Data Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines math and statistics, scientific computing, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning to uncover knowledge and insights hidden in observational data, which guides us to understand and analyze actual phenomena with data. The award-winning Data Science Program at the University of Central Florida offers an established educational environment complemented with ongoing industrial collaborations.
The MS Data Science Track focuses on techniques and theories drawn from data science and its application to many fields, such as business, social, and health problems. The program is particularly suited for individuals who have completed an undergraduate program in mathematics, statistics, economics, business, or other related fields, and wish to pursue a career in data science, which is one of the fastest-growing fields across every industry. Data scientists are the professionals who analyze massive data sets and combine those with statistical knowledge to uncover trends and associations and make theoretically sound decisions on, for example, business, social, and health subjects. Data scientists have one of the most coveted jobs, as the demand for them far exceeds the existing number of qualified people in the area. Currently, the workforce in the data science industry consists mainly of individuals trained with post-college education. To date, very few university degree programs exist for training students for such a large and growing industry in the United States.