Master of Science in Data Science

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that utilizes processes and systems to facilitate the precise analysis of massive amounts of information. Data scientists use this analysis to provide businesses and organizations with critical insights that shape decisions and solve problems. They are highly valued team members in major industries, including technology, finance, healthcare, management consulting, marketing, science, government policy and education. Join the renowned Notre Dame network and launch your data science career with a graduate degree that prepares you for success.

Program Details


Online with exclusive immersions at Notre Dame & Silicon Valley

21 months at half-time pace
Class Format
Small Evening Classes Online

Next Admissions Window

Opens Sept 1, 2017

Rigorous Academics

Notre Dame has a history of pioneering new research and inventions. Therefore, it was a natural fit to develop an academically rigorous master’s degree program for an emerging field with immense growth potential – data science. In keeping with our standards of excellence and innovation, Notre Dame’s online Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics: Data Science Specialization program gives students the edge they need to perform at the highest levels in this field.

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A multidisciplinary program that develops quantitative AND computational skills as well as effective communication and ethical Judgment

We call this a three-dimensional data scientist. A data scientist uses quantitative and computational skills to create value from data – transforming, organizing and analyzing it using computing, mathematics and statistics. But a three-dimensional data scientist complements quantitative and computational skills with the ability to communicate effectively and act ethically.

Our multidisciplinary MS-ACMS: Data Science program gives students the edge they need to perform at the highest levels of the field by producing three-dimensional data scientists. Through programming, statistics, storytelling, ethics and behavioral data science coursework our MS-ACMS: Data Science program students learn more than just technical quantitative skills. They learn to communicate effectively and act ethically.