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The Data Science and Analytics (M.S.) degree provides computer science students with the fundamental analytics background necessary to work with big and complex data sets in any discipline. It also allows a statistics or computing student to gain additional cross-disciplinary background, or for a student of any discipline to develop skills to solve data-intensive problems. This degree has applications to health, social, political, and environmental issues as science and technology disciplines. It provides training in key technical computer science areas while also developing business and communication skills.
The Data Science and Analytics (M.S.) degree is located in the School of Computing and Information Systems, within the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing. This program also collaborates closely with the Statistics Department.
Source: EMSI, 2020
According to 2019 EMSI data, opportunities for data scientists and data analysts are expected to grow 12% in West Michigan and 10% in the U.S. by 2024. The median annual wage for data analysis professionals is $87,443 nationwide but varies by region, industry, and job title. GVSU graduates often hold the following job titles:
Source: EMSI 2020
The M.S. in Data Science and Analytics at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual data science job postings.
Source: EMSI 2020
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The Data Science and Analytics (M.S.) program requires a minimum of 36 credits. Requisite courses, from statistics, computer science, and professional science, provide students with a strong foundation in data science. This is an applied program for the working professional.
The program features:
Students are expected to complete field experiences and collaborative assignments and projects. Visit the online catalog for course offerings and degree requirements.
In addition to Grand Valley's admission requirements all students seeking a degree for the M.S. in Data Science & Analytics must also meet the following requirements:
The application deadlines are July 1 for the Fall semester and Nov 1 for the Winter semester. The $30 application fee is waived if you’ve already applied to Grand Valley.
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