Deliver innovation through data

Online Master in Data Science (MSDS)

Ranked #8 in the nation for “Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs” in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.

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MSDS Overview

The M.S. in Data Science online program at the Stevens Institute of Technology prepares students for careers in fintech, business intelligence and analytics, academia, and database management, as well as government positions requiring strong skills in data analysis.

  • Python and R, SQL, Hadoop, Hive, and TensorFlow

  • Machine learning and deep learning

  • Predictive modeling

  • Advanced statistical and optimization methods

  • Supervised/unsupervised learning

  • Neural networks

  • Natural language processing (NLP)

  • Data visualization

Quick Facts

Next Start date: January 24, 2022


  • 30 Credit Hours
  • 10 Courses
  • 100% Online
  • 1.5 Years Average Completion




Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)

In U.S.

Top 25

Among the Top 25 STEM colleges by Forbes (2018)



21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning by The U.S. Distance Learning Association

In Nation


Among "top colleges with the highest paid graduates" in PayScale's 2020-21 College Salary Report

In N.J.


Best School of Engineering & Science Graduate Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2022)


Below are Traditional and Advanced course sequences for the M.S. in Data Science program. Students will engage in coursework on the following topics to develop skills as data scientists who can glean insights and aid in informed decision-making. The MSDS program consists of 30 credit hours, with 10 courses, and is 100% online.

Career Outlook

National employment and job postings statistics for data science careers.

Data Scientist33,200 $126,800
Software Developers1,500,000 $107,000
Information Security Analysts137,000 $99,700
Computer and Information Systems Managers461,000 $146,000
Computer Systems Analyst627,000 $91,000

Source: Emsi Labor Market Data, 2021

MSDS Alumni Have gone on to be employed at the folloWing organizations:

  • Amazon

  • Bank of America

  • New York University

  • Cityblock Health

  • Disney Streaming Services

  • Two Sigma Investments


  • Bachelor’s degree

    Minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution. Degree required to begin program; completion not required at time of application.

  • Academic Transcripts

    You may submit unofficial transcripts during the application process. After admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

  • Two letters of recommendation

    Faculty members and/or professional colleagues.


    Required for international students.

  • Statement of Purpose

    Optional, but strongly recommended.

  • Resume

    Optional, but strongly recommended.


Due to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on testing centers around the world, Stevens has made the following accommodations available to all students for the fall 2021 admissions cycle:

  • TOEFL/IELTS/DUOLINGO: Affected applicants may submit Duolingo English Test (DET) results in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS exam results.



Per Credit (30 Credits)


Application Fee - Fee waivers available


Enrollment Deposit

Financial Aid

* Tuition is based on the Fall 2021 tuition rate effective September 2021. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually.


TermEarly SubmitPriority SubmitFinal SubmitStart of Classes
$250 Deposit Waiver* and Application Fee Waiver Available.Application Fee Waiver Available and Early Application Review.
Spring 2022October 11, 2021November 22, 2021January 10, 2022January 24, 2022
TermSpring 2022
Early Submit$250 Deposit Waiver* and Application Fee Waiver Available.October 11, 2021
Priority SubmitApplication Fee Waiver Available and Early Application Review.November 22, 2021
Final SubmitJanuary 10, 2022
Start of ClassesJanuary 24, 2022

* Applicants who apply by the early submit deadline and are admitted may be eligible for a $250 deposit waiver. Applicants who receive education assistance from employers or other tuition discounts are not eligible. Other eligibility conditions may apply.

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Our faculty includes five National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER winners as well as researchers who consult with companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Bell Labs and other top industry firms.

Darinka Dentcheva

Darinka Dentcheva

Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Hadi Safari Katesari

Hadi Safari Katesari

Teaching Assistant Professor

Pedro Andres Vilanova

Pedro Andres Vilanova

Teaching Assistant Professor

Michael Zabarankin

Michael Zabarankin

Associate Professor

Upendra Prasad

Upendra Prasad


Shusen Wang

Shusen Wang

Assistant Professor

Eduardo Bonelli

Eduardo Bonelli

Teaching Professor

Samantha Kleinberg

Samantha Kleinberg

Associate Professor


GRE/GMAT Requirements Temporarily Waived