Earn Your Data Science Master’s Online from SMU

Stand out in Today’s Competitive Landscape

The online Master of Science in Data Science program from Southern Methodist University, DataScience@SMU, is designed for current and aspiring data science professionals. You will gain the advanced skills needed to manage, analyze, mine and understand complex data – without having to relocate.

Complete in
as Few as 20 Months


Two Areas of

Prepare for a Career in Data Science

Find Flexibility Online With SMU

DataScience@SMU is designed for working professionals. You’ll find the flexibility to maintain your current responsibilities while earning your degree in two years or less.

As a student in the program, you’ll become a member of the SMU community, granting you access to resources and faculty committed to your success.

Our faculty members and lecturers are dedicated educators and innovative leaders in their fields. Through a combination of interactive coursework, collaborative group activities and online face-to-face classes, you’ll gain the knowledge to excel in many technical, analytical and data-driven industries.

A Skills-Based Curriculum 

A 360° Approach to Data Science

DataScience@SMU classes and coursework evolve with the real world, ensuring students have the strategy and insight to apply skills to current data problems and scenarios.

The curriculum layers the technical with the practical, so you can approach data science challenges from all angles. Students will focus on statistics while building data and visualization skills, and put their knowledge into practice with case studies and workshops.

You will also have an opportunity to specialize in one of two areas:

Machine Learning:
Build algorithms that automate and strengthen processes.

Business Analytics:
Use data to inform strategic decision-making.

A Degree that Opens Doors

A degree in computer science can put you on a rewarding career path. Data scientist has been ranked among the top three best jobs in America for four consecutive years.1

The average salary for the role was $126,830 in 2020.2

DataScience@SMU graduates are equipped with the skills to succeed in a variety of industries. Once you graduate, you may consider pursuing a career in one the following areas:

  • Aerospace/Aviation/Automotive
  • Computer Software
  • Education/Academia
  • Engineering/Architecture
  • Finance/Banking/Insurance
  • Government/Military
  • Health Care/Medical
  • Media/Printing/Publishing
  • Retail/E-commerce/Wholesale
  • Telecommunications

Whether you’re looking to advance in your current career or explore a new industry, DataScience@SMU offers a variety of personalized support services to ensure that you have the resources to reach your goals.


SMU considers all applications holistically. Our admission decision will be based on our assessment of your ability to succeed in the program and considers your undergraduate grades, test scores and work experience.

In order to be considered for the Master of Science in Data Science program, you must have a bachelor’s degree and meet our additional admissions requirements.

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