University of Rochester Goergen Institute for Data Science


BA and BS in Data Science

The Goergen Institute offers a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science degree in data science. Both programs combine computer science, statistics, and a student’s choice of advanced course work in any one of a number of different application areas of data science, including business, biology, earth and environmental science, political science, and others.
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MS in Data Science

The Goergen Institute offers a master of science degree in data science with the option to have a concentration in computational and statistical methods, health and biomedical sciences, or business and social science. The program is completed in one year of full-time study.
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NSF NRT in Computer Science and Brain & Cognitive Science

A National Science Foundation award provides special funding for students interested in graduate education combining Computer Science and Brain & Cognitive Science. PhD students may choose to pursue a joint PhD in both disciplines, after being admitted to either department.
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The University of Rochester also offers a variety of related degree programs, including these:

Ling He

“What I’m learning here is helping address a real societal need—getting more underrepresented youth interested in a STEM education. To do this, I’m mining data from Twitter, learning natural processing languages, and gaining new software and analytical skills.”

Ling “Kelly” He ’17
data science major

National Science Foundation

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In 2015, the University of Rochester received a $3.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to train those getting their PhDs at the intersection of computer science and cognitive science. It is the first grant of its kind awarded by the NSF.

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