Online Master of Science in Data Science

The power of big data isn’t found in an algorithm. The power of data comes from talented data scientists who know why, how and when to use it. In the hands of these data scientists, data can inform critical business decisions, shape social discourse, even change the world for the better. That’s why Notre Dame focuses on developing highly-trained, ethical leaders in data science — leaders who combine expert technical and mathematical skills with critical thinking and a deep understanding of how their work impacts the world we live in.

Program Details


Online with exclusive immersions at Notre Dame and Silicon Valley

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

Next Deadline

December 6, 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

We define success differently.

Other programs may look at their success in terms of class size. We measure our success by student results. Instead of larger classes, our program is small and personalized by design. That means:

  • Live sessions and small class sizes to promote in-depth learning
  • Expert faculty who help you problem solve and overcome challenges
  • Access to career services (resume prep, mock interviews and networking)
  • A cohort model and in-person immersions to build classmate connections

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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.

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