BU CDS Launches New MS Program in Data Science

Boston University's Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences announces the launch of its inaugural Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program, which is now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. The comprehensive program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the rapidly growing field of data science.

The MSDS is a flexible program designed to meet the goals of students pursuing academic or professional data science careers. The program provides students with practical experience and access to state-of-the-art facilities.

The MSDS program is a 32-credit program that can be completed in as little as nine months. Students will declare either a Core Methods Focused Concentration or Applied Methods Focused Concentration. In addition to the core curriculum and concentration courses, the MSDS program offers students a unique opportunity to enhance their learning through an optional summer internship or master’s thesis course. As a result, the program can be extended and completed over 12 or 16 months. All students begin the program in September.

"One of the distinctive aspects of the MSDS at BU is that it is designed to accommodate two kinds of students: those who want to focus on the core methods of data science (coming from computer science, math and statistics, and computer engineering), as well as those who want to gain experience applying data science methods in a particular domain such as business, natural science, social impacts, or security," says Mark Crovella, professor in both Computer Science and the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences, and CDS Chair of Academic Affairs.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming academic year, and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2023.

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