Seton Hall University to Offer M.S. in Data Science

By Taylor Smith 

Launching in the fall of 2019, Seton Hall University’s College of Arts and Sciences will offer a Master of Science in data science. The data science program encompasses coursework in statistics, computer science, and applied mathematics. Data scientists are currently in high demand for their knowledge and understanding of business needs, analytics, computer science, and systems engineering. Graduate students will also have the opportunity to pursue certifications in both Amazon Web Services and Tableau, a cloud computing technology. Seton Hall students can bolster their academic experience with potential internships with leading companies such as Barnes and Noble, Google, Facebook, Comcast, Chase, and Amazon. The M.S. in data science is a 30 credit, 16-month track. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in mathematics and statistics occupations is projected to grow by 33 percent through 2026 (nearly five times faster than all other occupations). Furthermore, a recent report issued by the Education Advisory Board states that “between September 2016 and October 2018, both regional and national employer demands for master’s level professionals with data science skills increased about 140-250 percent.”

Located in South Orange, N.J, Seton Hall University is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, providing undergraduate and graduate students with a value-centered, technologically-enhanced education geared towards professional development. For graduate coursework, Seton Hall offers the following degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy, along with several graduate certificate programs. 

To learn more about the post-graduate offerings at Seton Hall University, visit https://www.shu.edu/arts-sciences/graduate-programs.cfm.