Master's in Data Science

Program Details

21 months
Class Format
Small Classes Online
Next Deadline
June 9, 2024

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Big data and AI are reshaping our world — and creating new career opportunities for those trained in data science. Whether measuring the success of medical treatments, modeling climate change patterns, or using social media to predict consumer decisions, data scientists make it possible.

In Notre Dame’s M.S. in Data Science online program, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to build a career in data science. In just 21 months, you’ll learn how to use powerful tools to analyze data, unpack the stories big data can tell, and approach data analysis ethically. You’ll study at an institution with a tradition of excellence and innovation and achieve a competitive edge from a distinctive curriculum, all in an immersive, convenient online format.

Why Earn your Master's in Data Science Online from Notre Dame?

An online data science master’s degree from Notre Dame is coveted for a reason—it brings the experience of the prestigious Notre Dame degree to wherever you live. From the personalized learning environment to exclusive in-person immersions, our M.S. in Data Science online degree remains unrivaled.

Here’s what gives our graduates the Notre Dame Edge:

The Notre Dame experience—from anywhere. Learn in an interactive online community that includes both live and asynchronous sessions. This format ensures you get the personal connection and support of in-person courses with the convenience and flexibility of asynchronous learning.

Exclusive immersion weekends. Join your online data science master’s program classmates and Notre Dame faculty at immersion weekends throughout the year. These exclusive meetups in Silicon Valley, on campus, and online help you gain access to networking opportunities and the greater Notre Dame community.

Rigorous and relevant coursework. Complete industry-informed and multidisciplinary coursework in Notre Dame’s master’s in data science online program to get equipped for today’s job market and be able to adapt to change. 

Award-winning faculty. Learn from leading data science faculty who are scholars with multidisciplinary backgrounds and industry experience. Our faculty, with the help of our learning design team, creates each course from the ground up specifically for this program to highlight the ever-changing topics in the field of data science while making them in a format tailored to working professionals. 

Industry partnerships. Our unique capstone course connects students with corporate partners so they can work to solve a data question by building AI and data science solutions. The student teams and faculty mentors work together to find the best ways to tackle real-world challenges from various industries. 

Career Opportunities in Data Science

With its rigorous and relevant curriculum, immersive experience, and capstone projects, Notre Dame’s M.S. in Data Science Online program prepares you to enter several career paths and industries. Almost all of our data science graduate students are employed six months after finishing their degree.

Graduates of our online master’s in data science have gone on to work in industries such as technology, aerospace, education, and healthcare. They work for leading companies like AT&T, L3Harris Technologies, and Epic. Our graduates can go on to work in a variety of jobs such as these:

  • Data scientist
  • Data visualization scientist
  • Director of program management
  • 5G data scientists
  • Research and data analyst

Online Master's in Data Science Courses

In our online data science master’s program courses, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a top performer in data science. You’ll learn how to use data to tell a story, create linear models, and understand human behavior. Some of the courses in our online M.S. in Data Science curriculum include:

  • Databases and Data Architectures 
  • Data Science Capstone
  • Advanced Data Visualization
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Storytelling & Communications for Data Scientists
  • Python Programming for Data Science

Financial Aid for the Online Master's in Data Science Degree

The Office of Financial Aid offers several resources for estimating the cost of attendance for the M.S. in Data Science online program, including budget planning and information on loans, scholarships, and graduate assistantship opportunities.

If you’re considering our online master’s in data science program, view financial aid and cost of attendance to learn more about investing in your career as a data scientist.

A Distinctive Master's in Data Science Online Program: Partnering with AT&T

Notre Dame is proud to collaborate with AT&T in our online data science master’s program. With a shared vision and common goals, we work with AT&T to ensure our curriculum aligns with industry needs. This partnership also empowers our graduates to adapt to future requirements in the data science field.


The Online Data Science courses fit together as parts of an integrated whole, providing students with the technical skills, quantitative aptitude and analytical insight required by industry. The 30 credit program is divided into 14 credit-earning courses; students take six credits per semester for five consecutive semesters.

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With a shared vision and common goals, Notre Dame is proud to collaborate with AT&T around the Online Data Science program. Ensuring our curriculum aligns with industry means graduates enter the workforce with the latest skills for today’s job market and the ability to adapt to future requirements in the data science field.

AT&T Employees: Learn more about benefits AT&T provides

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Our application is now open for a Fall 2024 start, please reach out to our admissions team with any questions you have.

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