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Now accepting spring 2025 applications.

100% Online MS in Data Science

Expand your expertise and fulfill your potential.

100% Online MS in Data Science

Expand your expertise and fulfill your potential.


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Solve the World’s Toughest Problems through Data

The Tufts online Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program prepares you for an in-demand career in data analysis and data-centric problem-solving—or further study in the data science field. Students can complete the online data science master’s in less than two years.*

*Subject to taking the required number of credits.

The MS in Data Science program is delivered 100 percent online and does not require campus visits. Throughout the program, you’ll use your mathematical aptitude to develop your understanding, knowledge, and skills within the following areas of data science:

  • Probabilistic systems analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Data mining
  • Big data
  • Data infrastructure
  • Data analysis

Key Dates & Deadlines

Take a look at upcoming application deadlines for the Online MS in Data Science:

Spring 2025
Priority Submit Deadline
September 9, 2024
Early Action Deadline
September 30, 2024
Early Decision Deadline
October 21, 2024
Final Submit Deadline
November 11, 2024

Big Data = Big Opportunity

Careers among data scientist occupations are expected to grow 35 percent over the next decade, with a six-figure median salary.* You don’t need an MSDS to recognize that kind of opportunity, but you likely need one to fully capitalize on it.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023.

Careers for online data science master graduates may include:

  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Database architect
  • Statistician
  • Data and analytics manager

School of Engineering alumni
have gone on to positions at:

  • Amazon
  • Axon Enterprise
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Wayfair
Kyongbum Lee, Tufts School of Engineering Dean ad interim

“Multiple perspectives and talents have always been critical to innovation, but now more than ever, we are working hard to make sure the message comes through loud and clear: engineering is open to everyone with a passion for problem-solving.”

Kyongbum Lee

School of Engineering Dean and Karol Family Professor

Community of Diversity & Inclusion

Tufts takes pride in being a leading institution for diversity and inclusion for more than five decades. The MSDS program and Tufts School of Engineering celebrate this spirit of inclusion. As of 2020, more than 17 percent of Tufts School of Engineering graduate students are students of color, 34 percent of students are women, and nearly 30 percent of tenure-track and teaching faculty are women.

An instructor for the data science master program looking at a computer monitor with a student.

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