Names Top Master's in Data Science Programs for 2019

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Graduates can pursue career opportunities as analysts, database managers, data scientists and more

News Image, a trusted source for unbiased college rankings and higher education planning, announced the release of their Best Online Master's in Data Science for 2019. The research identifies the top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

In addition to insights gained from industry professionals, leveraged an exclusive data set comprised of interviews and surveys from current students and alumni. Each online degree program was analyzed with only 30 making it to the final list. The methodology incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Most importantly, only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

“Our research shows that data science jobs are expected to increase by 19 percent, which is faster than the national average for other jobs,” says Barbara Montgomery, Program Recognition Manager. “The potential growth and job security make this a smart investment.”

Students who pursue a master’s in data science degree can also gain employment in senior roles such as analysts, database managers, data scientists and educators. The rapid job growth in this market is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed, and ranked the Top Master’s in Data Science programs. To access the complete ranking, please visit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

2019 Best Master's in Data Science Degree Programs (in alphabetical order):

Brandeis University
City University of New York
Clarkson University
Colorado State University - Global Campus
Dakota State University
Drexel University
Elmhurst College
Fairfield University
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis University
Loyola University Maryland
Merrimack College
Northwestern University
Oklahoma State University
Regis University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Mary’s College
Slippery Rock University
University of California - Berkeley
University of Illinois Springfield
University of Maryland University College
University of Oklahoma
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Utica College
Villanova University
Wittenberg University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

About provides proprietary and unbiased research to help students discover their options for the best graduate programs. The organization aims to inspire students to think big and make an impact in society through the pursuit of higher education. With user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, enables students to make informed decisions about earning a master’s degree online.

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