Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
4/1/2016Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
MSData Science5/31/2016Recommended. Corrected 7/22/166/29/2016
Data Science Program Description
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has submitted a proposal to offer the new 30-credit hour Master of Science (M.S.) in Data Science.  Classes will be offered in traditional format and online instruction.  The program is aimed at students interested in pursuing careers in data science with a curriculum that balances theory with practice, giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their effectiveness in a complex and rapidly evolving technological environment.  The proposed program’s focus is on engineering and emphasizes data management in the context of computer science and mathematics.  The emerging discipline of data science is concerned with theory, analysis, design and implementation of processes that describe and transform information to discover relationships and insights into complex and ever growing data sets.  Graduates of the program will qualify for positions as natural sciences managers, actuaries, statisticians, survey researchers, mathematical science teachers/postsecondary as well as jobs in corporations and government organizations.