The next application deadline is October 24, 2023.


GMAT/GRE not required

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Program Benefits

The Online M.S. in Data Science (MSDS) is a challenging, part-time program offered in a 100% online format with both live classes and self-paced sessions. Students have the benefit of accessing learning materials, lecture notes and assignments at any time through our online course platform.

Excellence in Online Education

From experienced program faculty to immersive virtual learning environments, StevensOnline offers you an interactive and engaging way to earn your degree from anywhere in the world.

Expansive Alumni Network

As a program graduate, you will join a worldwide alumni network of over 50,000 innovators and entrepreneurs.

Connections to Top Hiring Organizations

Stevens' industry-informed curriculum prepares program graduates for success. MSDS alumni are transforming organizations such as Amazon, Bank of America, Two Sigma Investments LP and more.

Quick Facts

Next Start Date:
January 22, 2024


  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Courses: 10
  • Years to Complete: Less than 2 years

Career Outlook

Job Title
Average Income
Job Title: Computer and Information Systems Manager
Employed: 467,000
Average Income: $151,000
Job Title: Computer and Information Research Scientist
Employed: 33,000
Average Income: $127,000
Job Title: Computer Network Architect
Employed: 161,000
Average Income: $117,000
Job Title: Software Developer and Software Quality Assurance Analyst and Tester
Employed: 1,548,000
Average Income: $110,000
Job Title: Information Security Analyst
Employed: 145,000
Average Income: $104,000
Job Title: Data Scientist or Mathematical Science Occupations
Employed: 62,000
Average Income: $98,000
Job Title: Computer Systems Analyst
Employed: 583,000
Average Income: $94,000
Source: Lightcast Labor Market Data, 2021. Numbers rounded to the nearest thousand.


100% of MSDS graduates in the Class of 2021 accepted job offers within three months of graduating.*


21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning by the United States Distance Learning Association.

No. 13
in the nation

Recognized among the "Top 20 Best Career Placement (Private Schools)" by The Princeton Review (2022).

No. 10
in the nation

Recognized as the No. 10 Online Master’s in Data Science program in the country by UniversityHQ (2023).

*Based on data from 50% of the spring 2021 full-time program graduates.

Career Aligned Curriculum

Why Choose Stevens

Stevens designed the Online M.S. in Data Science curriculum to align with in-demand industry skills and emerging technologies while equipping students with a strong foundation in theory and academic areas of inquiry. You will engage in courses that both challenge and expand your understanding of:

  • Python, R, SQL, Hadoop, Hive and TensorFlow
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Predictive modeling
  • Advanced statistical and optimization methods
  • Supervised/unsupervised learning
  • Neural networks
  • Natural language processing (NLP)
  • Data visualization
Students sitting in front of a computer screen, one of them pointing out a possible solution to the other.


The Stevens Advantage

The Online M.S. in Data Science (MSDS) prepares you to hone your data science skills through our 100% online, leading-edge curriculum led by industry-recognized faculty. You'll have access to one of the top algorithmic theory teams in the world and learn to leverage big data to drive better decisions.

From Python and SQL to predictive modeling and data visualization, you'll advance your statistical thinking and technical acumen, and graduate with the expertise to meet the critical needs of a growing job sector. Future-proof your career with a top-ranked, interdisciplinary M.S. in Data Science from Stevens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students in the Online Master of Science in Data Science program are required to take 10 classes (30 credit hours). On average, students can earn their degree in two years. This timeline may vary depending on how many credits are taken each semester.

The M.S. in Data Science is an online program. This is centered around students engaging in distance learning coursework to develop skills as software development leaders and high-quality coders.

You will receive a Master of Science.

GMAT/GRE test scores are not required.

Yes. Students have a variety of options to fund their education. We encourage you to consult with the Office of Financial Aid or a financial advisor when determining the best way to fund your education.

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