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100% Online MS in Data Science

Expand your expertise and fulfill your potential.

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Program Highlights

100% Online

32 Credit Hours

10 Courses

GRE Not Required

Online MS in Data Science

Solve the World’s Toughest Problems through Data

The Tufts online Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program prepares you for an in-demand career in data analysis and data-centric problem-solving—or for further study in the data science field. Students can complete the online MSDS in less than two years.*

*Subject to taking the required number of credits.

The MS in Data Science program is delivered 100 percent online and does not require visits to campus. Throughout the program, you’ll use your mathematical aptitude to develop your understanding, knowledge, and skills within the following areas of data science:

  • Probabilistic systems analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Data mining
  • Big data
  • Data infrastructure
  • Data analysis

Key Dates & Deadlines

Take a look at upcoming application deadlines and semester start dates for the Online MS in Data Science:

Priority Submit Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Final Submit Deadline

Big Data = Big Opportunity

Careers among data scientists and in mathematical science occupations are expected to grow 36 percent over the next decade, with a six-figure median salary.* You don’t need an MSDS to recognize that kind of opportunity, but you likely need one to fully capitalize on it.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022.

Careers for online MSDS
graduates may include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Architect
  • Statistician
  • Data and Analytics Manager

School of Engineering alumni
have gone on to positions at:

  • Axon Enterprise
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Amazon
  • Wayfair

“Multiple perspectives and talents have always been critical to innovation, but now more than ever we are working hard to make sure the message comes through loud and clear: engineering is open to everyone with a passion for problem-solving.”

Kyongbum Lee
School of Engineering Dean and Karol Family Professor
Kyongbum Lee, School of Engineering Dean ad interim

Community of Diversity & Inclusion

Tufts takes pride in being a leading institution for diversity and inclusion for more than five decades. The MSDS program and Tufts School of Engineering celebrate this spirit of inclusion. As of 2020, more than 17 percent of Tufts School of Engineering graduate students are students of color, 34 percent of students are women, and nearly 30 percent of tenure-track and teaching faculty are women.

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