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Data Science Online Master’s and Certificate Programs

Unlock the Patterns within Big Data

 

Build your skillset in data mining, data visualization, predictive analysis and data management with Lewis University’s online MS in Data Science degree. Students will have the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge cloud computing resources and use an array of techniques and theories such as linear algebra and distributed storage and processing — all to identify trends and solve problems with big data.

Degree Highlights:

  • Two concentration options
    • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Computer Science
  • Two graduate certificate options
    • Data Science
    • Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • 100% online format
  • Complete a master’s degree in 2 years and a certificate in 1 year

Why choose Lewis University?

  • Personalized education that fits your career goals, with the option to choose a focused concentration in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics or Computer Science.
  • Relatable and engaging coursework is based off real-world examples ensuring that what you are able to fully leverage the skills immediately in your career.
  • Experienced faculty who have tremendous industry experience and who share their passion for computer science and the latest learning in a fast-changing field.

Master’s Degree Concentrations

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: This concentration looks at data analysis from the perspective of biology and prepares students to develop solutions for computational biology and bioinformatics data management projects. Students will use data mining to design custom pharmaceuticals, track the spread of disease, and understand and apply genomic data. The courses will engage students in solving current problems in the healthcare industry that require the processing and presentation of large quantities of data.
  • Computer Science: This concentration approaches data analysis from a programming perspective and prepares students to create large-scale data storage systems that meet the requirements of a given problem, including prescribing the hardware, software, and communication links that must comprise such systems. The courses will immerse students in the design and development of computing projects that enable the processing, interpretation and presentation of large data sets.

Data Science Graduate Certificates

Lewis University’s online Graduate certificates are offered for professionals who desire the skills and understanding to advance or transition into the health care, bioinformatics and data science industries. The 18-credit hour certificate programs can be completed in just 12 months and are eligible to apply towards Lewis’ advanced MS in Data Science degree program. The certificate options include:

  • Data Science*
  • Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics*

Career Outlook

When you earn your Master of Science in Data Science, your valuable technical skills will be applicable to virtually every industry. Professionals with the ability to conduct effective technical research within massive amounts of data will continue to grow in high demand in all industries across the board for many years to come. Rewarding career opportunities include:

  • Business Strategist
  • Marketing Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Public Policy
  • Strategist Director
  • Business Intelligence Director

Career Highlight

  • #1 job in America according to Glassdoor
  • 2nd fastest growing job according to LinkedIn
  • Median Salary of $110,0001

Coursework – Master’s Degree

Core Courses (21 credits)

  • Concepts of Statistics 1
  • Concepts of Statistics 2
  • Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
  • Statistical Programming
  • Data Visualization
  • Large-Scale Data Storage Systems
  • Machine Learning

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Computer Science

  • Data Science Project for Computer Scientists
  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • Pervasive Application Development
  • Encryption and Authentication
  • Semantic Web
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence 1
  • Artificial Intelligence 2
  • Natural Language Processing

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

  • Introduction to Computational Biology
  • Data Systems in the Life Sciences
  • Research in Biotechnology
  • Data Science Project for Life Scientists

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master’s in Data Science online must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate mathematics coursework in Calculus
  • Applicants without undergraduate coursework in data science or a related field will take up to two courses (6 credit hours) to provide the required foundation to pursue advanced study.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.
  • International students are required to have a TOEFL test score greater than 550 (computer-based 213; Internet-based 79)

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Data Science, Lewis University also offers the following online master’s degree program:

  • Computer Science: Learn advanced computing while honing your problem-solving, analytical and creative abilities. Choose from three concentrations in Cyber Security, Intelligent Systems and Software Engineering.

Rankings and Accreditation

  • Named a Top 25 “Regional Midwest University” by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review
  • Named a Top 5 Best Value Private College in the Midwest by Great Value Colleges
  • Ranked 14 for Best Colleges for Adult Students by Best Colleges
  • Nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for the seventh consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 Among Private Colleges in Illinois – Best for Vets by Military Times
  • Designated Military Friendly School by GI Jobs
  • Accredited by, and a member of, the Higher Learning Commission

Discover the Meaning Within Big Data

To learn more about the MS in Data Science online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

 

 

*Graduate Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure information: Data Science, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

 

Source:
1 Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm

Data Science Online Master’s and Certificate Programs

Unlock the Patterns within Big Data

 

Build your skillset in data mining, data visualization, predictive analysis and data management with Lewis University’s online MS in Data Science degree. Students will have the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge cloud computing resources and use an array of techniques and theories such as linear algebra and distributed storage and processing — all to identify trends and solve problems with big data.

Degree Highlights:

  • Two concentration options
    • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Computer Science
  • Two graduate certificate options
    • Data Science
    • Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • 100% online format
  • Complete a master’s degree in 2 years and a certificate in 1 year

Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” for 2015 by The Princeton Review

Master’s Degree Concentrations

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: This concentration looks at data analysis from the perspective of biology and prepares students to develop solutions for computational biology and bioinformatics data management projects. The courses will engage students in solving current problems in the healthcare industry that require the processing and presentation of large quantities of data.
  • Computer Science: This concentration approaches data analysis from a programming perspective and prepares students to create large-scale data storage systems that meet the requirements of a given problem, including prescribing the hardware, software, and communication links that must comprise such systems.

Data Science Graduate Certificates

Lewis University’s 18 credit hour online Graduate certificates can be completed in just 12 months and are eligible to apply towards Lewis’ advanced MS in Data Science degree program. The certificate options include:

  • Data Science
  • Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Data Science, Lewis University also offers the following online master’s degree programs:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Security

Why choose Lewis University?

  • Receive a personalized education
  • Coursework is relatable and engaging
  • Learn from experienced faculty

Discover the Meaning Within Big Data

To learn more about the MS in Data Science online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

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