Data Science

From cybersecurity to health and healthcare, from marketing analytics to risk analysis, computing and data science are pervasive. They are transforming discovery and innovation in our economy, our society, our culture, our habits—and how we best prepare students for the future.

Data science is an interdisciplinary field in which a host of mathematical and computational techniques are used to extract information from data, and subsequently used to make informed decisions. Career opportunities are vast and growing everyday in this exciting, applied field of study.

Lehigh's Master of Science in Data Science is a program designed for students and working professionals who are interested in gaining new skills in data science. The program is interdisciplinary and flexible, attracting students from all fields and domains where data science skills can create career opportunities and impact. Prospective students need a strong foundation in math (like calculus and linear algebra) and some basic training in computer science (typical for many undergraduate STEM degrees, as well as for some business-related majors), but no prior data science coursework is required. Classes will be taught in a hybrid (both in-person and remote) format to accommodate full-time students—including those who want to complete the 30-credit master’s degree over 12 months—as well as professionals already on the career path who want to study part time.

The program leverages expertise across multiple departments in the Rossin College, and spans interest areas across Lehigh's College of Arts & Sciences, its College of Health, its College of Business, and its College of Education. Students of the program engage in opportunities to learn methods and approaches in data science and in project-based work that applies that learning to the student's field of interest.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about the program!

Parv Venkitasubramaniam
Professor and Director, Data Science Program

Parv Venkitasubramaniam
Professor and Director, Data Science Program

Nicole DiRado

Program Advisor/Coordinator, Data Science Program

Data Science: Meet a Student or Advisor

Questions about courses? Research experience? Life on campus? Register for our online info session or schedule a meeting with a Data Science Graduate Student advisor today!

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