To begin MSDS coursework, students must have basic skills in computer programming, statistics, and linear algebra. To remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Data Science – (9 credits)
Computer Science – (6 credits)
Mathematics – (6 credits)
Electives (9 credits)
Students must complete two technical electives and one interdisciplinary elective. DATA 730 Fieldwork Experience may be used to replace one of the three total electives. Click the links below to see lists of courses in each category.
2-Year Plan (Full-time students)
Courses are offered either in an online format or during the evenings to accommodate students currently working.
Students are encouraged to enroll in the summer and winter online course offerings for the above requirements when available. DATA 730 – Fieldwork Experiences, which may count towards an elective, is also frequently offered during the summer session.
Students enrolled in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, and Data Science undergraduate 4-year degrees may be eligible for the 4+1 MSDS program.