MS in Data Science - Customized Focus

When you know best: Advance your career with an individualized focus on data science.

University of Connecticut (UConn) MS in Data Science students have the option to work with an advisor to create a customized approach, selecting elective courses (9 credits) that best align with their professional and career goals. 

Paired with 18 universally important core data science courses designed to provide a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge, the 9 credits of elective courses enable students to create a truly interdisciplinary program. Students can select 3 courses from a wide array of electives. The MS DS program concludes with a 3-credit applied capstone project.

The 30-credit MS DS degree is an on-campus (Storrs Campus) graduate degree. 


To learn more about this option, please contact Dr. Peter Diplock, at

18 Credits of Core Courses

  • STAT 5405 Applied Statistics for Data Science (3 credits)
  • STAT 5125 Statistical Computing for Data Science (3 credits)
  • CSE 5819 Introduction to Machine Learning (3 credits)
  • CSE 5713 Data Mining and Management (3 credits)
  • OPIM 5501 Data Visualization and Communication (2 credits)
  • EPSY 5641 Research Design and Measurement for Data Science (2 credits)
  • ARE 5353  Data Ethics and Equity (2 credits)

9 Credits of Electives

  • Elective 1 (3 credits)
  • Elective 2 (3 credits)
  • Elective 3 (3 credits)

Capstone Project

  • GRAD 5800 Applied Capstone in Data Science (3 credits)

Department Contact

Peter Diplock

UConn’s Master’s in Data Science is an 11-month cohort based full-time in-person program and is eligible for F-1 and J-1 visa sponsorship. Courses are offered on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs, CT USA Campus. This program is eligible for the STEM OPT extension that affords certain F-1 graduate students an opportunity to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). The program does not offer graduate assistantships and scholarships at this time.