CUNY SPS MS in Data Science Program Ranked Among Top in Country

MS in Data Science Program Ranked Among Top in Country

In significant recognition of the Master of Science in Data Science program at CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), two organizations have recently ranked the online data science program to be among the highest in the country., an online guide to data science-related educational opportunities in the United States, has ranked the MS in Data Science program eighth in its list of the 15 Best Online Data Science Master’s Programs for 2019-20. This ranking places CUNY SPS in the top 16% of the 50 institutions that were ranked, just beneath Johns Hopkins (#7), and in the company of such venerable public flagship institutions as the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California/Berkeley.

The MS in Data Science program was also ranked #4 in the Top 30 Best Online Master’s in Data Science Degree Programs of 2019 by, a website devoted to connecting students with the best resources. With a score of 93.47 out of 100, as determined by reputation, course strength, cost, and flexibility, the program also received the title of ‘Best in the Northeast.’

Arthur O’Connor, academic director of information systems and data science, says ““These competitive rankings reflect the growing recognition of our value proposition, which enables working professionals to earn the credentials and acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills for their new or next career move or advancement in data science at a very reasonable cost.”

The MS in Data Science program offers advanced technical and quantitative instruction using current best industry best practices by leading practitioners, with an online teaching model that enables students to more easily balance their work and personal life commitments with study time.

About the Master of Science in Data Science

The MS in Data Science (previously MS in Data Analytics) 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 last year as one of the top Master’s in Data Science worldwide as well as one of the Best Value Online Big Data Programs, the MS in Data Science online degree program offers foundational knowledge and hands-on programming competencies, resulting in project-based work samples similar to that of a programming boot camp.

About the CUNY School of Professional Studies

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-three degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 3,700 students in the credit-bearing programs and thousands more who are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workforce development programs. In addition, the School has an active Alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% of U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2019 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, making CUNY SPS the highest nationally listed program in New York City.

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