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I have been accepted to UC Santa Cruz's Statistics and Applied Mathematics MS program, and Rice University's Professional Master in Statistics (M. Stat) program. If my goal is to work in industry, ideally as a data scientist which program do you think I would benefit from more? The program at UC Santa Cruz includes a research project, and Rice only requires the completion of a certain amount of credits. Do employers look at a professional program differently from a MS program? Also UCSC program would cost less money. Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

 

UCSC:

http://ams.soe.ucsc.edu/academics/graduate

 

Rice:

http://statistics.rice.edu/Content_MStat.aspx?id=2147483904

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My opinion is that it probably doesnt really matter that much either way. I would look at the degree requirements for each and elective options. A strong background in programming would be very helpful in getting an industry position so I would make sure the program you go into has a couple courses in programming at least. Other than that, they are both strong schools so I would go with the program you like best and definitely factor money in.

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On 2014年3月15日 at 2:39 AM, insearch said:

I have been accepted to UC Santa Cruz's Statistics and Applied Mathematics MS program, and Rice University's Professional Master in Statistics (M. Stat) program. If my goal is to work in industry, ideally as a data scientist which program do you think I would benefit from more? The program at UC Santa Cruz includes a research project, and Rice only requires the completion of a certain amount of credits. Do employers look at a professional program differently from a MS program? Also UCSC program would cost less money. Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

 

UCSC:

http://ams.soe.ucsc.edu/academics/graduate

 

Rice:

http://statistics.rice.edu/Content_MStat.aspx?id=2147483904

Hi, I am also admitted by Rice in Professional Masters of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, would you be so kind to tell me that is it possible to be involved in a professor's research even the program does not require it? I am very grateful for any information about this since I want to apply for a Phd after the program.

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