Key Highlights of the Program

  •  Applicable Skills:  this program trains students to have broadly applicable analytical skills in data science
  • Personalized Attention: small class sizes and dedicated faculty 
  • Tailored Experience: Students have the opportunity to take elective courses in genomics, cybersecurity, or other graduate level courses to tailor the program to their interests.
  • Flexible Format: Students have the option to finish the program within a single calendar year (three semesters), two-years, or on a part-time basis.

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For Questions About The Program 

Jie Chen, PhD
Program Director

Komal Patel
Program Coordinator
 (706) 721-0804


About the Program



The Master of Science (MS) degree with a Major in Data Science provides individuals with rigorous training in data science methods in order to empower aspiring students with innovative data science methods to address complex problems facing the society and well-being of humankind.  The program will give students a strong foundation and expertise in quantitative methods, machine learning tools and data management skills for optimally visualizing, summarizing and analyzing large and complex data.

Meet The Program Director

Jie Chen, PhD  Program Director

"We are pleased to announce that our newly approved Master of Science degree program with a Major in Data Science is accepting applications! Data science is a relatively new discipline that combines data inference, algorithm development and technology for analytically solving complex problems.  Our new program will provide students with a competitive edge in today’s high-tech workplace by training them in analytical thinking, statistical reasoning and cutting-edge data analytic tools."

 Jie Chen, PhD