The MS program in Data Science will provide graduates with a strong background in statistical methodologies, data visualization, technical project management and agile practices. Graduates from the program will:  

  • Master programming languages (R/R studio and Python), as well as in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and database query languages (e.g., SQL).  
  • Become data storytellers by learning how to assimilate and present information in a compelling manner in writing, orally, or visually, thereby allowing for the transformation of data into actionable information and insights. 
  • Engage real-world problems through labs, as well as industry partnerships, practicums and internships with major organizations and agencies in the Philadelphia/South Jersey metropolitan corridor.   

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be well positioned to find employment in the growing data science and analytics industry. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Official transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
  • GRE scores not required, but recommended 
  • At least two letters of recommendation, preferably from academic references 
  • Personal statement (maximum two pages) about academic interests and career goals 
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score report

APPLICATION DEADLINES 

  • Spring – November 1  
  • Fall – March 1 

*We are still reviewing and accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term. Apply by April 17th.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The curriculum consists of 30 credits including 12 credits from four required core courses, 3 credits from lab courses (1 credit each), 9 credits from elective courses (one 3 credit course from each domain area; see below), 3 credits of practicum or internship, and 3 credits of independent study or a capstone project.  

All core courses will be taught using the Python programming language. 

Contact the Department

Dr. Sunil Shende
856-225-6122
sunil.shende@rutgers.edu

Contact the Graduate School Recruiter

Erick Watt-Udogu, Assistant Dean
856-225-6517
erick.watt.udogu@camden.rutgers.edu