MS in Data Science Graduate Program

A 30-credit 100% online, career-focused data science master’s degree.


The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) online Master’s (MS) in Data Science is a 30-credit graduate degree focused on data science methods used within data-enhanced fields. Consisting of 21 credits of UConn data science core courses paired with 6 credits of electives, the program culminates with a 3-credit applied capstone project. The capstone experience provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of how to apply data science knowledge and techniques within situations requiring in-depth analytics, knowledge, and skills.

Designed to be one of the best-value online data science master’s degrees in the nation.

UConn’s 100% online MS in Data Science degree is a unique, interdisciplinary program taught by faculty from five different schools and colleges, making it a truly multi-disciplinary program, applicable to many areas of industry. 

UConn’s MS in Data Science Attributes

  • 100% online
  • 30-credit
  • Part-time
  • Flexible and convenient

Focused on delivering both affordability and excellence, and coming from a top-tier, R1 Research Institution, UConn's online Master's in Data Science is an excellent choice for students seeking to advance their careers in an extremely high-demand field. By choosing to pursue this program, you will have access to world-renowned faculty, gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology, and develop a vast network of peers.

We’re not seeking data science experts, we’re shaping them. 

UConn's MS in Data Science online degree welcomes students from diverse backgrounds, helping to develop them into data science experts through a comprehensive curriculum covering machine learning, data visualization, and statistical analysis. Prior knowledge in the field is not required, as the program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the data science industry. Our goal is to shape motivated and intellectually curious students into data science experts through rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences.

Meet the Growing Demand for Data Science and Analytics

With the exponential growth of data in nearly every industry, there is an urgent need for individuals who possess the skills to collect, process, analyze and derive insights from large sets of data. UConn’s Data Science master’s is tailored to equip students with the necessary tools and techniques to become successful data scientists.. 

MS in Data Science graduates will be well-prepared to contribute to a wide range of industries, including finance, healthcare, marketing, and technology, among others. Whether you are looking to start a new career or advance in your current field, UConn’s MS in Data Science will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this rapidly-growing field.

Build Connections and Stand Out in Data Analysis Fields

Building a professional network is an important aspect of any graduate program, including UConn's online MS in Data Science. Students connect with faculty, peers, alumni, and industry professionals through classwork, online forums, virtual events, and networking sessions. Build your professional network; it will benefit you throughout your life and data science career.

Program Costs

Students taking courses in UConn’s online Master’s in Data Science pay a comprehensive fee of $1325 per credit or $3975 for a 3-credit course. The total cost of the 30-credit degree program is $39,750. The costs of books and texts are not included. 

Students enrolled in the online MS in Data Science may wish to consider:

Information on the financial aid application process for Graduate Students is available here:

This program does not offer graduate assistantships or scholarships at this time.


MS in Data Science Core Courses (21 credits)

  • GRAD 5100 - Fundamentals of Data Science (3 credits) online
  • STAT 5405 - Applied Statistics for Data Science (3 credits) online
  • STAT 5410 - Statistical Computing for Data Science (3 credits) online
  • CSE 5709 - Introduction to Machine Learning (3 credits) online
  • CSE 5710 - Data Mining & Management (3 credits) online
  • OPIM 5605 - Data Visualization & Communication (2 credits) online
  • EPSY 5641 - Research Design & Measurement for Data Science (2 credits) online
  • ARE 5353 - Data Ethics & Equity (2 credits) online

MS in Data Science Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • Students have the opportunity to tailor their skillsets with a vast array of online courses that can help to focus their degree. Visit the MS in Data Science Courses Page for course options and descriptions.

MS in Data Science Culminating Capstone Project (3 credits)

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


Jessica Goldfarb
University of Connecticut

Application Deadline

Fall 2024: 
July 1, 2024, 11:59PM EST

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UConn’s online Master’s in Data Science program is not eligible for F-1 and J-1 visa sponsorship, however, the on-campus program is. Please visit the on-campus MSDS program for more information.