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Syracuse University launches DataScience@Syracuse, a new online graduate program in Applied Data Science

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Syracuse University recently announced that it is now accepting applications for its newest online program, DataScience@Syracuse.

Designed to meet the needs of today's data science professionals, DataScience@Syracuse will offer an 18-month Master of Science in Applied Data Science, developed in a collaboration between Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (iSchool) and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Taught by esteemed Syracuse faculty, the online program's interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on delivering organizational insight and driving business strategy by using data capture, management, mining and analysis skills.

"DataScience@Syracuse draws from the fields of information studies and management, helping students apply analytical concepts and real-world insights within their professional careers," said Jeffrey Saltz, associate professor at the School of Information Studies. "Our graduates will emerge as data-driven leaders who are equipped with the innovative solutions necessary for an increasingly data-driven world. We're excited to launch this program with 2U, a leader in the online education realm, and a significant part of the success of our university's online degrees."

Syracuse University continues a partnership with 2U, Inc., and DataScience@Syracuse uses 2U's cloud-based software-as-a-service technology platform. Students and faculty will meet weekly through live online class sessions, and students will complete immersive course content between classes, accessible both online and offline, on computers and mobile devices, from any location.

The M.S. in Applied Data Science consists of 36 credits and can be completed in 18 months. Each year, there will be start dates in January, April, July and October with admissions decisions being made on a rolling basis. Applications are now being accepted for the first cohort, which begins in October 2017.

DataScience@Syracuse is the newest in a robust collection of online graduate degrees offered by Syracuse University in partnership with 2U. Other programs include ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse, an Executive Master of Public Administration; MBA@Syracuse, a Master of Business Administration; Accounting@Syracuse, a Master of Science in Professional Accounting; BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse, a Master of Science in Business Analytics; Communications@Syracuse, a Master of Science in Communications; Engineering@Syracuse, online graduate programs from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences in cybersecurity, computer science and computer engineering; and iSchool@Syracuse, online graduate programs from the School of Information Studies in information management and library and information science.

For more information on DataScience@Syracuse, visit datascience.syr.edu .

About the School of Information Studies

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies is The Original Information School in the nation. It is a leading center for innovative programs in information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology, and information services. The nationally ranked school (U.S. News and World Report) has professional degree programs at the undergraduate and master's levels and research and professional degrees at the doctoral level. The school offers its master's programs in campus and online formats.

About the Martin J. Whitman School of Management

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University educates students to become successful entrepreneurial leaders in a rapidly changing global economy. The Whitman School offers BS, MBA, M.S. and PhD programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school's faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation's top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. For more information about the Whitman School, visit whitman.syr.edu and follow it on social media at whitman.syr.edu/follow.

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com. SOURCE Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management; 2U, Inc. Related Links http://2u.com

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