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Degree Programs

Between navigating the intricacies of data mining, statistics and computer science in the classroom and learning one-on-one from industry experts, data science graduate students build a well-rounded skill set. Our graduates are in high demand in the fast-growing data analysis field, and they pursue careers from advertising technology to federal consulting to sports medicine.

The program offers two graduate degree options: a 30-credit master’s in science or a 12-credit graduate certificate. Additionally, Columbian College students may pursue dual degrees in data science.


Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the Data Science Program, applicants must have completed courses at the undergraduate level in multivariable calculus and statistics. There is no formal requirement for a specific programming language; however, candidates are encouraged to demonstrate their comfort with programming and software in their application. Applicants who may lack specific requirements are encouraged to contact the program at [email protected] so we can provide individual advice on alternative ways to meet the requirements.




"Upon my graduation, I received an offer from my current employer, Discovery. All the knowledge and technical skills that I learned in the Data Science Program enabled me to pick up new tasks quickly because I was well trained in analytical and data architect mindsets."

Mengjiao Xue

MS ’17