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Master of Science in
Data Science

This program is designed to prepare students to use the latest computational and analytical tools to solve data intensive problems in business, industry or government.

In the era of big data revolution, deriving insights from available data to support or optimize decisions is becoming a necessity in businesses, industries, and governments. Embry-Riddle’s Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) is designed to provide students with the practical skills they need to lead the industry into the future. Whether you seek to enhance your marketability in the fields of safety, cybersecurity, business, homeland security or a broader area, the MSDS will prepare you to transform ubiquitous data into reliable, actionable decisions applying a combination of data understanding, analytical skills, and domain knowledge.

Embry-Riddle graduates are in demand in aviation & aerospace, as well as in business, cybersecurity, homeland security, safety and more. Interdisciplinary coursework, world-renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art labs prepare students to work collaboratively, and to employ the most powerful computational and analytic tools to meet the complex challenges of today. Five distinct tracks allow students to choose their specialization and build on current knowledge. Internships provide the opportunity to earn real-world experience outside the classroom, and a collaborative capstone project provides access to real-world data sets and equips students to communicate findings effectively with data visualization.


About Data Science at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Master of Science in Data Science degree program is designed to prepare students to use the latest computational and analytic tools to solve data intensive problems that arise in business, industry or government. The goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills of data collection, pre-processing, analysis, visualization and ethical implication associated with large heterogeneous data arising within the various domain areas. 

All the core courses within the degree program are project-based allowing for hands-on experience culminating in a final capstone project or an internship in the student’s chosen domain area. The program offers the flexibility for the students to choose one of the five tracks (Aviation Safety, Aviation Business, High Performance Computing and Big Data, Cybersecurity and Homeland Security) to specialize in depending, on their interest.


30 Credits

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