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Data Science Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2021–22

  • Average Course Tuition

    $2,980

  • Total Courses

    12

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The data landscape is rapidly changing and transforming nearly every discipline.

In the data science degree program, you will develop the skills necessary to analyze, discover, and innovate in a data-rich world.

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.

  • 33

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 83%

    Work Full Time

  • 100%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 50%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued For Career Advancement

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

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 (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,760

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.

Learning & Connection

Deep learning springs from human connection. That’s why we work so hard to bring people together — whether in a live virtual classroom or an in-person seminar on campus.

Our approach to online learning fosters interaction without sacrificing flexibility. Each week, you’ll engage with your instructor, participate in peer discussions, and receive one-on-one support from teaching staff—all from your home or office.

Online Learning at Harvard Extension School
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