Graduate Programs in Data Science and Engineering (DSE)
The University of Maine offers the following graduate programs in Data Science and Engineering:
- MS Data Science and Engineering (MS DSE) with a Thesis Option (24 credits of coursework and six thesis credits)
- MS Data Science and Engineering (MS DSE) with a Coursework-Only Option (30 credits of coursework requiring three of the credits to be a project or internship course)
- Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Engineering (15 credits of coursework)
- Four Plus One Option. For this option, any qualifying undergraduate student in any degree program at the University of Maine may begin this option in their junior year enabling them to complete their bachelor’s degree and the MS DSE in five years.
Applicants to the data science and engineering program should have at least one college level statistics course in their backgrounds. Admitted students have the opportunity to become familiar with various data science, data mining, data engineering, business analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence topics. Computer programming, statistics germane to data science, and systems knowledge may be picked up as part of the program if applicants don’t already have these foundations. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in computer science, engineering, math, and similar fields (i.e. those with two semesters of calculus and calculus-based statistics) have the opportunity to pursue higher level machine learning and artificial intelligence fundamentals and theory courses along with applications of advanced AI methods addressing real-world problems. The multiple paths to graduation make the new program highly flexible in meeting individual student needs.