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In an environment where digitization permeates both society and economy at an exponentially growing pace, the capabilities of data collection, processing, and mining with massive data volume have become the new industrial norm. Big data ranks among the most fascinating challenges for all types of organizations and businesses are asking increasingly complex questions across blended data sets consisting of structured and unstructured information. Consequently, data scientists, data analysts and other related jobs are in increasing demand, creating an unmet shortage since the mid-2010s.
For companies across all sectors, data science helps them understand their business to make better decisions. For example, healthcare organizations rely on data science to collect information on diseases and provide better solutions in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Data science is also indispensable to the media industry to aggregate and analyze social or natural trends for more targeted reporting.
The local, national, and global demand for skilled data scientists will continue to grow. The M.S. in Data Science program at Fei Tian College–Middletown prepares graduates to enter this exciting field with the capability to tackle real-world problems in the industry of their interest. Our program provides thorough understanding of advanced theories, proficiency in state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, as well as analytical thinking capabilities to apply appropriate methods in practice to solve problems.
FTC–Middletown also supports students with remedial and pre-requisite courses with our undergraduate Data Science program. Along with small class sizes, knowledgeable and helpful faculty and convenience location close to New York City, our program will prepare you for an exciting and bright career in this ever-changing era of “Bigger and Bigger Data”.
Graduate students in Data Science Department can have the opportunity to conduct original research, complete a capstone project, and interact with our industry partners and top-notch faculty. Our interdisciplinary curriculum consists of 10 courses (31 credits):
Our program covers four major aspects of data science: cutting-edge computational techniques, statistical methods, data processing and storage, and practical applications (the capstone project). The program adopts a balanced composition of the various fields that contribute to the field of data science, so that students can grasp the essential theories, methods and skills as well as properly integrate and synthesize them for data analysis and application.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data science related jobs are projected to be among the 20 fastest growing occupations in the United States between 2019-2029, with a growth rate of 31 percent and a median pay of $98,230 per year in 2020. FTCM’s master program prepares graduates toward data science related professionals including but not limited to:
Both full-time and part-time students must complete all 31 credits within four years of enrolling as a MS candidate in Data Science.
|DAS401||Fundamentals of Data Science||3|
|DAS422||Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization||3|
|STA411||Probability and Inference||3|
|CIS543||Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing||3|
|CIS536||Machine Learning for Data Science||3|
|CIS431||Modern Applied Statistical Learning||3|
|CIS441||Cloud Computing and Big Data||3|
|DAS421||Sample Survey and Customer Analytics||3|
|DAS441||Data Mining for Business||3|
|STA421||Design and Analysis of Experiments and Quality Control||3|
Fei Tian College–Middletown will offer a limited number of tuition scholarships to qualified students admitted to the program. All applicants for admission will be considered for these awards on a competitive basis. These scholarships will cover a portion of the tuition costs for up to one and half years.