STEVENS ONLINE MASTER’S IN DATA SCIENCE PROGRAM
Learn Natural Language Processing (NLP) to help develop the next generation of AI tools
Gain expertise in machine learning to reveal patterns in large datasets
Master data visualization techniques to convey key insights to business stakeholders
Obtain predictive modeling skills to help businesses plan for the future
Stevens Online Master’s in Data Science Degree Overview
Stevens’ online master’s in data science program equip students with the education they need to master the technical, analytical and practical skills to accelerate careers in fintech, business intelligence and analytics, database management and academia — as well as government positions requiring skills in data analysis. Our online data science students engage in challenging, rigorous coursework that fosters a deep, math-based understanding of data science in addition to technical proficiency in the leading industry tools, including:
Python and R, SQL, Hadoop, Hive, and TensorFlow
Machine learning and deep learning
Advanced statistical and optimization methods
Natural language processing (NLP)
Courses focus on data science skills that are increasingly in demand across industries and sectors, and they are taught by industry experts who are redefining how data is used to drive impact. Our online curriculum is influenced by the corporate headquarters and bustling tech startups in New York City, just next door to our campus. No matter your location, as a remote learner you will benefit from groundbreaking insights from one of the world’s largest tech hubs.
- 30 Credit Hours
- 10 Courses
- 100% Online
- 2 Years or Less Completion Time*
*Total time to complete the program may vary based on the number of credits taken each semester.
Three months after graduation, 100% of MSDS graduates in the Class of 2021 accepted job offers.1
21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning by the United States Distance Learning Association.
IN THE NATION
Stevens was named one of the Top 20 U.S. Private Schools for Best Career Placement by The Princeton Review (2022).
IN THE NATION
Recognized as the No. 10 Online Master’s in Data Science program in the country by UniversityHQ (2023).
1 Based on data from 50% of spring 2021 full-time program graduates.
Data Science Career Outlook
Demand for qualified data science professionals has risen significantly over the past decade. Currently, there are numerous opportunities in the field — and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment in data science to grow by 36% from now until 2031 (which equals an average of 13,500 new openings for data scientists each year).
The states with the highest employment of data scientists include California, New York, Texas, North Carolina and Illinois — though numerous remote data science jobs are available — and salaries for many data science roles reach well into the six figures.
Related Career Fields
National employment and job postings statistics for data science careers.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023.
Online Master’s in Data Science Curriculum/Concentrations
Below are the 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.
Why Choose Stevens’ MS in Data Science For Your Online Master’s Degree in Data Science?
Stevens Institute of Technology is ranked number eight in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Online Master’s in Computer Technology Programs” for 2023. Stevens was also ranked 13 in The Princeton Review’s “Top 20 U.S. Private Schools for Best Career Placement” (2022) and 14 on PayScale’s list of “Best Value Colleges” (2021). Stevens online master’s in data science program graduates are employed by Amazon, Disney Streaming Services, Bank of America, Two Sigma Investments and Cityblock Health. Stevens faculty members consult with companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Google, while others have won National Science Foundation CAREER awards. These elements earned Stevens seven 21st Century Awards for Best Practices in Distance Learning.
The Stevens Online Master of Science in Data Science coursework is offered 100% online, and students can finish the program in two years or less. The Stevens M.S. in Data Science program lives in the math department — and the program’s emphasis on foundational data science mathematics ensures a deep understanding of data science that enables our students to adapt and respond to accelerated changes in technology post-graduation. Upon completion of the program, Stevens data science master’s program graduates are equipped with the expertise to analyze and interpret large datasets, glean valuable and actionable insights and support informed decision-making.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our graduates think so. A survey of the Class of 2021 taken three months after graduation found that 100% of the Stevens online data science master’s program graduates had accepted job offers. Prospective students are often attracted to our program because they are looking to accelerate their careers, and holding an advanced degree is becoming an expectation in the data science field (according to a 2017 Burtch Works study, 49% of data scientists have a master’s degree and an additional 41% have earned a Ph.D.).
The Stevens online data science master’s program is demanding, and its requirements are the most restrictive within our portfolio. The ideal MSDS program candidate possesses professional experience in mathematics, computer science, tech or business and has a strong background in mathematics and statistics. This selectivity guarantees a student will be among a highly-proficient, high-potential cohort.
The Stevens Online Master of Science in Data Science curriculum includes coursework in Foundational Mathematics for Data Science, Probability, Statistical Methods and Numerical Linear Algebra for Big Data.
Online Master’s In Data Science (MSDS) Accreditation
Stevens Institute of Technology has been continually accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1927. Stevens is accredited until 2027 and the next self-study evaluation is scheduled to take place during 2026-2027.
MSDS ALUMNI HAVE GONE ON TO BE EMPLOYED AT ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS:
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
DISNEY STREAMING SERVICES
BANK OF AMERICA
TWO SIGMA INVESTMENTS
Our faculty includes 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.
Hadi Safari Katesari
Pedro Andres Vilanova-Guerra
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution. Degree required to begin the program; completion not required at time of application.
TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Faculty members and/or professional colleagues.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Optional, but strongly recommended.
Applicants must submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions where credit was earned. You may submit unofficial transcripts during the application process. After admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts.
Required for international students.
Optional, but strongly recommended.
Key Dates & Deadlines
*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.
Per Credit (30 Credits)
Fee waivers available
*Tuition based on fall 2023 rates effective September 2023. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Additional program fees may apply.