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Data Science - Master's (M.S.)

CIP CODE 30.0801.00


The Master of Science in Data Science degree program helps meet the growing need for data science professionals in STEM, health-related and other fields, expanding students’ marketable skills and preparing them to enter a fast-growing job field.


The program is unique for its breadth, offering a widely encompassing set of courses that allows students without a computer science background to develop the necessary skills for data science jobs in business, engineering, healthcare and science settings. It aims to instill the acumen needed to draw insights from data, to make sound decisions using data, and to effectively communicate about data-driven findings and decisions.

Students will use real-world problems, methods and data in instruction materials through collaboration with community partners; problem-based, experiential learning which emphasizes hands-on coding exercises; service learning in which students learn while doing for social good; and inclusive learning to broaden student participation and strengthen student retention in data science education.

The degree requires 30 course hours and can be completed in two years. After completion of a set of core courses, students choose to pursue a specialty in either the engineering track (computer science or industrial engineering) or the science track (biology, geology, mathematics, or psychology). They will participate in a required capstone experience which can be integrated with workplace projects. Elective options offer additional flexibility to craft a degree that fits his or her specific situation.



  • Benefit from a well-designed, interdisciplinary curriculum that balances coursework and practical skills
  • Students without a computer science background can develop the necessary skills for data science jobs in business, engineering, healthcare and science settings
  • Learn from well-established faculty who work closely with industry
  • Excellent job opportunities in DFW


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Data Science - Master's (M.S.)

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