Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Data Science

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Why Choose Data Science?

The Master of Science in Data Science program allows you to develop knowledge and skills across the disciplines of computer science and statistics. You will understand the theory and design of statistical methods and models, as well as computing systems and algorithms, empowering them with the ability to make informed decisions in their exploration and testing of data. You will also devise methods, systems, and architectures for information discovery and have the foundations to learn and understand state-of-the-art developments in this rapidly evolving field.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Science in Data Science program information, outcomes, and requirements in the Academic Catalog.



You must have a Bachelor of Science or Arts in any degree from a regionally accredited academic institution. Your transcripts must convey a 3.0 GPA average across two semesters of calculus-based mathematics courses, one semester of programming, one semester of statistics at any level, and one semester in applied linear algebra. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is also required for regular graduate status.

You may be admitted conditionally if you have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above or are lacking two semesters of calculus-based mathematics, one semester of programming, one semester of statistics, or one semester of applied linear algebra. You may also replace missing prerequisite courses or demonstrate competency in the face of a low GPA with a verified certificate of completion in calculus, programming, statistics, linear algebra, or foundations of data science from a massively open online course hosted by Coursera, EdX, or Udacity. Students conditionally admitted by lack of background courses will be required to complete some additional coursework beyond the requirements of the MSDS degree program.

Application Deadlines

International applicants applying from outside the United States are advised to apply at least one month before the final deadline.

All application documents must be uploaded to the application portal by the final deadline below for consideration. This includes unofficial transcripts, English language proficiency test scores, and any other documents required for your desired program. Applications received after the final deadline may not be considered for admission for the desired term.

Application Deadlines and Decision Dates

  • Fall Semester: March 1
  • Spring Semester: October 10

How to Apply

You should apply for admission through Wright State's College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies.

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