Blaze new paths as a data scientist with a program developed in collaboration with IBM.

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.

Why Pursue Your Online MS in Data Science With Walden?

  • Learn from courses developed in collaboration with IBM: Build practical, immediately applicable skills through interactive case studies, visualizations, and applications.
  • Set yourself apart with advanced data analytics expertise: Gain the leading-edge tools and experience to help businesses build organizational success and drive smarter decisions.
  • Use big data in a positive way: Walden’s MS in Data Science program is focused on the ethical use of data to solve business problems. Protect your organization through responsible data management practices.
  • Choose an online program designed for working professionals like you: With our student support services, you’re never alone in pursuit of your MS in Data Science degree. Walden has your back from day one.

Why Data Science Needs You

According to the BLS, jobs for computer and information research scientists are expected to grow by 19% through 2026—much faster than average for all occupations.1
Glassdoor’s “50 Best Jobs in America for 2019” has data scientist at the No. 1 spot—for the fourth year running.2

Turn Raw Data Into Valuable Insights

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.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s master’s in data science online program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate emerging technical developments that apply to data science.
  • Analyze current technologies that provide practical solutions to data science problems.
  • Explore the role of supporting technologies for data science in data-driven decision-making.
  • Analyze legal, ethical, professional, and social issue elements within the domain of data science.
  • Differentiate how the techniques and tools of big data predictive analytics can be used to add “business value” in data-driven decision-making in the modern workplace.

Become a Data Scientist

You aspire to make an impact as a data scientist. Walden has the tools and resources to help you get there. From experienced faculty to exceptional student support, you’re never in it alone. Go further with Walden—get started today.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MS in Data Science?

The “No. 1 Job in America” Could Be Yours

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:

  • Data engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data architect
  • Business intelligence manager
  • Director of analytics

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this master’s in data science online degree program.

Enhance Your Earning Potential

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.

2Source: Glassdoor 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019.

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.

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