Data science is the study of data-driven decision making. Recent decades have seen a rapid expansion in data collection, and the magnitude of that data impacts every industry. In Seattle, with its deep connections to the technology industry, there is a growing demand for data science professionals. Become a data scientist in one of the intellectual centers of this emerging field.
Data science is one of the fastest growing jobs in the world.
45 credits, starting in Fall quarter. Evening courses suited to working professionals.
Even first-year data scientists average $100k+ annual salary.
Seattle University’s Master of Science in Data Science is an interdisciplinary program. It combines the developmental aspects of statistics and computer science with real-world problem solving to create a complete methodology for data-driven decision making. The program trains professionals to work with large data sets: from conceptualizing a question, to data collection, cleaning, and storage, to analysis, and finally to communication. The program also has an intentional emphasis on ethics of data science.
The degree requires the completion of 45 credits. This consists of 36 credits of required courses (including two 3-credit capstone courses) and 9 credits of electives. One elective must be chosen from a list of “Advanced Foundations of Data Science” topics. See the Course Catalog for more detail.
Please see the Admissions Requirements page for complete details. Applications to the MSDS program include:
Successful applicants can come from all backgrounds, but typically have completed the following undergraduate courses:
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The degree culminates in a two-quarter capstone experience. Students will integrate lessons from multiple courses to solve a problem for a real-world enterprise.
Students will work in small teams to define and carry out a data science project from beginning to end. This will require the planning and execution of a real-world application of data science for an industry partner. Key steps may include:
Seattle University works with local and national tech and business partners to develop curriculums relevant to changing job markets. The MS in Data Science consults with an external Industry Advisory Board that includes representatives from: The Allen Institute, Amazon, Boeing, Facebook, The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Microsoft, Tableau, and many other companies and organizations in the Seattle area.
The MSDS program is priced on a per-credit model to allow students to arrange their schedules to their convenience. The MSDS program is 45 credits and the 2021-22 cost of the program is $913/credit. There are also Graduate Scholarships available.
Please visit the Graduate Tuition page for complete information on tuition and fees.