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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 qualified data scientists is exploding across the U.S. Jobs for computer and information research scientists are expected to grow by 19% through 2026—much faster than the average for all occupations.1Seize 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. Courses were developed in collaboration with IBM, a data science leader.
  • Become a voice of responsibility and authority on how to use big data for good.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020

Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $5,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on January 6, 2020.

Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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Courses Developed in Collaboration With IBM

IBM Registered Partner

Learn through interactive case studies, visualizations, and applications. Gain the advanced data analytics skills sought by tech companies like IBM, which employs 350,000+ people worldwide.2

More about our MS in Data Science program

Glassdoor’s “50 Best Jobs in America for 2019” has data scientist at No. 1 for the fourth year running.3 An MS in Data Science from Walden can take you to the top and open exciting new doors in your career. Potential roles include:*

  • Data engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Business intelligence manager
*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 bachelor's degree in data science, computer science, information technology, or an equivalent subject and meet the general admission requirements. Proficiency in at least one modern programming language is highly recommended but not required. All applicants must submit a completed online application, resume and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application, and support you all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MS in Data Science at Walden?

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"I am a scientist at the national lab in Washington state, and I had been doing data analysis tasks for years. But just as I started my Master of Information Systems Management classes, I began to take on more leadership roles on software design projects. I began applying the templates and tools from my homework assignments to work projects. The timing was perfect."

Angela Norbeck | Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) Graduate

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. Source: Statista, IBM number of employees from 2000 to 2018 (in 1,000s)

3. Source: Glassdoor 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019

The MS in Data Science program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid. Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this program with federal financial aid, but at this time we cannot provide a general time frame on when any decision will be rendered.

Even though Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education, individuals can still fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for the program. Walden will collect and hold all paperwork that is received until such time as we receive a decision from the U.S. Department of Education. Federal program approval is separate from individual federal financial aid eligibility. In order for a student to receive federal financial aid when a program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education, a student must meet all other federal financial aid eligibility requirements as defined in the Walden University Financial Aid Terms and Conditions and Walden University Student Handbook.