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Salary and Career Info

Data Science MS

Demand is high for professionals skilled in both analytics and computing. Enhance your skill set by learning to manage large-scale data sets in this data science master’s.

Program skills

The MS in data science encourages students to work with faculty experts in the field of data science, analytics, and infrastructure who provide hands-on experience solving real problems. The curriculum includes opportunities for students to choose elective courses to pursue a variety of career paths within the broad field of data science and its various application areas. The program prepares students—regardless of their scientific, engineering, or business background—to pursue a career in data science.

Program job titles

Data Scientist; Data Engineer; Data Architect; Machine Learning Engineer; Data Analyst; Database Administrator; Statistician; Business Analyst

Program significant points

Some RIT programs will not have sufficient data as the program is new and growing. Data will be entered once the first graduating class has completed its program and the class provides the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education their career outcomes. 

Select program hiring partners

IBM; Amazon; Walmart; Visionworks; Thread; Tesla; Paychex Inc.; Omdena; New England Biolabs, Inc; MovableInk; Mindex; Microsoft; London Stock Exchange Group Holdings, Inc.; LegalMatch; HHUNY- Health Homes of Upstate New York; eBay; Chewy; Carrier; Bissell; Automatic Data Processing (ADP; LLC); Allstate Insurance Company


Outcome Rates for Data Science MS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 91.89%
Full-time Graduate Study 5.41%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 91.89%
Full-time Graduate Study 5.41%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the data science MS degree.