Academics - Curriculum Overview
Our curriculum is designed to prepare you to be able to add value to any data-driven team the day you graduate.
While at Duke, you'll develop your quantitative expertise through coursework in statistics, math, computer science, and other analytical disciplines. You'll also develop your technical prowess through lessons in programming and computational computing and your professional skills through workshops and continual coaching in communications, teamwork, and leadership.
The components of the program are:
Seven required core courses that cover critical topics in statistical modeling, machine learning, programming, data wrangling, text analysis, database systems, data visualization, data regulations and ethics, and data interpretation.
Data science seminar that hosts outside speakers to discuss the latest developments and issues in data science.
All of the MIDS core courses and programming will use hands-on team-based active learning experiences with messy data sets to ensure students graduate practiced in handling the challenges of real-life data.
The core courses will also emphasize frameworks that help students learn how to ask “the right questions” and provide actionable answers to those questions.