The Master of Science in Data Science is designed to meet the rising demand for highly skilled data science and data analytics professionals. The UNT program prepares students for careers in data science and analytics with a broad knowledge of the required tools, techniques, and methods. The program focuses on relevant areas including statistical analysis, natural language processing, computational linguistics, information retrieval, information visualization, social network analysis, text analytics and data mining.
The program also helps graduates to acquire the types of skills and competencies needed in designing, implementing and transforming data sets and large volumes of information into actionable knowledge. It provides students with the knowledge they need to manage data science and data analytics projects and work with analytics tools and technologies. The program is aimed at educating a new generation of information professionals capable of taking the leadership role through connecting the dots and using data to support strategic initiatives within the organization.
The program in Denton, Texas offers students the flexibility to select a combination of face-to-face, online and blended courses.
We are a member of key organizations and consortiums that provide unique research opportunities for our students. We are a member of the prestigious iSchools organization, a consortium of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field. This partnership provides opportunities for our students to be trained in research from world-renowned scholars. Research labs and centers on campus provide the resources necessary to conduct in-depth study in your field. These include the UNT College of Information's Data Innovation Lab, the Intelligent Information Access Lab, the Visual Thinking Lab, and others.