Master’s in Data Science Programs in Connecticut

Wondering what the Tri-State area holds for data scientists? We’ve put together a guide to the Constitution State, with details on schools and scholarships to conferences and jobs.


Syracuse University


Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Data Science can be completed in as few as 18 months.

  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • No GRE scores required to apply

Southern Methodist University


Master of Science in Data Science

Earn your MS in Data Science at SMU, where you can specialize in Machine Learning or Business Analytics, and complete in as few as 20 months.

  • No GRE required.
  • Complete in as little as 20 months.

University of California, Berkeley


Master of Information and Data Science

Earn your Master’s in Data Science online from UC Berkeley in as few as 12 months.

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • No GRE required

Syracuse University


Master of Science in Business Analytics

Looking to become a data-savvy leader? Earn your online Master of Science in Business Analytics from Syracuse University.

  • As few as 18 months to complete 
  • No GRE required to apply


Studying Data Science in Connecticut

Connecticut has an Ivy League school, public universities, opportunities in bioscience and medical research, and other diverse businesses.

To inject some energy into the tech sector, the state has developed initiatives like Connecticut Innovations, a venture capital fund, and the CTNext program. Meanwhile, hubs like Innovation Destination: Hartford are partnering with local universities to attract early stage companies to its tech incubator.

Data Science Research & Initiatives at Connecticut Universities

The University of Bridgeport has partnered with Connecticut Innovations to develop to support high-tech start-ups. And UConn’s Technology Incubation Program is fostering businesses in the state.

But there’s no question that Yale is a player. The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) is promoting the sharing of clinical research data; the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) has its own data archive; and the Digital Humanities Lab is building big data applications. Other highlights include:

UConn is working hard, too. Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering is deeply involved with the big data applications in smart manufacturing. Big data divers can also check out the research labs in the Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technology (BECAT).

Online Data Science Programs in Connecticut

Your choices for online programs in data science in Connecticut will be limited to smaller schools—Yale and UConn aren’t on the list. But this doesn’t necessarily mean a drop in quality.

Since we cover general things to look for in an online data science program elsewhere, we’re focusing purely on Connecticut options.

Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is your go-to university for an online qualification, with a Graduate Certificate in Data Mining. Applicants are expected to have completed a second semester course in undergraduate or graduate statistics. Course credits can be transferred to CCSU’s Master of Science in Data Mining.

Do you have more specific applications in mind? Be sure to look at our national directory of Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science. This has a list of offerings from universities across the country.

Online Master’s Degrees in Data Science

Quinnipiac’s online Master’s in Business Analytics is targeted at data-focused professionals who are looking for a degree from an AACSB-accredited business school. Thanks to a partnership with SAS, all graduates of this program are also issued a Certificate in Business Analytics Using SAS.

Aspiring CEOs may also want to check out University of Bridgeport’s online MBA with Analytics Intelligence. This is intended to help students gain a practical foundation in analytic intelligence, with a focus on helping companies increase their efficiency and profits.

Need something less business focused? CCSU claims to be the first university to offer an online Master of Science in Data Mining, and its degree is focused on technical nuts and bolts—data mining software, techniques, applications (e.g. mining genomics data), etc. Graduates tackle a wide range of research areas.

Data Science Bootcamps in Connecticut

If you are a resident of Connecticut and interested in beginning a career in data science or data analytics, you may want to consider registering for a bootcamp. Bootcamps are short-term, intensive courses of study that introduce participants to new fields. Bootcamps in Connecticut may be dedicated to data science, the study of extracting knowledge from information; data analytics, the more practice-minded approach of drawing conclusions from information; or both data science and data analytics. See the guides to bootcamps for more information about data science bootcamps or data analytics bootcamps in Connecticut.

Data Science Scholarships in Connecticut

For this section, we limited our list to university scholarships and awards that would cover the school’s data science program. But this is just the beginning! The Graduate Studies Office at your school will have more details on general aid and alternative financing options.

Central Connecticut State University

  • School of Graduate Studies – Scholarships: Graduate students at CCSU are eligible for a variety of graduate scholarships, including funds distributed by the academic school and awards for academic achievement.
  • Mathematical Sciences Graduate Scholarship: Graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, which includes data mining programs, are eligible for a scholarship up to $800 per semester. Applicants are judged on academic merit and other considerations as established by each program.

Quinnipiac University

  • Outside Business Scholarships: Although Quinnipiac Online doesn’t offer specific scholarships for its online Master of Science in Business Analytics, it does list local scholarship opportunities for School of Business students.

University of Connecticut

  • MSBAPM Scholarships: UConn offers a limited number of semester-based scholarships to current students in its MSBAPM degree program. Awards are based on merit and do not require an application.

Data Science Events in Connecticut

Data Science Meetups & Communities in Connecticut

Many once active Meetups in Connecticut have become inactive. Here is one that is still holding events:

  1. Hartford Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning: Sponsored by and founded in February 2017, this group aims to explore areas related to the intersection of AI and big data.

Data Science Conferences & Workshops in Connecticut

Because NYC is just around the corner, Connecticut is not often on the map for data science conferences (e.g. Strata Data ConferencePredictive Analytics WorldIEEE ConferencesSIGKDDThe Machine Learning Conference etc.). However, there are smaller events where you can grow your skills and network. These include:

  1. UConn Events: UConn often hosts workshops (e.g. Introduction to SAS) and larger events related to big data. Check the events calendar in your department or school (e.g. School of Business) for more ideas.
  2. Yale Customer Insights Conference: Organized by the Yale School of Management, this conference is a mix of global leaders in business, academia, and society who are using data to drive growth. Topics cover everything from marketing strategy and consumer choice to product innovation.
  3. Yale Day of Data: Very useful to bookmark! Every year, Yale’s big data centers and research groups get together to host an interdisciplinary symposium. The event includes workshops, keynotes, presentations, and lightning talks.

Data Science Jobs in Connecticut

A lot of data-driven companies tend to live in a high tech corridor that runs from Hartford and Farmington through to New Haven, Bridgeport, and Stamford:

Data Scientist Salaries in Connecticut

According to data from the O*NET OnLine in 2020, data scientists made an average $96,320 per year in Connecticut.

Last updated: April 2022

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