Our five affordable graduate programs in Applied Data Science can be completed online, in person, or hybrid. The two-year Master’s program and four graduate certificate programs prepare students to collect, analyze, and report on big data effectively and ethically. These programs provide real-world application and paid field experience with leading data-driven companies. With 100% job placement and a $95k median salary, the MS in Applied Data Science program is a great return on your investment.
New! Graduate Certificate Programs Now Available
New College is pleased to offer four graduate certificates designed to provide you with valuable educational experience in a more accessible, focused format than a traditional master’s degree program. They include: Data Analysis and Visualization with R, Machine Learning with Python, Statistical Modeling, and Distributed Computing. Plus, you can transfer your graduate certificate credits to apply toward the Master’s degree program in Applied Data Science. Learn More
Master’s in Applied Data Science Program
The M.S. Applied Data Science graduate program is a two-year 36-credit program, which includes 11 full-semester 3-credit courses, two required practicums (one being a full-semester 3-credit course), industrial seminar series in the first three semesters and industrial workshops during the January interterm. The curriculum offers a blend of interdisciplinary theory and practical application of skills through courses, such as Exploratory Data Analysis, Applied Machine Learning, and Data Visualization. Our students gain experience applying both Python and R to develop solutions for our corporate partners as a part of the rigorous curriculum.
In the final semester, students will implement their skills and obtain industry experience with a paid practicum working full-time as part of a data science team at one of our corporate partners, or at another company or organization of their choice. The practicum course will be completed under Data Science faculty supervision and is a required component of the program. At the end of the program, students would have gained the industry knowledge, technical skills, and real-world experience required to start their successful careers.
“Students can expect a very well-rounded education from the data science program. Whether it be in algorithms, statistics or general programming, you’ll have all the things you’ll need to be successful as a data scientist.”
M.S. in Applied Data Science Student
What do Students and Alumni Say?
Our curriculum is developed with our corporate partners and industry experts as the applications of big data evolve. Students will get hands-on experience with real data sets from a variety of industries, and complete a paid, full-time practicum, often with our partners or an organization of their choice.
See the executives and professionals committed to enhancing knowledge and practice of Data Science and Business Analytics for our program as part of the M.S. Applied Data Science Advisory Board.
First Semester Courses
The state-of-the-art curriculum blends theory and practice. Over four semesters students in the small-cohort program are guided by our values of academic rigor, dedication, practical relevance, and teamwork.
The bootcamp aims to equip all students entering the graduate program with introductory skills and knowledge needed to conduct further coursework in the program. This will help students from diverse backgrounds to have a common knowledge base as a cohort. Topics will include review of Python and R programming, common data science tools, resources and platforms, operating systems, database concepts and systems, among others. The Bootcamp is offered during the week of new graduate student orientation. It is a 3-day intensive course.
MS Applied Data Science Faculty & Staff
New College of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s in Applied Data Science degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of New College of Florida.