The MSDS consists of the core requirements, the depth of study, a choice of courses, and the capstone. Core requirements include fundamental concepts, techniques, tools, and practices related to data science. In addition to the core courses, the Depth of Study sequence prepares students to demonstrate expertise in data science with courses such as Math and Statistics for Data Science, and Big Data Architectures and Systems.
A choice of courses allows students to expand their interests in other disciplines, such as Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or IT Management. Students can select an internship as an option. Students complete the capstone course which can be a project, research paper, thesis, poster, or a public presentation designed to demonstrate mastery.