Master of Science in Data Science

Build in-demand expertise for our data-driven world

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Online classes
2–3 years
Average time to completion
Cost per course
Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Uncover stories that become data-informed strategies

Apply computational, analytical, and modeling skills to solve real-world problems in any industry with your Master of Science in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University. Take your career in a direction that’s best for you as an adaptable data scientist equipped to deliver insights that help organizations drive successful decision-making.

Complete our top-ranked fully online engineering graduate degrees in just 10 courses.

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Delivered with real-world relevance

I appreciated that the program is rigorous and teaches current techniques. I always felt my coursework was relevant, and my professors were very knowledgeable and helpful.

–Rachel ‘19, Data Science

For statistical storytellers

You will find success in this program by having a passion for solving problems and a desire to continuously improve skills. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Develop confidence and leadership to advance into specialized careers.
  • Apply curiosity, communication, and other non-technical skills to effectively work on diverse teams.
  • Enroll in a flexible, online program designed for working professionals.

Combine concepts, knowledge, and skills

Select courses that fit your areas of interest to expand your knowledge in areas like machine learning, data visualization, game theory, and large-scale data systems. Our program will prepare you to:

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Study with senior-level engineers and data scientists

Collaborate with industry professionals in practical and applied scenarios that you will encounter in your future as a data scientist. Join an engineering community that includes:

  • Expert faculty with real-world experience you can connect to your studies.
  • Peers who are equally motivated to enhance their education and profession.
  • An expansive network connecting you to powerful partnerships and new opportunities.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Data Science, you must complete 10 courses—seven required courses and three electives—often finished within 2-3 years.

Foundation and Core Courses
  • Algorithms for Data Science
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Optimization or Computational Statistics
  • Principles of Database Systems or Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Statistical Methods and Data Analysis
  • Statistical Models and Regression

Select Elective Courses
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Game Theory
  • Introductory Stochastic Differential Equations with Applications
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Matrix Theory
  • Neural Networks
  • Queuing Theory with Applications to Computer Science
  • Theory of Probability

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Excellence as a competitive edge

From developing visionary leaders, pioneering innovative research, and creating meaningful impact, you’ll find that the JHU advantage goes well beyond rankings and recognition.

In-demand and personalized

Chart the best path to achieve your unique goals with modern, relevant courses in your chosen format.

Dedicated career planning

The Johns Hopkins University Life Design Lab includes a dedicated career advisor, career fairs, and employer networking.

Access for success

Exclusive JHU resources will support your path to earn your master’s degree and career success.

Everything we do is focused on you

As a data sciencist, you want to create a better future by improving everything you see. Our vision is to provide you a rich educational experience that makes that possible.

On your terms, on your time

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers exceptional online programs that are custom-designed to fit your schedule as a practicing engineer or scientist. You will have access to the full range of JHU services and resources—all online.

Opening the door to ambition

We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, innovative, and relevant education experiences for working adults. Our admissions counselors are standing by to help you navigate your next steps, from application and financial assistance, to enrolling in the program that best fits your goals. Applications are accepted year-round—with no GRE required.

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Opportunity afforded

78% of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs