MS in Data Science

Big data is changing the world. Be at the forefront with Walden’s MS in Data Science program.

The demand for skilled data science professionals is exploding across the U.S. Jobs for computer and information research scientists are expected to grow by 21% through 2031—much faster than the average for all occupations.1 Seize your opportunity with an MS in Data Science from Walden.

Grounded in industry-relevant skills, our master’s in data science online program prepares you to become an expert in big data analysis. Apply what you learn immediately to positively impact your organization and take your career further.

  • Dive headfirst into big-data environments and scenarios through case studies, visualizations, and practice.

  • Gain the job-ready data analysis skills employers want. Coursework utilizes industry-standard tools in the most common cloud environments, such as IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Become a voice of responsibility and authority on how to use big data for good.

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More about our MS in Data Science program

An MS in Data Science degree can prepare you to pursue career options such as:2

  • Computer scientist/specialist
  • Control system computer scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Scientific programmer analyst
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

To be considered for this master’s program, you must have a technical bachelor’s degree or at least one year of relevant professional experience in information technology and meet the general admission requirements. All graduate IT programs in the College of Management and Human Potential require the submission of a résumé. Proficiency in at least one modern programming language is highly recommended but not required. All applicants must submit a completed online application and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

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Why earn your MS in Data Science at Walden?

1. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Research Scientists. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

2. National Center for O*NET Development. Computer and Information Research Scientists (SOC code 15-1221). O*NET OnLine.



A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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