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  • About NCU’s Master of Science in Data Science

    Our Master of Science in Data Science program is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of this emerging, interdisciplinary field. Students will gain a broad knowledge base that includes the data lifecycle and how to process large amounts of unstructured data into useable datasets that organizations can utilize.

    This program is designed and taught by experienced professionals to ensure that it’s aligned with current industry needs, including the CRISP structure. It takes students through a broad range of topics such as the principles of data science, data mining, big data integration and data visualization. Additionally, we’ll cover the strategic management of data as well as how to manage legal, ethical and security risks in information systems.

  • Program Learning Outcomes

    • Evaluate an organization’s potential for improvement in data management
    • Explain concepts and arguments associated with data science
    • Manage legal, ethical, and security risks information systems
    • Evaluate the scope and impact of emerging data science concepts on a local and global scale
    • Formulate solutions to practical problems in data management
  • Why Northcentral?

    The things that make us different...also make us better.

    • One-To-One Learning Model: At Northcentral University, your classroom size is ONE. In other words, Northcentral's programs provide you with the opportunity to partner with a member of our 100% doctoral faculty in each of your courses.
    • 100% Doctoral Faculty: Northcentral University maintains 100% doctoral faculty, most of whom have completed their program of study at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the discipline in which they teach or develop curricula.
    • Accreditation: Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Certain NCU programs have also received programmatic accreditation from other accrediting bodies, including ACBSP and COAMFTE.
    • Unique Flexibility: You shouldn't have to put your education on hold, at Northcentral University we offer weekly course starts to fit your schedule. With no need to wait for the start of a semester, you can start your educational journey as soon as you're ready. Northcentral University also has no physical residency requirements, which makes us a great fit for working professionals, as well as for military personnel and international students who do not have to relocate or spend money to travel to a campus to complete the online degree.


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