With the MS in data science program at Saint Mary’s College, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to meet the growing demands in your industry. Whether you’re looking to advance your current data science career or pursue new opportunities, our flexible, fully online program will equip you with enduring skills to succeed in this high-paying, fast-growing field. With our data science degree, you’ll become a well-rounded data scientist ready to take on complex data challenges now and in the future — no matter what industry you work in.
Saint Mary’s data science program provides hands-on experience to give you the competitive edge employers seek. Learn to improve efficiency and effectiveness with comprehensive mathematical and computational training. Our data science degree curriculum prepares you for this ever-changing, data-driven world with a range of relevant topics, such as statistics, data mining, machine learning and programming:
Explore our data science program courses to learn how you can elevate your potential in this high-demand field.
I am passionate about telling stories with data, especially creating visualizations. The online format fits well with my life and I love the flexibility. – Beth Stockton, 2022 Graduate
At Saint Mary’s, you’ll join a tight-knit, caring community that is committed to helping each other and making a difference in the world. Throughout your Master of Data Science program, you’ll learn from industry experts and receive the support you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. And, as a data science degree graduate, you’ll become part of a vibrant alumni network that provides a wealth of professional connections and resources:
*Burtch Works, executive recruiting firm
With your data science degree from Saint Mary’s, you can secure your future in this high-paying, fast-growing field. Update your skill set with the latest tools and techniques that are essential in today’s data science careers, which are among the fastest-growing in the United States. In fact, data science ranks as the country’s sixth-fastest-growing occupation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with 36 percent growth projected by 2031.
Data science salaries are also highly competitive, reflecting the high demand for experienced professionals in the job market. Data scientists can expect to earn an annual median salary of $100,910, according to BLS data. Our program can also prepare you for management roles in data science careers, where median salaries average $140,000, according to executive recruiting firm Burtch Works.
Popular data science careers include:
I really enjoy teaching the Applied Linear course in the data science program because it gives me a chance to work closely with our online students. – Dr. Colleen Hoover, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Indiana residents have an extraordinary opportunity to apply for partial funding of their Master of Data Science degree through the Lilly Endowment Scholarship for Data Science. This merit-based scholarship, which grants up to $5,000, is awarded to students admitted to the Saint Mary’s graduate data science program who are either:
All applicants to the MS data science program who meet the Indiana requirement will be considered for the scholarship. Recipients must maintain academic good standing to retain the scholarship, which is awarded at up to $1,000 per term for the first five terms in the program.
The Data Science Scholarship is available to incoming data science students based on academic potential or financial need. The $1,500 annual scholarship will be divided equally by term ($500 per term) and is renewable for the second year. Students must be in good standing for automatic renewal.