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Master's degree

Master of Science in Data Science

17 months

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Register by: Mar 1, 2023

Analyze, design, and manage data sets and models used to optimize functionality, scalability, and improve business system performance. Learn database design, data processing and warehousing, data queries and interpretation, business intelligence, and statistical methods and how to apply data science strategically to improve business decision making.

  • Information Systems

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Management

  • Strategic Planning

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Science in Data Science.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Science in Data Science, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You'll learn how to:

  • Integrate data from disparate sources while preserving data integrity
  • Evaluate enterprise data for meaningful patterns and trends
  • Develop presentations to explain data and share insights
  • Recommend value-added solutions for business problems using statistically relevant data

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Data Science?

A MSDS can prepare you for:

  • Application Development Director 
  • Computing Services Director
  • Data Processing Manager
  • IS Supervisor, Manager, or Director
  • IT Manager or Director
  • MIS Director
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Research Scientist 
9 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth for Computer and Information Research Scientist jobs is projected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030.


Paying for school

$698 cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.


Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school.  Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week

Accreditation & Faculty

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Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Technology Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.