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Master of Science in Data Science

online msds degree

Master of Science in Data Science

Master's degree

17 months

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Register by: Aug 16, 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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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Showcase new skills in weeks – not years – as you pursue your degree.

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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

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  


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth for computer and information system manager jobs is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.



Paying for school

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Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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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.

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Accreditation & Faculty

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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*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.