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Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Gain new insights into big data decision-making

When organizations are awash in data, you can be their lifeline by channeling information and converting it into actionable knowledge that adds value.

Medical results, institutional knowledge, consumer buying habits—where there’s data, there’s the potential for knowledge. Data science can optimize the delivery of health care or improve a company’s marketing strategy.

Learn to manage massive stores of data in the cloud and the data life cycle when you earn a Master of Science in Applied Data Science from IU’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering in Indianapolis.

A leader in data science

The first of its kind in the nation, our school is a pioneer in the fields of informatics and data science. Key ties to industry, research centers, and employers in Indianapolis and across the country distinguish our school and its programs. Careers Services can arrange an internship in Central Indiana and beyond.

You’ll learn methods of data mining, to transform large datasets into usable knowledge, and how to represent information visually. The master’s in data science provides students with core competencies in the latest methods of analysis, data management, and infrastructure and high-throughput data processing and storage.

Our curriculum includes instruction in client–server application development and the professional and ethical management of data science projects.

Your future in applied data science

As of 2022, Luddy Indianapolis has seen 96% of our students who earned graduate degrees in Applied Data Science or Sports Analytics employed, self-employed or interned within their major.




Employed in Indiana

Our 2021-22 data science graduates are employed full-time in their field of study with employers including:

• Anchor Point
• Barclays
• Cleveland Browns
• Cummins Inc.
• Fractal
• Indiana State Department of Health

• Indiana University
• Infosys
• National Football League (NFL)
• Oracle
• Progressive Inc.
• Resultant

Career opportunities

Emerging technologies such as GPU-based deep learning and the internet of things have fueled the demand for data science skills. As of 2022, students who’ve earned a graduate degree in data science from Luddy Indianapolis have embarked on full-time careers as:

  • Cloud data engineer
  • Data engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Enterprise data architect
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Research and innovation analyst
  • Risk data analyst
  • Systems software engineer-machine

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