The DataScience@SMU Experience

The Online Master of Science in Data Science features a unique online learning experience. Students attend live classes delivered online, complete interactive coursework designed by SMU faculty, attend in-person learning experiences and benefit from comprehensive support services. DataScience@SMU offers a new way to earn a top-tier master’s degree without relocating.

Live Classes

Small Classes
Face-to-Face Communication
Dynamic Functionality


Between live sessions, DataScience@SMU students complete self-paced, online coursework.

accessibility to immersive coursework through the online platform or mobile apps.
Coursework includes:

Video Lectures


Case Studies

Guest Speakers

DataScience@SMU classes are designed and taught by faculty from three SMU schools:

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
Lyle School of Engineering
Meadows School of the Arts


DataScience@SMU students participate in a required immersion experience during their program. Located at SMU in Texas, immersions offer students the chance to meet and collaborate in person with the classmates and professors they are working with in weekly classes. At immersions, students learn from SMU faculty members and leadership as well as industry experts.



The DataScience@SMU virtual campus fosters collaboration and connection. Through familiar social networking tools, students build relationships, meet for study groups and work with faculty one-on-one outside of class.


Students create personal profiles to make important connections.


Students meet for small-group study sessions and group projects.


Students meet face-to-face to socialize outside of class.


Students form groups based on interests — both academic and personal.


Applicants to the DataScience@SMU program are offered top-tier support services. Support begins when applicants inquire about the program and continues through graduation and beyond.

Mobile Application


DataScience@SMU is designed to fit seamlessly into the busy lives of working professionals. With our mobile application, aspiring data science professionals can develop a fundamental understanding of important concepts and skills without having to relocate.

With this app, students can:

  • View assignments and the schedule of upcoming live sessions.
  • Post and browse updates from classmates and professors.
  • Access coursework, including all readings, assignments and videos.
  • Take notes directly in the app, which sync back to the web.
  • Upload photos, check in with study groups and much more.

The app also has a Mobile Offline Mode feature that allows students to access course content from anywhere at any time from their iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet. Students can download assignments and projects to their devices and complete them without an Internet connection.

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