Applicants to the Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program must earn an undergraduate degree prior to the start of the summer term in which the program starts. Applicants with a three-year or four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution are eligible to apply.
A specific undergraduate major or program of study is not required. Students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, including economics, statistics, engineering, computer science, math, hospitality management, and history, to name a few.
A common knowledge base is essential, however. Students must complete each of the following prerequisites prior to the start of the summer term in which the program starts. -Single variable calculus -Linear algebra or matrix algebra -Introductory statistics -Introductory programming
Skills Necessary: -A problem-solving mindset -Working knowledge of discrete mathematical and statistical concepts -High-level of quantitative ability -Effective Communication Skills -Proficient at programming (Python or R language)