Fairfield Launches New Graduate Program in Applied Data Science

The School of Engineering at Fairfield University has established a Master of Science degree program in Applied Data Science and has tapped Adrian Rusu, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering to be its director.

Fairfield’s new MS in Applied Data Science (MSADS) is designed to equip students with the analytical and technical skills to interpret and turn small and large datasets into actionable insights. Although offered through the School of Engineering, Fairfield’s MSADS is an interdisciplinary program for students and professionals from many different backgrounds including biology, healthcare, behavioral sciences, and business, to name a few. The program is recommended for individuals with a desire to use data to make deeper connections within their field, and to drive decision-making.

The 30-credit MSADS curriculum offers graduate students a unique blend of academic core coursework, customizable electives based on individual areas of specialization, and practical experience in partnership with local businesses or non-profits for a two-semester capstone sequence.