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2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Data Science

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An individual graduate program is arranged by the student with an advisor during the first semester and approved by the student’s Graduate Committee. All students complete three required computer science courses and a master’s project course. Elective courses round out the student’s program.

Required Courses

  • DSC 530 Data Visualization Workshop Credits: 3
  • DSC 550 Data Science Practicum Credits: 3
  • MTH 522 Mathematical Statistics Credits: 3

Select five additional CIS, MTH or Approved 500- or 600-level courses

Approved courses from another department may be substituted, with prior approval from the Graduate Curriculum Committee or Director(s) of the Data Science Program. Students approved to do a formal thesis register for DSC 690 Master’s Thesis (3) as one of these elective courses.

Additional Requirements

  • As many as two undergraduate technical electives may serve as graduate electives, only with prior approval of the Graduate Curriculum Committee.
  • No more than 9 credits of coursework taken as a non-degree special student may subsequently be credited toward the graduate degree.
  • Students must meet the university graduate requirement of at least a 3.0 grade point average; only courses graded C or better may count toward the degree.
  • Students doing a Master’s Thesis will make an oral presentation on the thesis topic.

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