Grand Canyon University

Master of Science in Data Science (Online)

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Data Science prepares computer science and engineering professionals for an advanced career path in analytics and strategy by exploring how data science drives organizations forward. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to apply predictive analytics theory, principles, technical tools and industry-specific knowledge to a wide variety of problems in science, engineering and business.

In today’s information age and fast-growing digital world, data science is rising as a high-demand career path, seeking results-oriented professionals who are skilled in data analysis, data mining, computer programming and problem solving in order to make effective data-driven business decisions. This is a profession that requires data science professionals to be able to handle the entire data lifecycle:

  • Identify challenges/ask questions
  • Capture data from various sources
  • Interpret and organize information
  • Use intelligence to develop solutions
  • Apply findings to answer questions
  • Drive business strategy

These professionals are assets for all industries that are experiencing a shortage of candidates who have the technical skills to perform this job; Glassdoor ranks data science as the number one best job in America in 2018 with a 4.2/5 job satisfaction and over 4,500 job openings.* Equipped with a master’s degree, professionals may have opportunities for greater earning potential. This program is ideal for professionals who are interested in advancing their career, making discoveries with big data, working with new innovative technologies and pursuing research-oriented, forward-thinking leadership roles to impact business decisions.

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