Texas Tech University

Master of Science in Data Science

No industry will be untouched by the demand for data scientists who can effectively interpret large amounts of data and communicate findings. Industry demand for qualified data scientists has exceeded the supply.

Our one-year Master's in Data Science is STEM designated. Students will learn how to use advanced technologies, manipulate big data, and utilize statistical methods to interpret data. With these skills, students will obtain the business skills necessary to translate their understanding to organizational strategies.

About the Program

Do you have an online program?

Yes, we have courses both online and in-person. You can complete your entire degree online without ever coming to campus. Or, you can complete your entire degree in-person in a traditional college setting. Apply Now

What is the length of the program?

The program follows a one-year timetable. Students are enrolled in two condensed courses simultaneously, for a total of four courses per semester. Coursework must be completed sequentially, as concepts build upon each other. See the Course Schedule page for a list of the courses.

In what semester does the program start?

The program starts in the Summer session. This is usually the first week of June.

Can working professionals and/or international students take the online program?

Absolutely. People from most countries and all walks of life are welcome in the online program (and our in-person program too). There is no need to be physically located in Texas or even the United States

Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Preferred Application Deadlines:
    • Domestic, May 1st
    • International, January 15th

Application for Summer 2020 enrollment coming soon.

*GMAT/GRE waiver available for those with 3 or more years work experience.


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Prospective Students
Anna Delano
Program Recruiter

Current Students
Cy Cawthron

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