Data Scientists In Demand

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Data science has been called “the sexiest job of the 21st Century.” With a projected shortage of 140,000-190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions, data science is a rapidly growing, high-paying field.

What makes IU's Data Science different?

There are four significant ways in which our data science program stands out from our competitors:

  • Breadth of coverage
  • World-leading faculty
  • Strong industry links with excellent career services
  • Options for online or in residence programs

Our courses are created and taught by faculty who are international leaders in their fields. The School of Informatics and Computing is leading the way toward the next generation of computing with areas of expertise as diverse as complex systems, health informatics, high performance computing, networks and visualization, and bioinformatics. Students who succeed in our program have a strong record of being recruited into excellent jobs. As a student in the data science program, you get full access to the resources of our school, including our data science research faculty, strong links with industry, access to our School’s dynamic career services office, and opportunities to progress further in academic or industry careers.

Data Science at IU - Education with Options

School of Informatics and Computing provides four options: Residential M.S., Online M.S., Hybrid M.S., and Online certificate. Explore degree options and online certificate option.

Meet your goals with two paths

Our data science program provides two distinct paths - a technical path and a decision-maker path - that enable you to customize your program to meet your needs and goals. Learn more about our paths and the curriculum.