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Data Science Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition

    $2,900

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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

  • 75%

    Working Full Time

  • 100%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 50%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    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.