Saint Mary's offers a primarily online Master of Science in Data Science program open to both men and women. With just 2-3 classes per term, the curriculum is designed to allow you to work and complete your course assignments just about anywhere, with the faculty support and attention that is a hallmark of our undergraduate education.

In our Master of Science in Data Science program, you'll develop into a professional practitioner with deep analytical skills.

Tia Sajewski, class of 2018 data science

“There were new tools and technologies I learned in my classes that my coworkers hadn’t heard about yet, so I was able to share my education with them.”
—  Antoinette (Tia) Sajewski MS '18

You will:

  • Learn to manipulate data rather than performing simple surface analysis
  • Take courses in applied statistics with an application-focused approach to regression analysis and related techniques - knowledge companies prize in data scientists
  • Understand the algorithms of data mining, processing, and visualization

During the program, you'll also have a chance to engage in a real-world practicum that involves developing data analysis tools and applying them to a pressing need at an organization. For Antoinette (Tia) Sajewski, MS '18, data science analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, the program prepared her to use cutting edge technologies in her everyday work. Learn more about practicum projects and what students have done in the past.

Pursue Your Master's Degree While Still a Senior at Saint Mary's

Current Saint Mary's College students may apply to the Master of Science in Data Science program during their second semester junior year. If admitted, students may take up to two graduate level courses in the data science program while still a senior at Saint Mary's. Learn more about the 4+1 program.