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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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Hands-on experience and real world projects
Designed for working professionals by industry experts
in the nation for social and economic impact, Times Higher Education
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.
- MD & Regional Resident: $698 per credit
- Non-Resident: $1,171 per credit
- MD & Regional Resident: $696.84 per credit
- Non-Resident: $1,169.84 per credit
UMBC Main Campus,
UMBC Shady Grove,
Time To Complete
2-3 years (Master’s part-time)
December 1 – Spring Deadline
August 1 – Fall Deadline
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