|The Master of Science in Data Science (MScDS) is normally a 2-year program. The goal of the program is to provide students with solid knowledge, techniques, and experience in the research and application of data science, and to prepare students to become researchers and leaders in the emerging area of data science at the regional, national, and global levels.
The program is unique in that it can be an application-orientated or a research-orientated master's program depending on whether students choose the Graduate Project option or the Graduate Thesis option. Regardless of their choice, graduates will develop the strong data analytics, critical-thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills required for success as a data scientist in big data or to pursue further advances in research.
|These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants must have:
- An acceptable four (4) year bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline of science, or a related discipline with a minimum average grade in the last 60 credits of: B (GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.33) for project option; B+ (GPA of 3.33 on a scale of 4.33) for thesis option.
- Two letters of reference from academics or professionals. Letters should comment on the applicant's academic ability and record, training, research/work experience, in particular relating to statistics, programming, data analysis, machine learning, or AI.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
|Application Notes :
Prospective students are expected to demonstrate working knowledge of statistics, data structures and algorithms, databases and R/Python software packages. Examples of course work that demonstrates such knowledge at Thompson Rivers University are MATH 2110 (Calculus III), MATH 2120 (Linear Algebra), STAT 2000 (Introduction to Statistics) and COMP 1231 (Computer Programming II).
|Additional Admission Requirements:
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.