Master's of Science in Data Science (MS)

Learn to analyze complex data through various scientific methods. With a Master’s of Science in Data Science, students will have the opportunity to acquire, process, analyze, and present complex data. Data-driven careers continue to rise, with Data Scientist predicting a 28% increase in data science jobs by 2020. Data scientists are employed in range of industries including business, e-commerce, energy, entertainment, manufacturing, media, science, security, telecommunications, and politics.
The Master's of Science in Data Science program features:
  • Your choice of five tracks: Applied Public Affairs, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Environmental Science or Microeconomic Analysis.
  • Coursework focused on learning statistical methods and programming, regression, statistical machine learning, and political analysis.
  • The offering of core courses such as Statistical Programming in R and Statistical Machine Learning.
  • The beautiful location of Washington DC, offering internship and employment opportunities.

Accelerator Admission Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English
IELTSTM6.5, no subscore below 5.56.0, no subscore below 5.55.5
TOEFL®80, no subscore below 1774, with at least one subscore below 20N/A
Available Entry*Spring or FallFallSpring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
Additional Requirements:
Introductory Statistics with passing grade

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Statistical Methods
  • Political Analysis
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Political Science
  • Statistical Programming in R
  • Data Science
  • Regression

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English
Credits Earned Towards Degree690
Progression IntoMaster’s degree programMaster’s degree programMaster’s Accelerator Program
Progression RequirementsGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course

Tuition Costs

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