Master of Science in Data Science – Credit for Prior Learning Benefit and Application Information for SMU Boot Camp Alumni
You’ve already completed our online SMU Data Science Boot Camp. Now, you have the opportunity to keep the momentum going and leverage your boot camp experience to pursue your Master of Science in Data Science online with SMU.
As an alum of the boot camp, you are eligible to receive up to 6 credit hours – potentially saving you more than $10,000 in tuition – if admitted into our online graduate program. Pending Board of Trustees final approval in December 2021.
The online MS in Data Science program offers current and aspiring data science professionals the advanced skills needed to manage, analyze, mine and understand complex data. Through a blend of interactive coursework, collaborative group activities and online face-to-face classes – delivered on the same virtual platform as the boot camp – you will be prepared to make strategic decisions for your organization and stand out as a leader in your field.
Upon complete submission of your application, a standing committee – comprising three data science faculty – will evaluate your portfolio. Portfolios petitioning for 3 credits receive all or no credits. Portfolios petitioning for 6 credits receive all, half or no credits. You will receive your results via a formal letter by the evaluation committee.
We are waiving the statement of purpose requirement and $75 application fee for our boot camp alumni.
Expand Your Expertise With a Master’s in Data Science
Leverage your boot camp learnings and take the next step in your data science career with DataScience@SMU.