With performance-based admissions, you can enroll right away into the Master of Science degree in Data Science. No transcripts or applications are required.
To be admitted to the MS-DS as a degree-seeking student, you must enroll in and complete your pathway with a 3.0 GPA or better. Your pathway is a series of 3 one-credit courses with a focus on either statistics or computer science – you choose the pathway that is right for you. The courses in your pathway are part of the required curriculum, so you make direct progress toward your degree as you complete your pathway.
With 6 start dates per year, you can begin pursuing the Master of Science in Data Science whenever you are ready. Courses are 8 weeks long and self-paced, but all for-credit coursework must be submitted by the last day of the 8-week session. See the session calendar for exact dates.
Get started now. To learn more about prerequisite knowledge, earning admission, and enrolling in classes, see Admissions.
Why Choose the MS-DS on Coursera?
Program Overview Webinar
Watch our recent webinar to learn about the MS-DS on Coursera program. You’ll hear about performance-based admissions, the interdisciplinary curriculum, and career outcomes for this fully online degree program. (Webinar held October 6, 2021.)
Non-credit vs. For-credit Experiences
There are some important differences between the non-credit and for-credit experience. Please see below for details.
We encourage you to start with a non-credit course so you can preview course content and determine whether you a ready to complete the course within an 8-week for-credit session.
To enroll in the non-credit versions of the MS-DS curriculum, sign up for an account on Coursera, find the course you are interested in, and click the Enroll button to audit the course.
Our non-credit courses offer a different experience than our for-credit courses, including:
Start directly in a for-credit course or enroll in the non-credit version first to preview course content. You may upgrade from non-credit to for-credit at any time during the enrollment window. See the calendar for exact dates.
Our for-credit courses offer a different experience than our non-credit courses, including: