Kettering University Launches Online Masters to Meet Rising Demand For Data Experts

At Kettering, we take pride in the cutting-edge STEM programs we offer that develop the science leaders of today and tomorrow.”

Dr. Christine Wallace, Vice President of Kettering Global

New Data Science degree program is fusion of statistical, data management and computing technologies – including data mining, machine learning, cloud computing and visualization

Flint, Mich.Kettering University now offers a master’s degree program that will help meet the growing need for data scientists, which according to the World Economic Forum, will be among the most in-demand roles across most industries by 2022.

Now accepting applications, the new online Master of Science in Data Science degree program was designed to produce highly-qualified and skilled graduates who can generate and manage complex sets of data and leverage it for decision-making and technology development. Students will learn how to design and build new processes for data modeling and production using prototypes, algorithms, predictive models and custom analysis to achieve organizational goals.

“At Kettering, we take pride in the cutting-edge STEM programs we offer that develop the science leaders of today and tomorrow,” said Dr. Christine M. Wallace, Vice President for Kettering Global. “Our new Master of Science in Data Science aligns with our university’s mission to prepare students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics and business.

The 40-credit degree program consists of 10 courses and offers students the choice of completing a research project, participating in an internship or creating a capstone data science project from start to finish. Conducted 100 percent online, it is ideal for working professionals and can be completed in 24 months. Intake sessions will be offered year-round in the fall, winter, spring and summer.

Prospective students should possess undergraduate or graduate degrees in mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science and related work experience.

“Being able to create and shape data is vital in today’s world and will only continue to become more important as we deal with issues like this pandemic, the economy and how business will look in the future,” Wallace said. “Those who can transform information will be invaluable resources for their companies and organizations.”

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About Kettering University Online
Kettering University Online is dedicated to helping STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals achieve the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership and service. Its programs link transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in MS Engineering-ECE-Advanced Mobility Focus, Engineering Management, Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, an MBA, as well as its new Data Science program. Kettering University Online also has consistently earned top-seated national recognition year over year for its degree programs by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to

About Kettering University
Kettering University, formerly known as GMI, is a Flint, Michigan-based private, nonprofit university recognized as one of the nation’s premier science, technology, engineering and business leaders in higher education. Dedicated to offering a curriculum that uniquely integrates classroom learning with experiential co-operative opportunities, Kettering consistently ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s listing for elite specialty schools. The University has more than 27,000 square feet of lab and research space used by faculty, students and industry collaborators, and boasts the only ABET-accredited applied physics program in the world. It also houses the first and only FIRST Robotics Community Center on a college campus in the United States. According to a 2019 analysis of federal data ranking 4,500 schools nationwide, Kettering University degree holders have the highest lifetime return on investment (ROI) in the state of Michigan. The University celebrated its centennial year in 2019. For more information, go to