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Online Master of Data Science

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Data Science Expertise for the Future

Generous transfer credit policy

Hands-on experience with real data

Curriculum centered on faith and flourishing

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  • Duration 12-24 months
  • Cost per Credit $673
  • Credit Hours 35

Program Benefits

  • Full-time and part-time options
  • Affordable and competitive tuition
  • No application fee
  • Quality, faith-focused education
  • Next start date: Fall 2024

Data Science Towards Flourishing

Prepare for your next step as a professional with a faith-focused curriculum designed to promote flourishing people, organizations, communities, and a flourishing planet. You’ll learn from data science experts as you build competitive skills for gathering, analyzing, and communicating with data in human contexts.

As a graduate, you’ll have the expertise for long-term success in data science and the strength to pursue your purpose as a leader. Are you ready for what’s next?

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Increasing Career Opportunities for Data Science Experts

With the online Master of Data Science degree, you’ll stand out to employers in a lucrative, fast-growing field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for data scientists in 2021 was $100,910.1 Take the next step towards advancing your career, increase your salary potential, and become equipped to serve.

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Faith-Focused Learning for Long-Term Success

Interactive online classroom

Personalized attention from educators

The online Master of Data Science program requires the completion of fourteen courses for a total of 35 credits. You can complete your degree as a full-time student in as little as one year, or as a part-time student working at your own pace.

Course Highlights:

  • DATA 510 – Ethics for Data Science
  • DATA 675 – Introduction to Deep Learning
  • DATA 545 – Applied Regression
  • DATA 562 – Systems Engineering for Data Science
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Take the Next Step and Apply Today

No GRE or GMAT required

No application fee

The first step in achieving your professional goals is applying for the right degree program. Get started by submitting your application to the online Master of Data Science program today.

Admission requirements include:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Two letters of recommendation
A personal statement detailing your professional goals
Prerequisites may be required, some of which may be completed after starting the program
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Achieve Your Goals with an Affordable Degree

$673 per credit

$23,555 total tuition

By choosing Calvin University’s online Master of Data Science degree, you’re investing in a lifetime of career success. Financial aid options are available to those who qualify.

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What You’ll Learn

As you complete your Master of Data Science degree with Calvin University, you’ll learn directly from professionals who have experience in their fields of study. You’ll explore the fundamental building blocks of data science, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the algorithms you work with. With Calvin’s personalized approach to education, you’ll be prepared for continuous professional learning beyond graduation.

Program Outcomes

After completing the online Master of Data Science program, you’ll be able to:

  • Write descriptions of data processes and systems that are intelligible to all stakeholders, faithful to technical details, and mindful of a broader context.
  • Design data collection, analysis, reporting, and interactive systems that promote flourishing people and communities.
  • Modify data processing procedures to include technical safeguards against harmful use.
  • Revise project requirements to serve a wider range of people.

Faculty Spotlight:

Dr. Kenneth Arnold

Dr. Kenneth Arnold, Assistant Professor

Ken Arnold is interested in research and teaching at the intersection of data science, people, and Christian faith. His research includes applying today’s large AI language models to help writers without putting words in their mouth the way predictive text does. He teaches data science, computer science, and machine learning.

  • B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2007
  • S.M. in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab, 2010
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Harvard University, 2020

Learn Data Science from the Professionals

Calvin University’s faculty members are all experienced in their fields of study. Every online data science course is guided by expertise you can trust.

  • Faculty members are active practitioners connected to the industry and where it’s going
  • Real-world experience incorporated into each course
  • Personalized attention is provided to every student
  • Support from educators throughout the program

Online Learning That Fits Into Your Life

The program engages all areas of life. At Calvin, we believe that learning comes from doing, and we maintain our commitment to practical, hands-on application and experience for online students.

Embrace the flexibility of an online program coupled with individualized instruction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 1-855-474-8346.

You’ll need a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply to the program. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Tuition is $673 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 35 credits for a total tuition of $23,555. You can review all tuition costs here.

The program can be completed in 12 -24 months.

The online MDS program does not offer any specializations. However, you may customize your education by choosing elective courses based on your professional interests. You can learn more about coursework for this program here.

The MDS program is only available online. This allows you to study in the times and locations that are best for you throughout your entire program without a requirement of ever coming to campus.

Calvin University’s online programs are designed to equip students to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal. Christian values are expressed through the curriculum of each online degree program.

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