MS Data Science

At a Glance

Designed for working professionals seeking to build distinctive careers, our Data Science MS helps you shape the profile employers want right now: complex data analysis and modelling skills; comfort with teamwork or expert liaison roles; and practical experience crafting solutions to real-world problems.

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  • Mode of Study
    On-campus or Online
  • Requirements
    10 courses / 30 credits
  • Time to Complete
    18 mos. or your own pace
  • Course Scheduling
    Afternoons & nights
  • Tuition & Funding
    $1866 per credit; all applicants automatically considered for merit scholarships; see Tuition & Funding
  • Admissions
    Start in Fall or Summer; no GRE scores or tech degree required: see Admission & Reqs
 

News & Notes

 

Program Overview

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  • Choose any of 10 tracks best suited for your research and career aims:
    • Applied Public Affairs
    • Business Analytics
    • Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity
    • Environmental Science
    • Finance
    • International Economic Relations
    • Investigative Journalism
    • Microeconomic Analysis
    • Specialized Methods

What You'll Learn

 

Curriculum

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You'll Graduate With

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Spotlight: Elizabeth Marge

Elizabeth Marge.Beyond amazing opportunities with the Data Science Summer Professional Development program for District of Columbia Public Schools and the TOP project competition for the US Census Bureau, working with other students in these projects was beneficial for my growth as a data scientist and building my personal network.

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Faculty & Research

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Research & Projects

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Capstone

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Capstone Gallery

3D Data Point Visualization

Center for Data Science

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Career Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 36% increase in data science jobs from 2021 to 2031 — with DC having the nation's highest concentration of data science positions. Forbes and Glassdoor consistently rank Data Scientist at or near the top of all professions for job-satisfaction and median base salary at $120,000. There are limitless applications for the skills you will gain from an MS in Data Science. Our recent graduates now have positions with

  • Accenture
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Gitlab BV
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • Guidehouse
  • LNL DATA LLC
  • Management Insight Technologies
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Operation Pathways
  • PersuMedia
  • Precision Strategies
  • Protagonist
  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Inc.
  • New York State Senate
  • Third Way
  • Tidal Wave Strategies Inc.
  • US Census Bureau, Department of Labor, General Services Administration, Senate, and House of Representatives
 

Elizabeth Marge.Beyond amazing opportunities with the Data Science Summer Professional Development program for District of Columbia Public Schools and the TOP project competition for the US Census Bureau, working with other students in these projects was beneficial for my growth as a data scientist and building my personal network.
—Elizabeth Marge

 

Program Outcomes

Collaboration

 

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DS Lifecycle Expertise

 

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Responsible DS

 

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Community Engagement

 

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Program Highlights

Faculty & Research

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Research & Projects
 

Capstone

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Capstone Gallery
 

Center for Data Science

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