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MS Data Science

Data Scientists are needed in almost every business sector, and enabling companies to leverage data to predict trends, inform decisions and make breakthroughs. Data Scientists are employed by hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, financial and trading firms, sports teams, marketing agencies, and of course, tech companies. In fact, Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist as the #2 job in America in 2021, with a median base salary of $117K/year.

Our Master of Science (MS) in Data Science degree is a 30-credit program with course work in Python, R, Data Visualization, Database Systems, Machine Learning, Statistics and Mathematical Modeling. Full-time students will complete their degree in two years, however students may work towards the degree part-time as well. Courses are delivered as a combination of online, hybrid, and evening in-seat format.

Current Ramapo students in Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or Data Science may also be eligible to complete the 4+1 program and earn their M.S. in their 5th year at Ramapo.

International Students: F-1 nonimmigrant students graduating with an MS in Data Science are eligible for the DHS’s STEM OPT program. Please contact Rajesh Adhikari, Office of International Student and Scholar Services at to discuss any immigration issues and concerns.

GRE scores are not required. Applications are evaluated based on work experience, undergraduate GPA, and recommendation letters.

Program Details

Credits: 30

Format: Hybrid

Full-time/Part Time Option: FT or PT

Estimated cost (per credit / total):

Per credit = $1,270.93
30 credits total = $38,127.90
(cost details)

Duration: 2 years FT, PT

Start Term: Fall and Spring

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Director’s Message

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Data Science program. At Ramapo College, the faculty and professionals associated with the MSDS program are dedicated to your success. From inquiry to graduation, we provide you with 1-on-1 attention, academic and career guidance and advisement, and experiences that will enable you to be a better prepared leader in your field.

I invite you to watch the video below and please contact me with any questions.

Scott Frees, Director of the MS Data Science Program

Schedule an Advisor Session with the Data Science Director