We sat down with UMBC M.P.S. Data Science graduate student, Spandan Gupta, to talk about her journey from India to America to study. She shares candid insights about her experiences.
“The data science industry has been growing, and I felt the U.S. was the best place to begin my search for graduate work because it’s the hub. So I read every news article I could find on universities for data science in the U.S. I found ten universities having a data science master’s focus. From there, I landed on UMBC’s website. Not only did UMBC offer a master’s program, but they offered a master’s in professional studies (MPS). In addition to analytics, machine learning, and algorithms, this program also included management and ethical concentrations, which is why I shortlisted UMBC and eventually decided it was the place I wanted to study.” Spandan Gupta