Data Science Master's Degree

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Degree Type
Master of Science

Build the essential analysis and leadership skills needed for careers in today's data-driven world. 

Old Westbury students learn to:

  • Articulate analytics as a core strategy of data science
  • Transform data into actionable insights
  • Develop statistically sound and robust analytic solutions
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Formulate and manage plans to address business issues
  • Evaluate constraints on the use of data
  • Assess data structure and data lifecycle 

Python & Pizza

These monthly events bring together students, professionals and faculty to share the latest techniques and applications in data analytics. Recent topics covered include Data Visualization, Intro to Python, and Recommender Systems.

The gatherings are held as part of the Long Island Data Analytics Meetups hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. 

Data Science Careers


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U.S. News 100 Best Jobs list for 2024

This report featured two data science positions high up in its annual review:  Information Security Analyst (#7) and Data Scientist (#8) along with other data-centric positions like Actuary (#9) Operations Research Analyst (#15), and Marketing Research Analyst (#27).


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Hireeazy Best "High-Growth" Jobs in 2024

Among the nation's leading provider of on-demand recruiters and business development services, Hireeazy named data scientists (#3) among the 5 High-Growth Career Opportunities in 2024. 

Alumni Profiles

Sukhpreet Kaur
  • Data Science Master's Degree
I came from India with a B.A. in Math and Physics. I arrived in America 5…
Michael Burrell
  • Data Science Master's Degree
I am psyched that I am graduating and already have a job lined up in…
Monizah Mahmood
  • Data Science Master's Degree
I came to the U.S. 5 years ago from Iran. I earned my B.A. in Electrical…
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About the Curriculum

The 36-credit interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Degree provides a strong background in data science methodologies. The program has strong emphasis on the areas of programming, data management, data mining, machine learning and statistics. The degree culminates in a course in project management, a real world internship experience, and a two-semester capstone Data Science Project.

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