Mountains and data and jobs, oh my! If you’ve been hearing good things about Boise, our guide to earning a data science degree in Idaho can help fill in the gaps. Here you’ll find info on research, scholarships, events, meetups, and careers.
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
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
Read on to learn more about data science programs in Idaho.
Studying Data Science in Idaho
The Gem State has opportunities in tech. For example:
Data scientists who are seeking a better quality of life and the chance to work remotely are fleeing to Treasure Valley – Boise and Meridian are lit up with tech businesses on the Idaho Tech Council (ITC) Member Map.
Idaho also has investment in energy. When you start talking to universities about their data initiatives, you’re going to hear the acronyms for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) come up frequently in conversations. Managed by Battelle Energy Alliance, INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development.
Data Science Research & Initiatives at Idaho Universities
Research labs in the Department of Computer Science (e.g. data mining, visualization, social media mining, and information retrieval) and the Trace Analytical Laboratory in the Department of Geosciences.
The Research Computing Support, which assists BSU researchers with high-performance computing, visualization and programming support.
Online Data Science Programs in Idaho
UI has a number of online degree programs in computer science, statistics, and engineering – but as of 2020 none of Idaho’s graduate schools had committed to data science.
If you live in Idaho and are interested in working in data science or data analytics, a bootcamp is one way to help jumpstart your career. Bootcamps are designed to quickly and efficiently introduce students to new fields of study, often through hands-on experience. Bootcamps in Idaho may be dedicated to data science, the study of extracting knowledge from sets of data; data analytics, the more practice-minded process of drawing specific conclusions from data; or a combination of both data science and data analytics. Check out our guides if you’re interested in learning more about data science bootcamps or data analytics bootcamps in Idaho.
Data Science Scholarships in Idaho
We chose to focus on university aid that directly applied to data programs in our directory. But this is just the beginning! The university’s Office of Graduate Studies will have info about non-resident tuition waivers, outside scholarships, low-interest loans, and more. Be sure to talk to them about your funding options.
Idaho’s tech meetup scene is small but sturdy. There are at least two groups devoted entirely to data science (and one that’s really into beer).
Boise BI User Group: This meetup is billed as a mix of business analysts and information technology specialists who are interested in Microsoft’s business intelligence. However, all kinds of big data topics are covered.
Boise Data Science: Open to newcomers and experts alike, this group meets at the Boise State University Computer Science Department. There are presentations, talks, and plenty of chances to network.
Clearwater User Conference: CUC is a free two-day event for Clearwater users & partners that’s held every September in Boise. The agenda includes hands-on workshops, one-on-one training sessions, roundtable discussions, and plenty of chances to schmooze.
develop.Idaho: Organized by the Idaho Technology Council, this is a half-day, industry-led event that supports the software community in Idaho. Software startups are particularly welcome!
DevOps Boise: Yes, it’s all about DevOps, but it’s also the place where you’ll find lots of Idaho professionals from big name companies (e.g. Micron, HP, Balihoo, etc.).
Data Science Jobs in Idaho
Idaho has a number of industries, and data experts can often find jobs at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), banks, insurance firms, healthcare institutions, agribusinesses, and even Scentsy.
However, one of the largest employers is Micron Technology, which employs thousands of people in the state.
Idaho has also carved a niche for itself in the field of data science and analytics. This category includes Boise companies like Clearwater Analytics and an office of zData.
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