Learn to use modern data science tools to analyze and understand human behavior
Most data science programs are housed in departments of computer science or statistics. These provide training in the development and use of general data science tools. However, they do not provide training in the analysis of human behavior. Our program will provide rigorous training in the statistical and advanced data science tools for studying human behavior. Our department is home to international experts in the use of machine learning and other data science tools as applied to understanding human behavior.
Increasingly, industry, government, and non-profit sectors are seeking employees who are knowledgeable about human behavior but also have the analytical skills to solve applied problems. However, to do this well, one needs to be trained in the study of human behavior, in all of its complexity. The behavioral sciences produce large numbers of graduates, who have a strong understanding of human behavior and the general approaches required to study human behavior. Providing behavioral graduates with applied data-science skills will make them even more competitive on the job market while meeting a large demand in the marketplace.
The learning goals of our program are:
Develop a broad understanding of concepts and methods in data science and machine learning as they pertain to research in human behavior.
Develop a proficiency in statistical analysis and experimental design relevant to research on human behavior.
Develop critical thinking skills for research in human behavior.
Develop skills communicating analytic results.
The Data Science in Human Behavior master’s program is 16 months; 4 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall) with the second fall semester comprising of a capstone project in industry, government or a non-profit agency that will provide real world training and a potential route for future employment.
16 contiguous months
33 graduate credits
$1,200 per credit for residents & non-residents
Admissions close March 31st
College of Letters and Science
Master of Science in Psychology: Data Science in Human Behavior
Nov 5th 1-2pm CST
Karen Schloss & Emily Ward
Join us for a special Faculty Friday that will focus on visual perception.
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This program is perfect for anyone with a behavioral science background interested in learning computational skills to be more competitive on the job market. I look forward to hearing about your interests in this program and types of projects you’d like to explore.
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