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Master of Science in Data Science

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Master of Science in Data Science

Ball State University

Accredited degree

Offered by Ball State University

No application required

Degree admission is entirely performance-based

$489 per credit

Benefit from affordable tuition and flexible payment options

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

Equip yourself for a career in data science–no prior experience required

This master’s degree from Ball State University is making a career in the growing field of data science more attainable for all kinds of learners. It’s a program that could be right for you whether you have an educational background in data science and programming or not. You’ll start by taking courses in data science foundations, data structures, and programming so that you have the foundational knowledge you need to succeed in your studies. On top of that, you’ll learn applicable skills in innovative areas such as data wrangling, visualization, analytics, statistical methods, and machine learning. And, you can apply the skills you learn the very next day in your current workplace.

You can gain acceptance into the program regardless of your educational background or professional experience. Complete three courses with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and you will earn admission into the degree program.

What’s in this degree program?

No data science background needed; foundational courses in computer science and programming provided.
33-credit master’s degree with 15 core credits and 18 elective credits to tailor your learning experience.
Hands-on, applied knowledge through practical learning experiences and access to modern tech.
Focused support from a dedicated Student Success Specialist.
Career services include an online resume builder, career coaching, and access to a global alumni network.
Offered by Ball State University, recognized for high-quality online education and faculty engagement.

Admissions Information

Enrollment is now open for Fall 2024!

  • Classes begin: Aug 19, 2024
  • Enrollment closes: Aug 25, 2024

Upcoming webinar

  • Join us August 7 at 12 PM ET to learn about the unique, flexible performance-based admissions and prior learning credit (PLC) program. Register here.

Enrollment is now open!

Start your Master's degree by enrolling today. If you're not ready, request more information.

Enroll today

Accredited degree

Offered by Ball State University

No application required

Degree admission is entirely performance-based

$489 per credit

Benefit from affordable tuition and flexible payment options

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

Accredited degree

Offered by Ball State University

No application required

Degree admission is entirely performance-based

Equip yourself for a career in data science–no prior experience required

This master’s degree from Ball State University is making a career in the growing field of data science more attainable for all kinds of learners. It’s a program that could be right for you whether you have an educational background in data science and programming or not. You’ll start by taking courses in data science foundations, data structures, and programming so that you have the foundational knowledge you need to succeed in your studies. On top of that, you’ll learn applicable skills in innovative areas such as data wrangling, visualization, analytics, statistical methods, and machine learning. And, you can apply the skills you learn the very next day in your current workplace.

You can gain acceptance into the program regardless of your educational background or professional experience. Complete three courses with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and you will earn admission into the degree program.

What’s in this degree program?

No data science background needed; foundational courses in computer science and programming provided.
33-credit master’s degree with 15 core credits and 18 elective credits to tailor your learning experience.
Hands-on, applied knowledge through practical learning experiences and access to modern tech.
Focused support from a dedicated Student Success Specialist.
Career services include an online resume builder, career coaching, and access to a global alumni network.
Offered by Ball State University, recognized for high-quality online education and faculty engagement.

Admissions Information

Enrollment is now open for Fall 2024!

  • Classes begin: Aug 19, 2024
  • Enrollment closes: Aug 25, 2024

Upcoming webinar

  • Join us August 7 at 12 PM ET to learn about the unique, flexible performance-based admissions and prior learning credit (PLC) program. Register here.
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No application required―start your data science degree today

You can gain acceptance into Ball State’s Master of Science in Data Science through performance-based admissions. No entrance exams, application fee, or transcripts are required. You will complete three 3-credit courses, and if you earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better, then you will be fully admitted into the program.

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  • Less than $17,000 USD tuition total Competitively priced with the needs of the working adult learner in mind.
  • Pay-as-you-go tuition Tailor your educational journey with flexible payment options by paying per credit.
  • Financial aid opportunities Ball State encourages you to seek tuition reimbursement through your employer.

You can earn degree credit

When you complete these programs, you can earn degree credit if you are admitted and enroll in the degree program.¹

¹Each university determines the number of pre-approved prior learning credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.

Frequently asked questions

You’ll earn a reputable Ball State degree whether you’re taking classes in a physical or online classroom. Ball State’s online degrees carry the same weight as those earned on campus. Your diploma will not indicate whether you earned your degree online or on its Indiana campus.

Yes, Ball State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more.

You can try one of our pathway courses for one week and still get a full refund.  To be eligible for the refund, you will need to drop the course within 7 calendar days of the course start date. You will want to pay close attention to that deadline when you register.  It’s a great way to see if you are ready for the excitement and rigor of a master’s in data science.