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 and Silicon Valley

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

Current Admissions Window

Now – June 2, 2019

How to Become a Data Scientist

Data science is now influencing almost every department within every industry. From product development to sales and marketing to government operations, data scientists are emerging as important new players within businesses and organizations across the world. But what does it take to actually become one? Start your journey to becoming a data scientist by learning about data science uses, applications, job opportunities and education and training.

Learn more about becoming a data scientist

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.


Interested in program details, admissions criteria and the application process?

Notre Dame’s MS-ACMS: Data Science program is open to professionals from every background. We don’t require an undergraduate degree in quantitative or technical fields.

Join the Notre Dame Family!

Applications for our 2019 cohort are now open. Apply by June 2, 2019 to be considered during the current admissions window. Start an application.

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