The Master of Science in Applied Data Science program’s mission is to prepare students to become effective data scientists who can develop useful insights and communicate those insights to decision makers.

Designed to include students with or without a strong quantitative background, the Master of Science in Applied Data Science is well-suited for individuals with a background in the liberal arts or the social sciences, as well as those health care, education, and business fields such as marketing, finance, and accounting. Advanced mathematics training (such as calculus, linear algebra, or computer programming) is not required for admission to the program.

The program is ideal for students looking to continue their studies immediately following their undergraduate experience with an eye toward bolstering their career prospects, as well as individuals seeking career advancement in their respective industries.

The program is offered in a format convenient for working professionals, using a combination of traditional and hybrid courses. Students may progress through the program at differing speeds. All courses are offered at night to allow students to work during the day.

Created in consultation with data scientists and business professionals, the Master of Science in Applied Data Science curriculum focuses on acquiring and working with data and communicating insights to decision makers.

Admission Requirements

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • An online application
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable) and proof of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two letters of recommendation
    Note: You can now submit recommendation letters online. Please refer to the online application for instructions.
  • Current résumé and personal-goals statement
  • Official TOEFL scores (if your native language is not English)

At the discretion of the admissions committee, current St. John Fisher College students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply using the accelerated application.

To request a meeting to discuss the Master of Science in Applied Data Science program with an admissions counselor, call (585) 385-8064 or email grad@sjfc.edu

Master of Science in Applied Data Science (M.S.)

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