Master of Science in Data Science – Credit for Prior Learning Benefit and Application Information
If you’ve completed any data science boot camps, you could be eligible to receive credit towards an online Master of Science in Data Science from SMU.
Applicants are eligible to receive up to 6 credit hours – potentially saving you more than $10,000 in tuition – for prior boot camp courses if admitted into our online graduate program.
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 you will be prepared to make strategic decisions for your organization and stand out as a leader in your field.
Learn more about the online MS in Data Science program and our admissions team will reach out to see if your boot camp credit can be counted towards our degree.
SMU Data Science Boot Camp
For those who have already completed their online SMU Data Science Boot Camp, 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.
See below for special instructions on how to apply to ensure your SMU Data Science Boot Camp credit can be applied to your degree.
Note: These instructions are for SMU Data Science Boot Camp graduates only. For those with boot camp credit outside of SMU, please reach out to admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our admissions team will help you complete your application and determine whether or not your bootcamp credit will qualify.
How to Apply
Step 1: See if You Meet the Eligibility Criteria
All SMU Data Science Boot Camp graduates in good standing are eligible to be considered for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for one or both of the following courses:
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.