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Get where you need to go with UMBC’s flexible, affordable, top-ranked graduate data science program. 

UMBC’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Science program prepares students from many disciplinary backgrounds for highly sought after careers in data science.

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Program Overview

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Science program prepares students with the technical and management skills that they need to succeed in the workplace. In the core courses, students will get a fundamental understanding of data science through classes that highlight machine learning, data analysis and data management. Beyond the core courses, students will choose pathways in collaboration with academic departments across the university. Through these pathways, students will be able focus on their own field or area of expertise.

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30 credits

Main Campus

Shady Grove


UMBC Main Campus,
Catonsville, MD

UMBC Shady Grove,
Rockville, MD

Time To Complete

2-3 years (Master’s part-time)

Application Deadlines

December 1 – Spring Deadline

August 1 – Fall Deadline

UMBC Overview

Welcome to our community of inquiring minds! UMBC is a dynamic public research university that redefines excellence in higher education. We offer an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds — and we look forward to you being a part of it.

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