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Lewis University offers new online Master of Science in Data Science degree

Published: August 1, 2014.

Lewis University proudly announces the addition of its latest online degree program, a Master of Science in Data Science. The online Master of Science program was crafted to instill within professionals a comprehensive understanding of big data analysis and management.

The program is designed to prepare professionals with an advanced skillset of mathematics and computer science as they relate to the field of data analysis, and the techniques and theories taught are applicable to a variety of fields, ranging from natural and social science to healthcare and education. The 36-credit-hour program also offers two unique concentrations: Data Science for Computer Scientists and Data Science for Life Scientists.

Upon graduating, students of the online Master of Science in Data Science are equipped to create large-scale data storage systems, explain how data science techniques can be used to solve problems related to the life sciences using data from a variety of sources and develop solutions for data management projects that help solve problems related to life science applications.

“Online education has transformed the way in which working professionals continue their education. Our students are career-oriented, and adding the M.S. in Data Science to our current roster of online programs will benefit a great number of individuals, helping them take their careers to the next level,” stated Dr. Piotr Szczurek, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Master Science in Data Science program. “The curriculum is unique for a program such as this, given that one of the two concentrations offered is housed within our Department of Biology.”

Lewis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is ranked as a top university by The Princeton Review and GI Jobs.

Learn more about the online Master of Science in Data Science degree program at Lewis University today. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or request further information.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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