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Master of Data Science

Enrollment for the Fall 2024 cohort is now open!

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Master of Data Science

University of Pittsburgh

Accredited Master’s Degree

Offered by the University of Pittsburgh

20 months (part-time)

Finish this 30-credit program in 20 months (9-10 hours per week), working at your own pace.

Learn from anywhere

Lecture videos, hands-on projects and live sessions with instructors and peers.

$15,000 Tuition Cost

Pay-as-you-go for the courses you enroll in, one term at a time. (Tuition is updated annually)


Prepare for in-demand jobs in a growing industry

  • Develop your capabilities to perform big data management, apply machine learning techniques, design database modeling, present data visualization, and communicate data insights.

  • Potential careers include: data scientist, data analyst, data coordinator, data engineer, and analysts in sectors such as business, healthcare, supply chain, market research, sales, recruiting, finance, and data governance and compliance.

  • Build a portfolio of projects throughout the program based on real-world examples to share with potential employers.

  • Enjoy access to Pitt career services which include a job opportunity board, resume writing and cover letter support, interview preparation assistance, salary negotiation training, and membership of the Pitt Alumni Association.

  • Learn to lead data-driven initiatives in an ethically responsible way, helping to set the parameters of a rapidly expanding field with massive social impact.

  • Upon completion, you’ll receive a diploma from the University of Pittsburgh to enhance your resume. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether the program was completed online or on campus.

Work at top companies and tech giants
Other graduates from the School of Computing and Information have gone on to work at ALCOA, UPMC, Apple, Naval Nuclear Lab, NSA, IBM Research, Duquesne Light Company, CGI, Fast Enterprises, and Microsoft.
Earn more with a master’s degree
The median annual salary of a data scientist was $103,000 in May 2022.
Join the growing class of data talent
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of 168,900 data scientist jobs will grow by 35% between 2022 and 2032.
Demonstrate your leadership capabilities to prospective employers
Develop skills such as data management, machine learning, data mining, database modeling and data visualization.

Admissions Information

Enrollments for Fall 2024 are now open!

  • Enrollments open: May 5, 2024
  • Enrollments close: August 16, 2024
  • Classes start: August 26, 2024

Gain admission into the degree through your performance in one introductory course. No transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, or exams are required! Details.

Interested in learning more? Watch our informative webinar session for details on program structure, admissions, tuition payment options, and more.