Master - Data Science

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Northcentral University's Master of Science in Data Science program gives you the opportunity to prepare for a career gathering, processing, and managing data for an organization. Read more about the online MSDS program at Northcentral here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Master of Science in Data Science program is designed to enhance your understanding of how organizations use data to make decisions. Courses give you the chance to learn about database design, working with big data, quantitative research design, and data mining. You can also take courses designed to teach data visualization, predictive analysis, and strategies for interpreting and reporting data. The program concludes with a capstone course where you will demonstrate your analysis and strategic management skills in a data science project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Science in Data Science program, you must have earned a bachelor's degree. Having an academic background in computers or data management, as well as strong communication and analytical skills, could also be helpful.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete 30 credits to earn Northcentral University's Master of Science in Data Science. This includes 12 core credits, 15 specialization credits, and 3 capstone credits.

Courses for a Master of Science in Data Science

Course NumberCourse Title
TIM 6500Principles of Data Science
TIM 6505Quantitative Research Design
TIM 5020Databases & Business Intelligence
TIM 6530Big Data Integration
TIM 6130Data Mining
TIM 6501Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
TIM 6520Inferential Statistics and Predictive Analysis
TIM 6540Critical Analysis, Interpreting and Reporting Data
TIM 6510Data Visualization
TIM 6590Strategic Management of Data, Information, and Knowledge

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Northcentral University's Master of Science in Data Science, you could pursue data analysis-related positions in a number of different industries, including biotechnology, retail, government, and manufacturing. Some of the job titles you could consider include:

  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • IT business analyst