Students are expected to have an introductory computing course or be using computing in their profession. Students are expected to have had an introductory statistics course. The statistics requirement can be satisfied by taking Loyola's preparatory course, DS 510 or another approved introductory statistics course. To be successful in the Technical specialization, it is advisable for the student to have some level of mathematical maturity.
The degree consists of 34 graduate credit hours (three credits may be waived) as follows:
Choose one elective from computer science, one elective from statistics, and a third elective from computer science, statistics, or one of the approved graduate business courses (GB) offered by the Sellinger School of Business and Management:
The program of study is designed around the required courses and electives. The program concludes with a year-long data science project where students practice the skills they have acquired through their course work in a real-world project, working with a client who has a data need.
Follow this program of study if CS 701 has been waived.