Southeastern College of Science and Technology announces new masters degree concentration in data science


Thursday, June 25, 2020 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Science and Technology is now offering a Master of Science in Integrated Science and Technology with a new focus area in data science, university officials announced today.
     “We are truly excited about ISAT’s new concentration in data science,” said Director of Graduate Studies John Boulahanis. “This program represents Southeastern’s real-world-ready commitment to the business community and to our students.”
     Boulahanis said Southeastern’s world-class faculty developed the graduate program with a data science concentration in direct response to IT industry demand from both employers and employees.
     “This is a win-win with an expedited return on investment,” he said. “Employers fast-track gaining highly advanced data modeling expertise in-house in tandem with their employees as they progress through the program. Employees accelerate advancing their careers and in achieving their organizations’ business goals."
     Boulahanis explained that the program is business friendly and designed for seasoned IT professionals. Students work closely with their data science faculty mentors, culminating in a student-driven thesis/research project directly related to an employer-based project.
     The program has online and convenient class schedules with 33 credit hours and degree completion in two years or less. Scholarships are available and employer-provided education benefits are accepted, Boulahanis said.
     Applications for admission are now being accepted. Students can begin the program during the fall, spring or summer semesters.
     For more information, contact Boulahanis at (985) 549-2610 or

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