M.S. in Data Science and Analytics


(30 Credit Hours)

The Data Science and Analytics program is designed for individuals who want to become leaders in the rapidly evolving world of data science.

It's an opportunity to secure your future in artificial intelligence, machine learning, business intelligence, national security, genomics, drug informatics, biomedical informatics and so many other fields.

This program is designed to accept students from diverse academic backgrounds (ranging from traditional liberal arts to STEM disciplines). 

Prospective students must be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of statistics, linear algebra, calculus, and computer programming. These prerequisite areas should be covered by coursework from any regionally accredited college or university (a grade of B or higher is preferred). Only for computer programming, even if you have not had a college course in your transcript, you can still demonstrate your proficiency in your Statement of Purpose letter; if you passed any online courses and/or had related work experiences/projects.

Advantages of the Program

  • Participants can complete the master's within 12 months (two semesters and one Summer).
  • A limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GA) are available to help defray enrollment costs. To be considered for the GA positions, your application should be received by the priority deadline.
  • Participants can choose a thesis option or a practicum option; the latter embeds candidates with companies in order for them to learn hands-on outside the classroom.
  • Charleston is home to key companies such as Boeing, Volvo, Booz Allen Hamilton and Mercedes-Benz Vans, which offer unique opportunities for applied research in this field


For the most up-to-date information, visit Treasurer's Office Tuition and Fees.

Application Deadlines

Priority: January 15
Final: July 1


Important Information 

Contact Information

Navid Hashemi
program director