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Master of Science in Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science


The Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) jointly offer a new interdisciplinary Master of Science (MS) degree program in Data Science. This program is designed to give students a comprehensive framework for reasoning about data. It is offered in Boston; Portland, Maine; and in Silicon Valley.

Innovative Curriculum

Students in the MS in Data Science degree program will engage in extensive course work intended to develop depth in data collection, storage, retrieval, manipulation, visualization, modeling and interpretation. Students will also be able to choose elective courses from a variety of offerings in Khoury, the College of Engineering (COE), and throughout the campus to explore areas that generate data, or specialized data science applications. Successful program graduates will be well positioned to attain data scientist and data engineer positions in a fast-growing field or to progress into doctoral degrees in related disciplines.

Over 15 graduate certificates are available to provide students the opportunity to develop a specialization in an area of their choice. Certificates can be taken in addition to or in combination with a master’s degree, or provide a pathway to a master’s degree in Northeastern’s College of Engineering. Master’s programs can also be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Students should consult with their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advisors in the Graduate Student Services office can help answer many of your questions and assist with various concerns regarding your program and student record. Use the link below to also determine which questions can be answered by your Faculty Program Advisors and OGS Advisors.

Admissions & Aid

Ready to take the next step? Review degree requirements to see courses needed to complete this degree. Then, explore ways to fund your education. Finally, review admissions information to see our deadlines and gather the materials you need to Apply.