Is Rutgers University MS in Data Science any good?

Asked by Poonam Soni 12 months ago

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Rashmi Mehrotra

Rashmi Mehrotra

J.P. Morgan || LSR’ 19

Yes. If you need a simple answer on this then yeah, Rutgers University MS in data science is quite a program to look for. It isn't any average university. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is among America's leading public research universities. The institute is constantly top-ranked and offers a variety of courses

The data science degree however is the one that intrigues the most about Rutgers University. The MS program in data science (MSDS) at Rutgers is offered by its Department of Statistics. One thing you need to know is that this program is offered in close collaboration with their Department of Computer Science. It doesn’t make much difference but the courses under this program are very diverse and have good computational electives.

The MSDS program from Rutgers is a 30-credit master's degree that provides:

  • A deep understanding of the algorithmic tools and computational infrastructure necessary to manage, explore, and make sense of uncertain and complex data
  • Computational skills to apply inference principles and prediction techniques to extract actionable value from data repositories
  • Strong technical skills in data analytics, visualization, and summarization
  • The necessary communication and leadership skills for successful careers as data science professionals

If you don't know this already, Rutgers regularly appears in the most respected annual listings of the world's top universities. Also, if it matters, it is the only USA university that is a colonial college. Colonial colleges are basically nine institutes of higher education. These are chartered in thirteen colonies before the USA became a sovereign country after the revolution. Not sure how it helps but maybe you will get a different experience there.

The fee structure for this very program is not high and Rutgers University comes under the affordable section. However, this does not limit the return on investment (ROI) the university provides. The average annual salary of data science graduates from Rutgers is over $80,000 (over 62 lakhs).

If you choose the data science program at this university, you get a respected unique university, nice earning opp, affordability plus its top-ranked university. I believe it is more than enough. What do you think, do you like it or not? If you want some specific information on this, let me know.


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