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Careers in Data Science are Booming!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 35% increase in data science jobs over the next decade. Learn more about the best degrees to enter the field and how New College is among the best places to study for this high-paying and meaningful career.

Why Study Data Science at New College?


Graduate Field Placement within 3 months


Median Post-Graduate Salary

Top 25

Ranked in “Best Data Science Master’s Programs in 2022” by Fortune Magazine

What do Students and Alumni Say?

Ashley Brockway Data Scientist Unum, Class of 2021

“I applied to the Data Science program to expand my toolkit working with data. I increased my confidence in computer programming and statistics, and was able to apply theoretical material in self-directed projects with my classmates. I expanded my network by meeting with alumni and bonding with my cohort over homework and group study sessions. At a high level, the program is job-focused but, in my experience, I learned strong problem-solving skills that can be applied across many projects in both work and life.”

Adriana Souza Data Scientist TechData Corp, Class of 2019

“My favorite thing about the graduate program was the fact that it was a cohort-based education. We were all from different backgrounds. Me, coming from a math and economics background, I wasn’t the best programmer. So, I needed to lean on others around me to help me build those skills up and I used my math skills to help others who didn’t come with as much math. Being so close to my colleagues and professors was a really wonderful experience.”

Tanner Robart Data Scientist Researcher U.S. Department of Transportation, Class of 2017

“The graduate program at New College were some of the best years of my life. I learned technical skills that still enable me to work in modern and cloud based computing environments. Getting so much 1 on 1 time to work and talk with my professors made sure I always had resources and help when I needed it. Working with real businesses provided hands-on consulting experience and a broad exposure to the diverse practices and needs of clients.”

Master’s in Applied Data Science Program

Lauded by Fortune Magazine as a “Best Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2022″, 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.”

Adam Lashley
M.S. in Applied Data Science Student

Fall 2024 Applications Now Available

Are you ready to pursue an in-demand, high-paying career changing the world through big data? Start your application today!

Real-World Experience

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.

Corporate Partners

Allen Institute for Brain ScienceLexisNexis Risk Solutions Groups
USDA Agricultural Research ServiceHPCC Systems
Riff Analytics 

Advisory Board

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


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 for questions about the accreditation of New College of Florida.

Catalog & Academic Calendar

Graduate Catalog 2022-2023

Graduate Academic Calendar 2022-2023

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