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Computer Science/Data Science (Combined BS/MS)

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Computer Science/Data Science (Combined BS/MS)

This 5-year degree program combines our Computer Science (BS) and Data Science (MS) programs. The computer science curriculum prepares students to design and implement software, to consider new ways to use computers, to assist in improving solutions to computer problems, and generally helps students to adapt to new ideas. The primary mission of this degree is to train students in core Data Science competencies and expose students to a broad range of Data Science related topics and applications, preparing them to be part of the next generation Data Science workforce.

Application Requirements

If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Complete expedited Fast Application
Students with a GPA below 3.0
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Transcript: MSU transcript will be uploaded by The Graduate School
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) letters of recommendation, from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant’s promise of academic achievement and potential for professional growth.
  • Resume: A current resume is not required, but applicants are encouraged to include one.
  • Statement of Purpose – Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career? Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

Contact

If you have inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jiayin Wang
Office: Center for Computing and Information Science 227D
Email: wangji@montclair.edu

If you have questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:

Undergraduate Admissions
Email: msuadm@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-4444
Fax: (973) 655-7700

Current Montclair State Undergraduates:

The Graduate School
Email: gradschool@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869