About DataScienceGraduatePrograms.com

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Data science has come into its own, giving rise to a new field of study that blends skills drawn from the quantitative fields of statistics, computer science and applied mathematics. While degree majors in areas like business intelligence and financial analytics have historically served as the foundation for the profession, a whole new option has emerged specifically designed to develop the multidisciplinary skills needed to meet the expectations of employers from every sector looking for new ways to exploit massive data assets.

Even as the field defines itself and data science graduate programs are developed to build on the skills of programmers, statisticians and mathematicians, few resources exist to offer guidance.

In developing DataScienceGraduatePrograms.com, we set out to change all that.

Who We Are 

As a small and completely independent group of web publishers without any outside funding or affiliations, we have been able to create an unbiased resource designed to help make preparing for graduate school a little easier.

We couldn’t have done it alone.

In developing DataScienceGraduatePrograms.com we relied on a group of talented data scientists to provide guidance. We asked them to describe the kind of resource they would’ve wanted when selecting an advanced degree program and preparing for graduate school. We took those insights to heart and set out to create the first-of-its-kind, free, comprehensive resource dedicated exclusively to advanced studies in data science.

We also relied on our dedicated team of staff writers, each with years of experience writing on topics related to education, technology and the sciences.

Scott Wilson – Scott Wilson is an author and information technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and has worked in the information technology industry for more than 20 years as a system administrator, IT manager, and consultant.
Dr. Helga George – Dr. George transitioned to her writing career after fulfilling her lifelong dream of performing research on plant defense chemicals. She earned a BS in Agriculture from Cornell University, an MS in Plant Pathology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Cornell University.  Dr. George also conducted postdoctoral research on the biochemistry of avocados at the University of California Santa Barbara where she obtained a USDA grant to fund her research.
Steven Carver – Steven has a BS in Technical Writing. He has experience in publishing data- and research-driven journalism, as well as technical research. Steven’s work can be found on the web and in local magazines and newspapers.
Rebecca Turley – Rebecca is an experienced writer and editor with a BA in Journalism and Communications. She has contributed to high-profile websites and
blogs related to education, technology and data analytics throughout her career.
Susan Maphis – Susan is a writer and editor with a BA in Psychology. She has conducted research and written on topics related to higher education, technology and computer science throughout her career. Susan’s work has been published both in print and on many websites.
Hannah Coffman – Hannah is a writer and grant writing consultant with a BA in English. Over the past several years, she has developed online pieces and blogs on real estate, fundraising, and the non-profit sector. She has also researched and written on the topics of education and technology.

Our Mission

Our goal here at DataScienceGraduatePrograms.com is simple: We want to give prospective graduate students a clear picture of what a career in data science looks like, and offer guidance on how to get there.

Here you will find …

  • Details on how state and municipal governments are working with the private sector to invest in everything from digital infrastructure to education designed to support the advancement of data science
  • State guides on data science graduate program options, how to prepare for graduate school, and the top employers of master’s-prepared data scientists in each state
  • Guides to MOOCs, bootcamps and bridge courses designed to fill gaps in functional knowledge  before beginning graduate studies
  • Resources designed to provide a clear understanding of the tools, methods and practices of data science in its many applications
  • The latest salary trends in the field based on surveys conducted by leading tech industry job market research firms
  • A clearinghouse of certifications employers most often look for when recruiting data scientists
  • Fundamentals on the data science process and how it fits into the big picture in meeting the objectives of business and government