M.Sc. On Campus

Data Science

Michigan State University

12 months
28900 USD/year
28900 USD/year
14710 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science degree in Data Science from Michigan State University is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary blend of statistics, computer science, and computational science and mathematics which provides the necessary training to assimilate, process, analyze, and interpret data from diverse sources.


Statistics, as a discipline, drives data science, and provides systematic ways for scholars from all fields to collect, summarize, model, and interpreting the data, basing their decisions on these analyses and their associated computational methods. Probability theory is a branch of mathematics used to develop and analyze various aspects of statistical models guided by practical aspects of computation and scientific interpretability.

Career prospects:

At the Data Science programme from Michigan State University in the past 20 years, statistics and probability enabled great strides to be made in the physical, biological, social, and agricultural sciences, and in engineering and business. Statistics and probability are also areas of theoretical and basic methodological research, as self-standing intellectual endeavors which are part of the mathematical and computational sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Computational Optimization
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Mathematical Statistics for Data Scientists
  • Applied Statistical Modeling for Data Scientists

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a four-year bachelor’s degree in a relevant quantitative discipline.
  • Demonstrate sufficient quantitative preparation through work  or other relevant experiences.
  • Completion of a 3-credit capstone course involving an applied, industrial, or governmental data science project. Students may complete this requirement by enrollment in Computer Science and Engineering 890, Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering 890, or Statistics and Probability 890. The student’s topic area must be approved by the student’s guidance committee.
  • Completion of a final examination or evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28900 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28900 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14710 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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