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Data Science

Master of Science

Discover the World of Data Science

Data explains where we’ve been and can predict what lies ahead. A graduate degree in data science prepares you to analyze data, predict outcomes and use this knowledge to improve business and strengthen your community. As a Regis student, you’ll gain a deep understanding of predictive analytics, statistics, data visualization and data engineering, as well as the ethical and legal nuances of data collection.

You won’t just be sitting in front of a computer, either — between our combined curriculum, practicums and project-based learning, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see how data is actually put to use. Our curriculum covers both analytics and engineering, meaning you’ll become a well-rounded, dynamic data scientist.

If you’re interested in a career that’s challenging, fulfilling and lucrative, look no further than data science. The median salary for data scientists is $117,345, with a projected need of 2.7 million data analyst and manager roles to be filled by 2028. As a Regis student, you’ll build an impressive portfolio of work demonstrating your data science expertise, which can be sent to future employers. Classes are primarily online, in flexible, 8-week terms to fit around your busy schedule. On-campus courses are available only to students in a cohort of 10 students or more.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online
On-campus courses available with cohort of 10+ students
8-week terms

Time Commitment
12 - 24 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

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Join Regis Alumni Working As:

Data Architect

Data Architects construct and maintain a company's database. They are knowledgeable in data architecture, design and deployment and are in charge of how data is stored and integrated into IT systems.


Statistician

Statisticians collect and gather data to resolve real-world problems by working and collaborating with a variety of workers in other fields such as mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.


Data Engineer

Data Engineers focus on preparing data for analysis by designing, building and integrating data from company resources. Their goal is to optimize and make data accessible.


Data Scientist

Data Scientists interpret and analyze large amounts of data. After analyzing the data, Data Scientists use information from the analysis to develop solutions to business challenges.


Business Intelligence Analyst

Business Intelligence Analysts use data analytics to determine trends. Their analytics helps drive decision making.


Data Engineer

Data Engineers are responsible for converting data into a format that allows it to be analyzed. Data Engineers should expect to learn about their company's goal or mission which will help figure out what kinds of data need to be converted.


Leidy Boyce

"I wanted to explore new career opportunities through Regis"

Leidy Boyce

M.S. Data Science, 2020

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By the Numbers

$126830
Median salary for computer and information research scientists*
15%
Projected job growth through 2029*
463000000
Terabytes of data created daily across the world**

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Computer and Information Research Scientists”
**Seed Science, “How Much Data is Created Every Day?”

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Not quite ready for the full degree?

Start with a certificate program and see what you think. All classes taken as part of the Data Science graduate certificate can be applied towards the master's degree in Data Science, so you can decide to keep going without skipping a beat.

Program Details

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Get all the details of our Data Science program, including course requirements, application materials and a sample course availability schedule. And explore the Academic Catalog for full descriptions of all courses.

Imagine Yourself In . . .

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MSDS 610: Data Engineering

Techniques for designing, building and managing information with relational databases, NoSQL databases and big data infrastructure.

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MSDS 662: Exploratory Data Analysis

Methods for analyzing, summarizing and formulating hypotheses about data using visual methods and data collection experiments.

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MSDS 680: Machine Learning

Construction and study of software systems that learn from data using supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning techniques.

To apply to the M.S. in Data Science program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Resume
  • Admissions essay
  • Relevant work experience or bachelor's degree

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Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year: $948 per credit hour
For information on program-specific fees visit regis.edu/cost. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Total program credits: 36

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Earning your Master of Science in Data Science from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or sign up for one of our upcoming graduate financial aid information sessions.

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The Master of Science in Data Science is offered by the Data and Information Sciences department in the Anderson College of Business and Computing.