The Data Science Master’s program at UMBC prepares students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds for careers in data science. In the core courses, students will gain a thorough understanding of data science through classes that highlight: Machine learning, Data analysis, Data management, Ethical and legal considerations, and more. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the basic computing principles behind data science, to include but not limited to data ingestion, curation and cleaning and the 4Vs of data science: Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity, as well as the implicit 5th V -- Value. Through applying principles of data science to the analysis of problems within specific domains expressed through the program pathways, students will gain practical, real world industry relevant experience.
The M.P.S. in Data Science is an industry-recognized credential and the program prepares students with the technical and management skills that they need to succeed in the workplace. Bringing together faculty from a wide range of fields who have a deep understanding of the real-world applications of data analytics, UMBC’s Data Science programs prepare students for the workplace through hands-on experience, rigorous academics, and access to a robust network of knowledgeable industry professionals.