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Indiana University Bloomington - Online Master of Science in Data Science Program

Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering offers an online Master of Science in Data Science program that focuses on the technology used to perform data analytics operations in fields like financial forecasting, health informatics, and bioinformatics. Students learn the technical aspects of high performance computing, data networks, and data visualization software, and explore how these tools are used to make more effective decisions. This is a 30-credit master’s degree that requires the completion of 10 graduate-level classes. Students who enroll full-time can graduate in one-and-a-half years; part-time students have up to five years to complete the program. The degree is 100% online and does not require any campus visits.

The MS in Data Science is offered through Indiana University Online (IU Online), which utilizes a learning management system (LMS) that supports asynchronous instruction. This means that most lectures are available for streaming on-demand. Other course materials can be accessed and/or downloaded through the LMS portal. Class assignments, projects, and exams adhere to a schedule and are submitted online. Instructors may have live online office hours at designated times, and may require students to locate a local proctor to oversee exams.

IU Online’s Data Science curriculum encompasses four core courses and six electives that cover targeted technologies and techniques in data science. The four core subject areas include: Data Analysis and Statistics, Data Lifecycle, Data Management & Infrastructure, and Domain/Application. Students enroll in one course per subject area. This typically includes classes in Information Visualization, Applied Machine Learning, Security for Networked Systems, and Big Data Applications and Analytics. Electives are selected from graduate courses in Computer Science, Informatics, Information and Library Science, and Public and Environmental Affairs. Sample electives include: Social Media Mining; Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making; and Big Data in Drug Discovery, Health and Translation Medicine.

Indiana University Bloomington is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Indiana University Bloomington: School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Programs Offered: Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
Instruction Methods: Majority of instruction is asynchronous. Students interact with professors and classmates through online chat and discussion forums. Students may interact with professors through live online office hours.
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Online Master of Science in Data Science program

Program Overview
Program Type: Data Science
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Data Analysis and Statistics, Elements of Artificial Intelligence, Applied Machine Learning, Big Data Application and Analytics
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall admission only
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Full-time: program can be completed in 1.5 years; Part-time: students have up to 5 years to complete the program
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA to apply
Testing Requirements: GRE Required (GRE waiver may be possible with 5+ years of relevant work experience)
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$12,500 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $395.10 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: School is currently seeking approval for students who are residents of Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, New Hamphsire and Oregon

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