Master of Science

M.S. in Data Science Online

Learn to expertly analyze data and provide counsel.

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The first fully online master’s in data science in Florida
Prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to manipulate, manage and interpret data
Equips graduates to work in data science or begin a doctoral degree

Data Science, M.S. Overview

The University of West Florida’s fully online Master of Science in Data Science provides you with the tools to bridge data science with disciplines such as information technology, computer science, environmental science, business and healthcare. With their experience, graduates can pursue lucrative and fast-growing careers.

Our program offers synchronous coursework and one-on-one communication with expert faculty. You will also collaborate with graduate students from other disciplines as you tailor your curriculum to suit your career goals.

Throughout the data science degree program, develop sought-after techniques including statistical analysis, mathematical processes, regression modeling, multivariate methods, machine learning, database management and mining, and big data analytics. These skills will enable you to produce reports, presentations and graphics that positively influence business decisions and trends.

Using your M.S. in Data Science, you could work in institutions and industries including government, businesses, finance, healthcare, public or private scientific research and academia.

Select a Program Track

The program offers three tracks to prepare learners for in-demand data science careers.

Analytics and Modeling

In this track, students will learn to design data modeling processes and create algorithms and predictive models to solve complex problems. They’ll develop fluency in computational skills and proficiency in mathematics and statistics. With a focus on machine learning, software development, data storage and analysis and more, this track prepares learners for careers as statisticians, data engineers and project managers, among other careers that demand a mastery of statistics, programming and data structures.

Analytics of Business Decisions

Students who choose this track will master how to use data to make business decisions, solve problems and improve efficiency. The coursework equips students with knowledge of statistical tools and programming, mathematical and statistical algorithms and operation management. Students will be ready to implement changes, communicate results and work with various departments to make data-driven decisions.

Health Analytics

In the health analytics track, students gain proficiency in the statistical skills needed in the healthcare industry. Learners will be trained to manage and analyze health data to address public health issues. Coursework in this track prepares students to interpret complicated data sets, use statistical and computing tools and visualize data to communicate findings. Graduates can become clinical informatics analysts, project managers in the healthcare field and more.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Those pursuing a doctoral degree in data science, computer science or a related field
  • Students seeking to expand their experience with interdisciplinary technical, analytical and communication skills
  • Full- or part-time workers pursuing career advancement

You Will Be Able To:

  • Leverage data and information to help businesses make better strategic choices
  • Communicate and interpret complex data to varied audiences
  • Develop data-driven solutions for a business or organization