The Program

The Data Science degree program can be completed in one to two years. It blends leading-edge courses in core topics such as machine learning, big data analytics, and statistics, with a variety of electives and an opportunity to apply these techniques in a domain specialization – a depth area – of choice.

The depth area offers both preparatory coursework and a thesis or practicum in a data science application area.  Potential areas of specialization include network science (the Warren Center for Network and Data Science), digital humanities (the Price Lab for Digital Humanities), biomedicine (the Institute for Biomedical Informatics), and public policy (the Annenberg Center for Public Policy) — as well as more traditional opportunities in Computer and Information Science and Electrical and Systems Engineering.  For students interested in applying data analysis and modeling to other areas within engineering and the physical sciences, Penn offers a specialized and synergistic program in Scientific Computing.

Please see the “information session” presentation for more detail.