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
PMCData 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 18-hour Post-Master’s Certificate (P.M.C.) in Data Science.  The certificate will operate within the proposed M.S. in Data Science (pending 30-day review).  Courses will be drawn from the master’s degree program.  Students may opt to enroll in traditional face-to-face classes on campus or online instruction.  The goal of the program is to provide students interested in pursuing careers in either applied mathematics or computer science with a curriculum that balances both fields, giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the growing demand for data scientists.  Graduates of the program will be prepared to describe and transform information to discover relationships and insights into complex and ever growing data sets.  They will use formal techniques and methodologies of abstraction to create models that can be automated to solve real-world problems.