Data Science, Master of Science (M.S.)

The M.S. in Data Science program provides a strong foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating data analytics solutions to transform raw data into meaningful and actionable insights. The program builds competencies in data analytics, database systems, big data technologies, and machine learning techniques that are essential to harnessing large structured and unstructured datasets for solving complex problems. 

Program Highlights

  • The Department of Computer Information Science offers a fast track combined BS/MS program for current Minnesota State Mankato undergraduate students with outstanding academic records, to encourage them to pursue advanced degrees. This program allows well-qualified undergraduates to begin graduate studies before completing their BS degree.

Application Requirements

  • A four-year bachelor's degree earned at a regionally accredited college or university and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 who present convincing evidence of a potential for success may be considered for provisional admission.
  • A personal statement documenting your experience with and an interest in data science.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can respond to questions about your abilities and potential for success in a graduate program.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Graduate Coordinator

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