12 months
29628 USD/year
29628 USD/year
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Students in the Master of Data Science program at the Illinois Institute of Technology dive deeply into the underlying premises of given problems, learn to reformulate the questions, and determine if the results make sense. They do this by exploring and improving the structure of the available data, creating and evaluating models, and by constructing and testing hypotheses.


They learn how to analyze the data, visualize the results and equally important, how to articulate their discoveries. 

By combining high-level mathematics, statistics, and computer science skills with the ability to communicate results, data scientists make a complicated and dynamic world more comprehensible. 

Illinois Tech’s rigorous Data Science curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and experience to expand your career opportunities. Whether in Chicago with its diverse economy and thriving tech community or across the globe, our data science alumni have bright futures in the data science profession.

Program Overview

At Illinois Institute of Technology, make sense of data using high-level mathematics, statistics, and computer science, and become skilled at communicating your insights and results. Learn to think about real problems, not just apply tools. 

Career Opportunities

Wondering what your prospects are as a data scientist? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Programme Structure

  • Advanced Database Organization
  • Data-Intensive Computing
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Preparation And Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
2.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, although not necessarily in computer science, is required with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • Minimum GRE scores of 304 (quantitative + verbal) and 2.5 (analytic writing) must be submitted.
  • One letter of recommendation is required, but two are preferred.
  • Submittal of a professional statement of objectives.
  • Applicants whose bachelor's degree was earned at an institution where English is not the primary language of instruction must submit TOEFL/PTE/IELTS scores.
  • Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis, but are expected to have basic knowledge of discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability, statistics, relational databases, and some programming such as Matlab, C++, Java, Python, or Ruby.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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