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. Southeastern’s faculty developed the graduate program with a data science concentration in direct response to the IT industries demand from both employers and employees. 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. Applications for admission are now being accepted. Students can begin the program during the fall, spring or summer semesters.