Data scientists work with vast quantities of unstructured data, something that data analysts have never had to work with before. They obtain, clean, structure, and organize this “big data” so that it can be mined efficiently. Seasoned data analysts, after years of dashboard-related research, bring a clear understanding of key trends and leverage points within a sector, precisely the perspective that is needed to mine “big data” effectively. Bay Path University’s MS in Applied Data Science is a "bridge program" for seasoned data analysts. It is designed to teach the fundamental principles, platforms, and tool-sets of the data science profession so that graduates can collaborate with data scientists and other data analysts in their industry. It is intended for anyone with a strong math and/or statistics background who wants to learn how to contribute to a rapidly growing profession.