About the Data Science Initiative

Data is everywhere. It impacts decisions in businesses, healthcare and society significantly, and it's only going to get bigger. This also means more demand for experts in the field.

But how do we turn data into insight? What about ethics? The challenges can seem daunting. Through our interdisciplinary data science and analytics programs, Marquette prepares students for careers focused on data. In addition to our graduate and undergraduate program offerings, we are growing our partnership with businesses on research and staff development.

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News and Events


Northwestern Mutual, Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Invest Nearly $40 Million to Create the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute

Northwestern Mutual is forming a new partnership with Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) to create the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute. The partnership is the latest step by the financial security company in its commitment to advance Milwaukee as a national hub for technology, research, business, and talent development.


Center for Cyber Security and Cyber Defense

The mission of Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense is to provide excellence in education about cybersecurity, service through partnerships with the university and community, and research opportunities in cybersecurity technology, preparedness and education.

Get the resources and information you need to get involved on the official website. 


Hack It 'Til You Crack It

Thanks to all who attended the event. In case you missed it, you can get the recap of Hack It Til You Crack It below:

Fox News - College Students Complete in 1st Ever Hack It Til You Crack It Marathon

CBS News - Northwestern Mutual Holds First Hackathon for Local College Students

Biz Journal- Wisconsin Students Compete at Northwestern


Computing program ranked in Top 20 by U.S. News

Marquette University’s online master of science in computing program has been ranked No. 18 by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 list of Best Online Information Technology Programs. The ranking is an improvement over last year’s ranking of 21.

According to U.S. News, the best online master’s in computer information technology programs are based on factors such as admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and academic and career support services offered to students.