Master Online

Data Science (Online)

20 months
1667 USD/credit 31006 USD/year
1667 USD/credit 31006 USD/year
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With a master’s degree in Data Science (Online) at Rice University, you can break into one of the world’s fastest growing fields. 


As the demand for data scientists increases, an advanced Data Science (Online) degree from Rice University opens doors to every sector undergoing digital transformation, including tech, energy, healthcare, professional services and more.


  • Same online and in-person degrees
  • A rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum taught by world-class faculty who care about you
  • A stronger resume and more employment options upon completion of the program
  • Customizable, specialized degrees with expected completion for part-time students in 20 months
  • Access to the Data to Knowledge Lab and real-world big data challenges
  • Best-in-class online teaching platform

Programme Structure

  • Rice's online Master of Data Science program is designed to support the needs of working professionals who want to apply data science knowledge, theory and techniques to solve difficult, real-world problems, beginning with raw and dirty data and ending with actionable insights. 
  • Discover the difference between Rice University’s online data science masters and other comparable programs.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH



Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Recommendations should be requested from at least 3 individuals. 
  • Transcripts and Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application. 
  • Have your GRE scores sent directly to Rice University using code: 6609 (GRE subject tests are not required). 
  • A Statement of Purpose is required for all applicants. 
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores are required for any applicants who are foreign nationals or whose native language is not English. 
  • A current CV or resume is required to be submitted with your application.
  • You're ready for admission! Make sure to include your application fee of $85.00 upon submission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1667 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • National

    31006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1667 USD per credit during 20 months.


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