MS in Data Science Continues to Grow Its List of Top Honors

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Further solidifying its ongoing legacy of top rankings, the MS in Data Science program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been rated #1 on the Tech Guide list of Best Online Master’s in Data Science Degree Programs for 2024.

“It’s always so exciting when our online MS in Data Science earns special recognition,” said Dr. Arthur J. O’Connor, academic director of the MS in Data Science and BS in Information Systems degree programs at CUNY SPS. “I’m so proud of the innovative and engaging curriculum that our faculty provides for our students. As the Tech Guide rating list demonstrates, our program is comparable to some of the most highly rated graduate schools in the nation, but at a fraction of the cost.” 

Peter Kowalchuk, an alum and current faculty member in the MS in Data Science program, has a unique perspective on what makes the program so outstanding.

“When I decided to pursue a masters’ amidst a career transition, juggling a demanding job and parental responsibilities, I faced a daunting decision. However, CUNY SPS’ MS in Data Science program stood out with its unique blend of flexibility, affordability, and the invaluable access to professors with real-world expertise,” said Kowlachuk. “Completing the program not only equipped me with essential skills for my new career but also fueled my desire to assist others on similar paths as a faculty member. In my experience, CUNY SPS’ program offers an unmatched educational opportunity that seamlessly integrates academic rigor with practical relevance.”

Tech Guide is a website that offers information to help tech professionals make data-driven decisions on the best educational and career opportunities. To establish its list of top online programs, Tech Guide used rigorous criteria, including tuition, student-to-faculty ratio, admission rates, graduation rates, and the number of graduates.

About the Master of Science in Data Science

The CUNY SPS MS in Data Science online degree program helps students earn the credentials and acquire the skills needed to enter or advance in the fast-growing field of data science. Ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the best online master's programs in the nation, the MS in Data Science offers foundational knowledge and hands-on programming competencies, resulting in project-based work samples that are in great market demand.

About the CUNY School of Professional Studies

As New York's leading online school since 2006, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) offers the most online bachelor's and master's degree options at the City University of New York, and serves as the University's first undergraduate all-transfer college. With 26 degrees and numerous other non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor's degree, progress from an associate's degree, earn a master's degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers. Consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report for its online offerings, CUNY SPS has emerged as a nationwide leader in online education. The School's renowned and affordable online programs ensure that busy working adults may fulfill their educational goals on their own time and schedule.

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