The University of Guam launches new data science and library science master’s programs just in time for the Fall 2024 semester.

During a press conference held Thursday, it was announced that the UOG School of Education and university libraries have partnered to offer the Master of Library and Information Science, aimed at developing a professional workforce for the region’s school, public, and academic libraries and specialized collections. The program will also offer a graduate certificate in school librarianship.

And in response to the rising demand for data scientists across the US - an increase of 35% over the next eight years is projected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics —  the UOG College of Natural and Applied Sciences aims to equip graduates with a strong foundation in statistical modeling.

UOG president Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez said, "You can imagine how data and data analysis is going to be extremely important especially as the island of Guam and the region as a whole experiences this transformation, in terms of the Indo-Pacific."

Graduate students in the Data Science Program will have the opportunity to receive support through grant-funded projects and contribute to research initiatives at UOG, and gaining experience and skills needed to work in both academic and industry settings.

Contact the UOG Graduate Studies Office for more information.