Master's in Applied Data Science

Make data-driven decisions

There is a growing need in business, nonprofits, and education for employees who understand data, can analyze it, communicate it and use it as the basis for data-driven decisions.

Our nationally ranked Master's in Applied Data Science Degree Program provides:

  • Small class settings, led by an extraordinary team of faculty who teach and mentor students throughout the program
  • Hands-on application using essential programming languages such as Python, SAS, R, and SQL
  • A project-based curriculum teaching students to solve real-world business challenges, using both "small" and "big" data and cutting-edge practices in statistical modeling, machine learning, and data mining 
  • A project-oriented capstone that will harness the skills gained throughout the program 
  • Bay Path's Applied Data Science Master’s program offers flexibility for working professionals with convenient one and two-year schedules that begin in the fall and spring

Bay Path University will provide you with a career path in data science, regardless of your background and experience. We were one of the first institutions to develop two tracks to complete the Master of Science (MS) in Applied Data Science degree.  Which track is the right one for you?

  • Generalist  - This track prepares our students to be well-rounded and skillful data scientists and data analysts, regardless of their background.

  • Specialist - This track prepares students to take on more data-centric roles on a data science team, such as data modeler, data mining engineer, or data warehouse architect.

Please note that this program is 100% online and Bay Path University will be unable to issue an I-20 to international students.

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Master's (MS) in Applied Data Science Online Degree Program Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start the Master's in Applied Data Science Online Degree Program?
Classes start twice per year.

Can I complete the Online Master's in Applied Data Science Degree while working full-time?
The majority of our students are working full-time and are able to manage their academic coursework with their outside commitments. 

How many courses and credits will I need to complete?
Master's in Applied Data Science Online degree program is a 10-course, 30-credit program offered completely online. .

Is the Master's in Applied Data Science degree program offered online?
Yes, the course schedule is 100% online. Students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic, and interactive online community. 

Can I become a data scientist with little or no math background?
It is possible to be a functional data scientist without being a mathematical wizard. Our Applied Data Science Master's program will teach you the necessary statistics skills needed to perform machine learning.

How much is tuition for the Online Master's in Applied Data Science Degree?
The cost per credit for the Master's in Applied Data Science Online Degree is $880 per credit.

Can I get help paying for my Online Master's in Applied Data Science Degree ?
Yes, financial aid is available.

Do you accept transfer credits?
Graduate credits can be transferred into most programs. 

Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?
No. The GMAT and GRE are not required. 

Will I have access to learning resources?
Yes. Students have access to mentoring, tutoring, library resources, academic resources, and career services.

The Bay Path University Advantage in Education

Our Real World Curricula

Our faculty draws from years of experience in the field as both academic experts and practitioners.  Students learn  the most recent developments in the field, and the programming languages and data skills which businesses are looking for. 

Highly Ranked Nationally

Fortune Education ranked Bay Path's Master's in Applied Data Science 3rd in its survey of Best Online Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2023.

A Great ROI

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, median pay for a data scientist in 2021 was $100,910, and employment of data scientists is projected to grow 36 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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See what our students say about the program

This program will help with my ultimate career goal of becoming a data scientist."
-Kristen Rezac G'19

 "In order to accomplish my career advancement I need to enhance my basic tool knowledge (SQL,R,Python), gain more confidence and skill in statistical approaches, and strengthen my way of handling data both visually and mentally."

"This program increased my knowledge of data science concepts. I didn't have any experience with Python, R or SAS before starting the program. Now, I’m quite proficient." - Olaleye Ajibola, G'20

"I chose this program at Bay Path because it met all of my criteria: completely online, reasonably priced, the ability to interact with other students and faculty, experienced and diverse faculty, and a well-rounded and complete curriculum." 

The Bay Path Advantage

A Cutting Edge Curriculum

Our faculty draws from years of experience in the field and uses real world examples to teach an innovative and up to date curriculum

Accreditation and Rankings

Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Flexible and Affordable

As a non-profit university, Bay Path offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the North East.  And as one of the first universities to pioneer online learning, we make sure you can study when it works for you.

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