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Applied Data Science

The first of its kind in the nation, the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI is a pioneer in the field of informatics and data science.  When organizations are awash with data, they need a lifeline. You can be the one who channels the data and converts it into actionable knowledge that adds value.

Data science can optimize the delivery of health care, or improve a company’s marketing strategy.  Learn to manage massive stores of data in the cloud and the data life cycle when you earn our Master of Science degree in Applied Data Science.  

Students learn methods of data mining, ways to transform large datasets into usable knowledge and how to represent information visually.  The master's in Applied Data Science provides students with core completencies in the latest methods of data management, analysis, and infrastructure and high-throughput data storage.  Curriculum includes instruction in client-server application development, and ethical and the professional management of informatics projects.

The plan of study is comprised of 30 credit hours. It includes eight required courses on the following topics: informatics, data visualization, relational databases, statistics, web and database development, project management or research design, statistical learning, and cloud computing. In addition, there are six credit hours of approved electives.

Fall 2019 Admission Plan of Study:

INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics

LIS S511 Database Design

PSY 60000 Statistical Inference

INFO H515 Data Analytics

INFO H516 Applied Cloud Computing for Data Intensive Sciences

NEWM N510 Web Database Development

INFO H517 Visualization Design, Analysis and Evaluation

INFO-H518 Deep Learning Neural Networks

Two Electives (with approval)


Last updated:  4/23/2018