The last decade has witnessed an explosion of data generated by individuals, companies, and organizations worldwide. As society places an increased emphasis on the importance of data processing and analysis, the need for data scientists continues to grow across job sectors, including healthcare, information technology, climate science, media and entertainment, financial services, and other professional fields.
The Master of Science degree in Data Science is an interdisciplinary program that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and other departments. You will gain a deep understanding of data science through statistics, computer science, and information science and will apply these skills to domains in geospatial analytics, natural language processing, business analytics, and more.
Your Degree, Your Way
The Master of Science degree in Data Science is offered both online and in person at the University of Colorado Boulder.
MS-DS on Coursera
This 100% online degree is offered through an innovative partnership between CU Boulder and Coursera and includes performance-based admissions, flexible 8-week terms, and self-paced courses. Students are led by the same award-winning faculty teaching on campus and receive the same diploma as students attending in person.
MS-DS on Campus
Come learn data science on CU Boulder's beautiful campus at the base of the Flatirons. The on-campus degree uses the same rigorous curriculum as the online degree and includes semester-based terms and more direct interaction with peers and faculty. The in-person program is STEM eligible, offering an Optional Practical Training STEM Extension benefit.