Loyola Maryland University will offer its Master of Science in Data Science program on an ongoing basis in a fully online format beginning this fall. Loyola Maryland University will offer its Master of Science in Data Science program on an ongoing basis in a fully online format beginning this fall.
"The program moved online more than a year ago in response to the pandemic, and its success online reinforced an ongoing movement," said Christopher Morrell, Ph.D., director of the master's program in data science and professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics. "With technology generating massive amounts of data, qualified data science experts are in high demand. Offering the data science master's program completely online has opened the door so that more people acquire the necessary skills for this career and benefit from an excellent education at Loyola. ”
The program offers two specializations that can be completed in 31 or 34 credits. Students complete basic courses in statistics, business and computer science. Students can also take three courses and earn a micro-credential in business analysis or data science.
Intelligent.com cla ranked Loyola's data science program among the "Top 50 Data Science Master's Programs for 2021." Loyola, which was ranked 48th on the list, was also recognized as the "Best Micro Credential Program" on the ranking.
Launched in 2017 in a hybrid format, the Master of Science in Data Science had transitioned to fully online instruction planned starting in the fall semester 2021; However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was forced to accelerate the planned shift to online education ahead of schedule. The move will now be permanent as originally planned.
Data scientists extract insights from data and identify data-driven opportunities for businesses. Glassdoor.com ranks data scientist jobs # 2 on its "50 Best Jobs in America 2021" list and consistently lists data scientist jobs at the top for work-life balance. . The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in math science occupations will grow 27.9% between 2016 and 2026, significantly more than the average for most occupations.