using popular database tools, such as, Python, SAS, R, and SQL
  • Comprehensive curriculum encompassing both classical statistical methods and cutting edge machine learning methods, to analyze both “small” and “big” data
  • Utilize SAS through our SAS joint certificate program
BAY PATH UNIVERSITY's ms in applied data science has been recognized BY AS BEING the best master's in data science in the state of massachusetts!
THE MS IN applied data science has been Ranked 12th in a list of the top 50 data-science programs nationwide by
  • Accelerated 8-week format can be taken full-time or part-time
  • Students usually complete their degree in 1-2 years
  • Students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community 
  • Our mission is to assist students in becoming more independent and successful learners by providing access to mentoring, tutoringlibrary resourcesacademic resources, and career services
  • Financial Aid is available
  • No GRE or GMAT required