Gain an enduring skill set in an ever-changing world.

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Program Highlights

  • Primarily online courses
  • 2-3 courses per term
  • 1 campus visit per year
  • Gain enduring skills and professional preparedness
  • Courses in:
    • Mathematics
    • Data Mining
    • Data Visualization
    • Computer Science
    • Statistics
    • Project Management
    • Communication
  • National PSM designation

Application Deadline June 15

Turn Data into Actionable Intelligence 

In our Master of Science in Data Science program, a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program, you'll develop into a professional practitioner with deep analytical skills. Open to both men and women, our primarily online program will provide you with the mathematical and computational depth needed to refine the tools others simply use. You'll develop a strong mathematical base - an enduring skill set in an ever-changing world - that will allow you to take on complex data challenges now and in the future, no matter what programming language you're using.  PSM programs combine rigorous study of mathematics or science with workplace skills like communications and project management. You'll take courses in applied statistics with an application-focused approach to regression analysis and related techniques - knowledge companies value in data scientists. Engage in a real-world practicum that involves developing data analysis tools and applying them to a pressing need at an organization.

"I’m able to dig beyond what a simple analyst can do, and not only tell them what happened, but why it happened..."

Mike Durham, Saint Mary’s student and Solution Architect, Teradata Corporation

Entrepreneurship Grant

As a Master of Science in Data Science student, you will be eligible to apply for up to a $10,000 seed grant with the condition that your business operates in the state of Indiana for at least two years. DSCI 612 "Entrepreneurship for Data Scientists" is required for grant consideration. In this course you will transform innovative data-centered concepts into concrete products and services, while also learning the entrepreneurial skills necessary to bring your innovations to market, including building a business plan.