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Online Master of Science in Data Science Curriculum

Help organizations leverage social data for better problem solving.

The Utica College online Master’s in Data Science curriculum offers specializations in Social Science Analytics, Cybersecurity, Business Analytics, Financial Crime, as well as a General option to allow students to tailor their degree to match their career goals.

This 30 credit-hour program requires the student to complete 15 credit hours in the data science core before finishing their program with 12 credit hours in an area(s) of their choosing, and conclude with a three (3) credit masters capstone project. The program is designed so it can be completed in as few as five continuous semesters of study (about 2 years).

Curriculum: Core Courses (18 credit hours)Credit Hours
DSC 501Introduction to Data Science3
DSC 503Statistical Methods3
DSC 607Data Mining3
DSC 609Machine Learning3
DSC 611Data Visualization3
 Select one of the following 
DSC 680Capstone3
DSC 690Thesis3
Social Science Analytics Specialization (12 credit hours) 
SOC 555Community and Social Change3
SOC 563Complex Organizations3
SOC 565Demography3
ECN 575Behavioral Economics3
Cybersecurity Specializations (12 credit hours) 
 Select any four of these courses: 
CYB 606Cyberspace and Cybersecurity or CYB 605 Principles of Cybersecurity3
CYB 610Cyber Intelligence3
CYB 615Cyber Counterintelligence3
CYB 671Open Source Cyber Surveillance3
CYB 674Cyber Data Fusion3
Business Analytics Specialization (12 credit hours) 
ECN 610Managerial Economics3
FIN 601Advanced Financial Management3
MGT 610Core Topics in Management3
BUS 621Financial Fluency I1.5
BUS 622Financial Fluency II1.5
Financial Crime Specialization (12 credit hours) 
FCM 601Proseminar in Financial Crime and Compliance Management3
FCM 626Financial Investigations*3
FCM 642Advanced Fraud Analysis*3
BUS 631Data-driven Decision-making I1.5
BUS 632Data-driven Decision-making II1.5

*FCM 626 and 642 residency requirements waived for DSC students who complete DSC 501, 503, 607, and 609 or the instructor's approval.

General Specialization (12 credit hours)
The general specialization gives students the flexibility to design an academic focus that reflects their expertise and career goals. Students select any four 3-credit graduate level courses with approval from the Program Director.

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Utica College’s completely online format allows you to balance your studies with your personal and professional obligations. And with competitively priced tuition, it’s a solid investment in your future.

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Fill out the form to receive more information about the curriculum for Data Science in this exciting online master’s program., as of March 2017