M.Sc. On Campus

Data Science

University of Colorado at Boulder

24 months
34180 USD/year
34180 USD/year
14708 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The on-campus Master of Science in Data Science program at the University of Colorado at Boulder focuses on developing knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary and collaborative data science competencies including statistical analysis, data structures and algorithms, data mining, machine learning, big data architecture and data visualization.


Key facts:

  • Data Science is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on the extraction of knowledge and insight from large datasets. Data scientists are tasked with using a range of skills in applied mathematics, statistics and computer science, and in domain applications such as information science, geography, business, media and the humanities.
  • The MS-DS at the University of Colorado at Boulder provides learners with a strong foundation in acquiring, cleaning and managing data. Learners will learn to analyze large datasets using data mining and machine learning techniques. Students will also design, conduct and run statistical experiments and models; draw rational conclusions from data using probability theory and statistics; and more.
  • Graduates of the MS-DS program will be well-prepared to apply data science skills to a specific domain area. Graduates will also be able to clearly communicate the results of data science analysis to a non-technical audience; structure effective meetings and projects using collaboration skills; and act ethically in the role of professional data scientist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Datacenter Scale Computing - Methods, Systems and Techniques
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Network Analysis and Modeling
  • Design and Analysis of AlgorithmsHigh-Performance Scientific Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed graduate admission application and application fee.
  • A copy of undergraduate transcripts and, if applicable, any graduate transcripts.
  • A statement of purpose that includes the area the applicant wishes to specialize in.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    34180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14708 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


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