Master of Science in Data Science Online From Southern Methodist University

DataScience@SMU is an online Master of Science in Data Science program designed for current and aspiring data science professionals looking to gain the advanced skills needed to manage, analyze, mine and understand complex data to make strategic decisions in a variety of industries.

GRE Waiver for Qualified Professionals.

A Skills-Based Curriculum

DataScience@SMU’s classes and coursework focus on statistics while building and expanding upon computer science and data visualization skills. As students progress in the program, they master more advanced concepts and have the opportunity to choose a specialization with a customized curriculum that closely aligns with their goals.


Machine Learning Specialization

Master the machine learning techniques needed to build self-optimizing systems and provide solutions to problems or improve processes in any organization. Learn more about the machine learning specialization.

Business Analytics Specialization

Master the analytical tools required to synthesize qualitative data and effectively communicate results to key stakeholders to inform strategic decision-making. Learn more about the business analytics specialization.

An Engaging Online Learning Experience

DataScience@SMU gives you the ability to earn your degree and advance your career without relocating. As a student in the program, you are a full member of the SMU community with access to high-quality curriculum, faculty and resources.

  • Long-lasting Connections: Develop relationships with industry professionals, faculty and peers while working on group projects, networking at in-person immersions and engaging in discussion during live classes.
  • Online Campus: Stay connected through our virtual campus. Easily access your coursework from any Internet-enabled device and attend live, weekly classes. With a small student-to-faculty ratio, each class fosters rich, engaging discussions.
  • Student Support: Receive dedicated student support with tutoring, refresher courses, and academic and career services to ensure your personal and professional goals are met.