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Master of Science in Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science


The Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) jointly offer a new interdisciplinary Master of Science (MS) degree program in Data Science. This program is designed to give students a comprehensive framework for reasoning about data.

Innovative Curriculum

Students in the MS in Data Science degree program will engage in extensive course work intended to develop depth in data collection, storage, retrieval, manipulation, visualization, modeling and interpretation. Students will also be able to choose elective courses from a variety of offerings in Khoury, the College of Engineering (COE), and throughout the campus to explore areas that generate data, or specialized data science applications. Successful program graduates will be well positioned to attain data scientist and data engineer positions in a fast-growing field or to progress into doctoral degrees in related disciplines.

Over 15 graduate certificates are available to provide students the opportunity to develop a specialization in an area of their choice. Certificates can be taken in addition to or in combination with a master’s degree, or provide a pathway to a master’s degree in Northeastern’s College of Engineering. Master’s programs can also be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Students should consult with their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Program Contacts

Jennifer Dy
Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of Experiential AI Postdoc Education,  Roux Institute

Machine learning; data mining; statistical pattern recognition; computer vision and image processing

David Kaeli
COE Distinguished Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program Director,  Data Science
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Computer architecture; GPUs; heterogeneous computing; performance analysis; security and information assurance; hardware reliability and recovery; Big Data analytics; workload characterization

Academic Advising

For support with academic questions, contact the student services representative assigned to this MS in Data Science program.

Admissions & Aid

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