Earning your M.S. in Data Science from Regis University

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Why should I study data science?

一道本不卡免费高清Simply put, you see data differently than other people. Data explains where we’ve been, but you think it alsotells us what lies ahead. Fortunately, there’s plenty of data for you to work with. According to ,90 percent of the world’s data was created in the lasttwo years.

一道本不卡免费高清Jobs in data science are in demand and the field is in need of people with your insights and passions. estimates a shortage of more than 140,000 people with deep analytical skills through 2018. They alsoproject a need for an additional 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use data in effectivedecision making.

Is data science for me?

一道本不卡免费高清From insurance, to banking, to healthcare, nearly every industry has recognized the value of data and the people whocan analyze and interpret it. A master’s in Data Science degree will prepare you for in-demand career opportunities in fieldslike:

  • Data analytics
  • Data engineering
  • Statistics
  • Predictive analytics
  • Data visualization

Students are often employed in the data science field and want to advance their careers in a leadership role, or they’relooking to enter the field and need to develop their quantitative and analytical skills through real-worldapplication.

What types of people are attracted to our M.S. in Data Science program? You’re likely to share common traitssuch as:

  • A knack for solving problems
  • Deep curiosity
  • High motivation
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • An analytical mindset
  • Creative thinking

What will I learn in Regis’ M.S. in Data Science program?

一道本不卡免费高清In our on-campus and online Master of Science in Data Science program, you’ll balance fundamentals and theorywith industry-relevant application and projects that will help you solve real-world problems.

一道本不卡免费高清You’ll explore the two primary components of data science – data engineering and data analytics –with an emphasis on ethics in data and using it to contribute to the good of society. What makes Regis’ DataScience program different? Unlike other programs, you’ll study the analysis of data through data sciencesoftware and data engineering.

一道本不卡免费高清After completing the program you’ll be able to:

  • Assemble data for analysis
  • Use statistics and experimental design to construct data experiments
  • Identify trends and patterns in data
  • Generalize knowledge and insights from data
  • Create visualizations and infographics that explain data
  • Use data to effectively communicate stories that help solve problems for the business you work for
  • Use data to identify new sources of revenue or define business strategies
  • Judge data science projects for ethical concerns
  • Appraise data science projects that positively contribute to society

Is Regis’ Data Science program accredited?

一道本不卡免费高清Regis University is accredited by .

What class formats are available?

一道本不卡免费高清Data Science courses are offered online and in the classroom. The convenience of completing your data science masters online allows you to work and attend school at the same time, working toward your degree without sacrificing your paycheck.

When do Data Science classes start at Regis University?

Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:

  • January (On Campus Cohort* at Northwest Denver Campus & Online)
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • August (On Campus Cohort* at DTC Campus & Online)
  • October

*Campus-based classes are offered for this program twice annually as a “cohort” model, in which you progress through the program with the same group of students through attending on-ground, campus-based classes versus taking classes online. The majority of the campus-based cohort classes are offered at our Denver Tech Center (DTC) campus in August and our Northwest Denver一道本不卡免费高清 campus in January.  The cohort model is intended to start and graduate together, through taking the same sequence of on-campus classes.

What are Regis graduates saying about our M.S. in Data Science program?

“The labs and coursework at Regis prepared me to knock out technical interviews for data scientist roles,”said Kal Rosa, M.S. in Data Science student. “I’ve had the opportunity for hands-on experience withHadoop, Tableau and predictive analytics that made my courses at Regis enjoyable, with tangible topics that transferright into the workplace.”

Faculty Spotlight

Douglas Hart,Professor, Chair of Data Sciences Department

一道本不卡免费高清“The data science program at Regis challenges students to hone their analytical skills in a sociallyresponsible manner,” said Doug Hart, Professor, Chair of Data Sciences Department at Regis University. “Weexplore data issues that today’s businesses and governments are facing and privacy issues that consumers arepassionate about. The program really prepares students to think critically about how to best analyze data and therole that data plays in decision making.” 

Career Opportunities

What careers can I get with a data science degree?

With an M.S. in Data Science degree, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles in nearly any industry, wherever your passions lie. You’ll develop skills to work alongside business, technology and analytics teams, coming together to solve problems. Commonly held data science titles include:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Warehouse Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • And Statistician, among other roles

一道本不卡免费高清Graduates will be prepared for an in-demand leadership role managing teams of analysts and data scientists.

Career support from Regis

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

What salary can I expect with an M.S. in Data Science degree?

Salary numbers for data science jobs vary by title and experience. Below are ranges for some common positions with varying experience levels. All information is via *.

  • Entry-level Data Analyst: $50,000 - $70,000
  • Experienced Data Analyst: $65,000 - $110,000
  • Junior Data Engineer: $70,000 - $115,000
  • Data Scientist: $85,000 - $170,000
  • Analytics Manager: $90,000 - $240,000
  • Domain-expert Data Engineer: $100,000 - $165,000

*Salary data from spring 2016.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (18 credit hours)
MSDS 600 Introduction to Data Science
MSDS 610 Data Engineering
MSDS 640 Ethics, Privacy and Social Justice in Data Science
MSDS 650 Data Analytics
MSDS 660 Statistical Methods and Experimental Design
MSCC 697 Information Technology Research Methods
Data Science Electives (12 credit hours)
Select 4 classes from the following: 
MSDS 620 Data Collection and Preparation
MSDS 655 Business Intelligence
MSDS 662 Exploratory Data Analysis
MSDS 664 Statistical Inference and Predictive Analytics
MSDS 670 Visualization
MSDS 674 Geographic Information Systems
MSDS 680 Machine Learning
MSDS 682 Text Analytics
MSDS 684 Reinforcement Learning
MSDS 686 Deep Learning
MSDS 688 Artificial Intelligence
Degree Completion Requirements (6 credit hours)
MSDS 692 Data Science Practicum I 
MSDS 696 Data Science Practicum II
Optional Data Engineering Specialization (18 credit hours)
Specialization fulfills elective and degree completion requirements
MSDE 620 Data Wrangling I
MSDE 621 Data Wrangling II
MSDE 630 Big Data Architecture
MSDE 632 SQL and NoSQL
MSDE 692 Data Engineering Practicum I
MSDE 696 Data Engineering Practicum II

Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.

Download a printable fact sheet with program details.

How to Apply

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Admission Criteria

一道本不卡免费高清The Master of Science in Data Science degree requires students to have prerequisite knowledge in computer programming and statistics. Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor’s degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field is required.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S.regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. You can download a transcript request form here.
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard
      Mail Code: P-28
      Denver, CO 80221-1099

    Electronic transcripts may be sent to sendtranscripttoRU@peikekhabari.com

  • Admissions essay (Career Goal Statement).  Instructions to upload your completed statement are included in the online application.
  • Current resume
  • Additional  apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Admissions Eligibility

All completed applications for admissions will be reviewed. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 and/or those applicant who do not meet the work experience requirement will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to take one 500-level foundational course (3 credits) prior to beginning their 600-level graduate program coursework. A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in the 500-level foundational course to continue progressing through the 600-level graduate program coursework.

It is recommended that applications are submitted one month in advance of desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. Completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

Your application file, including all required documents, must be completed to be considered for admission.  Keep in mind that classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply now for admission consideration.

International Applicants

All completed application materials should be submitted at least six to eight weeks in advance of your intended start date. It takes longer to process international applications. Visit the  here.

Schedule a one on one appointment with an Admissions Counselor at the DTC Campus.


Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the M.S. Data Science program.