Online Master’s in Data Science

Apply by the May 13 Final Deadline
to Start in July

Become a Data Scientist and Join Our Top-Ranked iSchool

Now more than ever, data is driving critical decision making for global organizations across a wide range of industries and fields. As a data scientist, you will solve complex technical challenges and help ensure important business decisions are backed by data.

At Syracuse University’s iSchool, you’ll gain the analytical, technical and managerial expertise required to stand out in a competitive job market. With these skills, you will make a measurable impact as a data scientist— a top-five Glassdoor job for the last five years in a row.1 Earn your MS in Applied Data Science online and be the one your organization turns to for data insights.

in Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs2
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A Curriculum That Prepares You to Drive Business Solutions

Developed in collaboration with the Whitman School of Management, our online MS in Applied Data Science curriculum will provide you with the ability to draw insights from both the fields of information science and management. This unique collaboration allows you to explore the impact data science has on businesses, and gives you the opportunity to customize your coursework based on your goals.

Gain a strong data science foundation, and be able to choose between three tracks to specialize your degree:

  • Data and Business Analytics - delve deeper into the business applications of data science
  • Language Analytics - focus on unstructured language data
  • Data Pipelines and Platforms - explore data collection and data engineering

You can also earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security Management or Enterprise Technology Management without taking any extra classes.

Make Data-Driven Decisions for Your Organization

Earn your MS in Applied Data Science online and develop new business strategies based on data.

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Stay Connected and Get Support Through Our iSchool Community

Whether you live in New York or across the country, you’ll build a network of passionate students and alumni that work in roles such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Business operations analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data architect
  • Database architect
  • Data scientist
  • Operations research and systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Solutions engineer
  • Technical integration analyst

And with our online learning platform, you’ll attend live classes, connect with classmates on project-based coursework and have one-on-one sessions with your professors—keeping you connected to the iSchool community.

"Many projects during the program prepared me for application within the workplace. Having a better understanding of business and analytics helped me recognize trends and perform analyses. With the help of my professors and classmates, I learned the different techniques that can be applied to analyze data sets as well as algorithms for different situations."

Kirby Hood

MS in Applied Data Science 2019, Senior Enterprise Data Scientist

Visit our student and alumni page to read more stories about our Orange community.

Explore Our Admissions Process

You can choose from four cohort start dates. We are currently accepting applications for the July 2021 cohort:

Early Priority Deadline
March 25, 2021
Priority Deadline
April 15, 2021
Application Deadline
May 13, 2021

Apply now by submitting your resume, transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a personal statement about why you want to pursue your Master of Applied Data Science at Syracuse University. No GRE scores are required to apply. Review application requirements and connect with our admissions team to learn more.


Help Meet the Demand for Data Science Experts

Earn your M.S. in Applied Data Science online and join a diverse network of tech professionals. Request information today.

1Glassdoor, 50 Best Jobs in America for 2020 (Retrieved October 2020) Return to footnote reference
2U.S. News & World Report, 2021 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (Retrieved February 2021) Return to footnote reference