Help organizations harness big data to understand the present—and predict the future—with an MS in Data Science from Walden.
Turn information into insights with an online degree in data science. In Walden’s MS in Data Science program, you’ll focus on using digital data and tools to analyze and solve critical problems in any industry or organization.
Data science plays a pivotal role in today’s rapidly changing, data-rich environment. With an MS in Data Science from Walden, you’ll learn to ethically solve critical problems in a variety of industries. Be empowered with the skills to collect, analyze, and visualize data—and then communicate your insights to diverse stakeholders in your current or potential organization.
Graduates of Walden’s master’s in data science online program will be prepared to:
Now more than ever, businesses need data scientists and analysts to help them interpret and leverage a growing volume of data. A Glassdoor survey of the “50 Best Jobs in America for 2019” ranked data scientist as the No. 1 job in America.2 A 2018 LinkedIn report found that almost every major U.S. city had a shortage of workers with data science skills.3
Walden’s master’s in data science online program provides you with the hands-on training necessary to fill this critical skills gap. Gain the specialized technical knowledge to advance in your current role or capitalize on exciting career opportunities.
An MS in Data Science can prepare you to pursue a number of career roles, including:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this master’s in data science online degree program.
A master’s in data science could potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for computer and information research scientists was $118,370 in May 2018, with overall salaries ranging from $69,230 to $183,820 depending on skills and years of experience.1
1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Research Scientists, Job Outlook and Pay. National long-term job growth projections and salary estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth or salaries, and are subject to change.
3Source: LinkedIn Workforce Report August 2018.
The MS in Data Science program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid. Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this program with federal financial aid, but at this time we cannot provide a general time frame on when any decision will be rendered.
Even though Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education, individuals can still fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for the program. Walden will collect and hold all paperwork that is received until such time as we receive a decision from the U.S. Department of Education. Federal program approval is separate from individual federal financial aid eligibility. In order for a student to receive federal financial aid when a program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education, a student must meet all other federal financial aid eligibility requirements as defined in the Walden University Financial Aid Terms and Conditions and Walden University Student Handbook.