Data Science Programs in Maryland

Number of Data Science Programs in Maryland

A number of online Master of Data Science programs and graduate certificates are available in Maryland with minimal or no need to meet on campus.

Many unique job opportunities are available after the completion of these degrees or certifications, be it in government cyber security or in the private sector with companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, and Varen Technologies.

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Quick Overview of Maryland Data Science Degree Programs

Schools in Maryland with data science programs include:
  • Johns Hopkins University: M.S. in Business Analytics and Risk ManagementM.S. in Government AnalyticsOnline Master of Science in Data ScienceMaster of Science in Geographic Information SystemsMaster of Science in Geographic Information SystemsMaster of Science in Information SystemsMasters in BioinformaticsOnline Post Master's Certificate in Data Science
  • Loyola University Maryland: Master of Science in Data Science
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Available Online Data Science Programs for Maryland

Online Data Science Programs Based in Maryland
University Program Location

Johns Hopkins University

Online Master of Science in Data Science
Online

Johns Hopkins University

Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
Online

Johns Hopkins University

Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
Campus

Johns Hopkins University

Online Post Master's Certificate in Data Science
Online

University of Maryland

Online MBA - Specialization in Information Systems & Business Analytics

Online Data Science Programs in Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

There are two data science options to pursue online through the Whiting School of Engineering. One is the full Master of Science in Data Science. The school recommends that students have had prior work in programming, calculus, and discrete mathematics with a grade of B- or higher. There are prerequisite courses available prior to entering the MSDS curriculum. Only one course during the program can have a C-level grade that counts toward the degree.

In order to complete the program, 10 courses must be taken within five years -- seven core courses, one 625.xxx-level (Applied and Computational Mathematics) course, and two 700-level courses. The 700-level courses are the three numbers after the category number. For example, 605.xxx is the Computer Science category, and the numbers following are the course number. All foundational and required courses are available online, but only the following 700-level electives are:

Computer Science (605.xxx)

  • Large-Scale Database Systems
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Big Data Processing Using Hadoop

Applied and Computational Mathematics (625.xxx)

  • Introductory Stochastic Differential Equations with Applications
  • Theory of Statistics I
  • Theory of Statistics II
  • Data Mining

Another option is pursuing a Master's certificate, which is a condensed version of the MSDS. Six courses must be completed to satisfy the certification -- three in the Computer Science program and three in the Applied and Computational Mathematics program. At least two courses in each category must be a 700-level course, and all grades must be at B- or higher. Students must complete all coursework within three years.

University of Maryland University College

There are two Master's degrees and a graduate certificate offered by UMUC. The Master for Data Analytics requires 36 credits (six classes worth six credits each) to complete. There is an orientation that is required at some point around the first course, Decision Management Systems. The other courses are recommended in the following order: Data Management and Visualization, Machine Learning, Predictive Modeling, and Big Data Analytics. A capstone project culminates the degree, and all courses need to be completed within five years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

The online graduate certificate, Foundations in Business Analytics, requires just three courses to complete. There is an orientation that is not worth any credits, than two courses worth six credits: Decision Management Systems and Data Management and Visualization. Courses completed in the certification can be applied toward a Master's degree. Students will learn big data and regression analysis, and they will work on large data sets using software tools such as SAS Enterprise Miner and Tableau.

Scholarship Opportunities within Maryland

At the University of Maryland, those enrolled in a Master of Information Management program have a few scholarships to consider. The Lawrence B. Heilprin Memorial Fund gives an award to a student that prepares the best paper that contributes to the field of information science. The MIM Alumni Scholarship gives up to a $2,000 award to a student in the program with a high academic record.

Graduate students are automatically in the running for scholarships at Loyola University Maryland if they are enrolled in the Master of Data Science program.

Data Science Careers in Maryland

Maryland has over 288,000 people employed in the tech sector according to CompTIA. It is the 23rd-highest state in terms of growth rate, and the IT service sector has seen 1.8 percent year-over-year growth. Software and web developers, and network architects and administration job opportunities are nearly equal, with cybersecurity not far behind.

In the Northeast, Maryland holds the highest average salary of any state with $95,921, just ahead of neighboring Virginia, and that is 93 percent higher than median national wages. 10.2 percent of the workforce represents the tech industry, which has a $42 billion impact on the state economy.

Data Science Events, Meetups, and Conferences in Maryland

Maryland Data Science Conference

Maryland Data Science Conference Maryland Data Science Conference Website
Sponsored and held at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in 2019, this conference brings together the local community and professionals to explore innovations in data science. It is an open event for everyone, even those just curious about the field. The one-day event is loaded with speakers and a two-hour reception and networking afterwards. Students enrolled at UMBC had the opportunity to join the conference for free while the public ticket was under $100. Other sponsors for the event that brought high-level professionals for speaking opportunities include Miner and Kasch, Nvidia, and Geospark Analytics.

Data Works MD

This growing meetup group in Baltimore has over 1,000 members and has seen massive growth in meetings and attendees in 2019. Regularly scheduled to meet each week, they explore a number of topics, such as health care, sports, and real-world city issues, and how data science affects them. Previous meetings have also dived into general education in machine learning, algorithms, and predictive analytics.

Maryland Data Science Career Statistics Information

Number of people employed within the tech industry: 288,996
Change in jobs from 2017 to 2018: 3,725
Average tech industry salary in Maryland: $95,921
Estimated Maryland tech salaries range: From $57,197 to $149,263
Male Employment: 127,356 (66%)
Female Employment: 64,361 (34%)
* Data sourced from CompTIA, CyberStates.org, a data aggregate for tech workforce analytics.

Best Maryland Data Science Programs

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University Program Location

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

M.S. in Business Analytics and Risk Management
Baltimore
Completed in one year of full-time enrollment at the Washington DC campus. Two-thirds of the program focuses on foundational business concepts and maintaining data infrastructure. Electives include crisis management and risk management, and two courses of quantitative electives.

Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

M.S. in Government Analytics
Baltimore
12 total courses span a time frame of 16 to 24 months of study online. Students administered each fall, spring, and summer semester. Topics include analytics in public policy, predictive analytical methods, and computer programming.

Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

Online Master of Science in Data Science
Baltimore
Available on full-time or part-time basis with a time limit of five years or sooner to complete. Requires Applied and Computational Mathematics electives, and two electives at the 700-course level. No more than one C grade accepted in the program.

Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
Baltimore
Help both the public and private sector better serve communities through spatial analysis. This can impact zoning, health care, the environment, and more. Applies toward professional ork at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and FEMA.

Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
Baltimore
Concentrations in Core Geospatial Technology, and Geospatial Data Science and Predictive Analytics. Latter option puts an emphasis on tools for extracting important data from sources. Use algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence toward geospatial technology.

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Master of Science in Information Systems
Baltimore
Required courses include foundational business concepts of communication and leadership. Also features analytical processes. and advanced business functions such as large-scale computing methods and project management. Geared toward full-time students completing the program at the Washington DC campus.

Johns Hopkins University

Masters in Bioinformatics
Baltimore
Combines data analytics with life science topics, such as developing better treatment procedures. Completed over a span of 16 months to 2 years depending on enrollment. Available at either the Baltimore campus on 100 percent online.

Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

Online Post Master's Certificate in Data Science
Baltimore
Majority of courses required at or above the 600 or 700-level of designation. Statistical Methods and Data Analysis option is not applicable to the certification. All grades received must be a B- or higher.

Loyola University Maryland Loyola College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Data Science
Baltimore
Specializations available in technical aspects and analytical processes of data science. Technical focus emphasizes engineering and architecture topics. Requires electives in computer science and statistics.

Montgomery College Graduate Certificate

Data Science Certificate
Germantown
Introductory overview of data science concepts, statistical methods, and visualization. Capstone project applies this education into a real-world situation. Students have option to take statistics courses in business, biostatistics, or general purpose.

Notre Dame of Maryland University College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Analytics in Knowledge Management
Baltimore
Education centered around computer science topics and data analytics. Features database design, maintenance, mining techniques, and security integrity. Further courses include applied statistics, decision modeling, and business and economics courses.

Universities at Shady Grove (Part of University System of Maryland) Graduate Programs

M.P.S. in Data Science
Rockville
Foundational understanding and skills needed to analyze complex data sets. Explores database management for business purposes and visualization techniques. Specific pathways available in economics or advanced computing procedures, and requires three courses.

University of Maryland Department of Computer Science

Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Data Science
College Park
Professional program aimed for established individuals in the field of computer science. Explore optimal algorithm development and machine learning capability. Gain competency in cleaning and extracting useful information.

University of Maryland The Graduate School

Certificate in Data Science
College Park
Subject matter includes database systems, algorithm development, scraping data, and visualization process. Admission requires experience in calculus, statistics, computer programming, and a professional resume. GRE scores are optional and no letters of recommendation required.

University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Data Science
College Park
12-credit hour certification available with a blend of on-campus or online coursework. Topics in the program give an overview on data science and machine learning. Also explores algorithm development and information systems seen in their profession.

University of Maryland University College

M.S. in Data Analytics
College Park
Core subject matter features big data analytics overview and machine learning techniques. Explores solutions implemented into various industries or different levels of government. Orientation goes along with the first course that a student takes in the curriculum. Program culminates with a capstone project that applying skills with reporting and presentations.

University of Maryland College of Information Studies

Master of Information Management
College Park
Geared toward professional positions of risk management, cyber security, and technology development. Available on a part-time or full-time basis, ranging from two to three years or less. While some courses are online, the program is not 100 percent available.

University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business

MS in Business Analytics
College Park
Popular business analytics topics include data visualization and analytical big data impact. Analytic concepts explore Monte-Carlo simulation and time series forecasting. Students gain competency with Python and R programming, Tableau, and Amazon Web Services.

University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business

Online MBA - Specialization in Information Systems & Business Analytics
College Park
Develop and analyze risk assessment within an organization. Gain competency in software tools such as Tableau and Power B1. Graduates will have the experience needed for various accounting and information systems certifications.

University of Maryland Baltimore County Division of Professional Studies

MPS in Data Science
Baltimore
Professional studies program offers advanced topics within data management. Includes analytical processes, and ethical and legal issues within the field. Students blend this education with health care, cyber security, policy analysis, and more. Courses completed at the main campus in Baltimore or Shady Grove.

University of Maryland University College The Graduate School

Master of Science in Data Analytics
Largo
Students explore various analytical skills and techniques. Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher to remain in the program. Time limit to complete the program is within a span of five years. For program admittance, students should have experience in computer science and statistics.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County The Graduate School at UMBC

MPS in Data Science
Baltimore
Professional studies geared toward experience within the computer science field. Criteria accomplished through high-level academics or professional work. Accelerated format available with opportunities for online or evening education for flexible learning.
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