According to Glassdoor, data science is one of the top careers in the U.S., featuring an excellent salary and job security. Because data collection is integrated into nearly everything we do, the demand for data scientists is increasing for industries such as information technology, health care and business.
Administered through the UK Department of Computer Science, the master’s degree in data science is a two-year interdisciplinary program taught by faculty from three complementary programs: computer science, biostatistics and the Institute of Biomedical Informatics. The curriculum aims to prepare the future data science professional with a critical skillset that includes database management, statistical and machine learning techniques and big data analytics.
The required capstone project will allow students to analyze real-life datasets in a selected application domain and will give participants experience collaborating with domain experts and other data scientists. A concentration in biomedical informatics is also available. More concentration areas are under development.