What You'll Learn
Through the master’s degree program in data science you:
- Develop an in-depth understanding of data science methods in predictive modeling, data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data visualization, and big data.
- Build the skills to explore, analyze, manage, and visualize large data sets using the latest technologies.
- Apply data science and analytical methods to address data-rich problems from a variety of fields, think critically about data, and drive decision making.
- Develop the skills for quantitative thought leadership, including the ethical and legal dimensions of data analytics, as well as effective communication and collaboration.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Data Science.
Along with a cohort of diverse peers, you’ll gain hands-on experience conducting interdisciplinary data science research.
Courses Taken Each Semester
Working Full Time
Would Recommend the Program
Professional Experience in the Field
Pursued For Career Advancement
Admission and Getting Started
Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following two courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.
- 1 Advanced Python for Data Science
- 1 Data Modeling or Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2020–21 rate)||$2,900 per course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,000|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.