12 months
41442 USD/year
41442 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) students at Northwestern University learn how to utilize relational, document, and graph database systems and analytics software built upon open-source systems such as R, Python, and Go, with TensorFlow and Keras for deep learning. 


The integration of data science and business strategy has created a demand for professionals who can make data-driven decisions that move their organizations forward. 

Students can build the essential analysis and leadership skills needed for careers in today's data-driven world in Northwestern University’s online Master of Science in Data Science program.


  • Articulate analytics as a core strategy of data science
  • Transform data into actionable insights
  • Develop statistically sound and robust analytic solutions
  • Demonstrate leadership

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Math for Data Scientists
  • Applied Statistics with R
  • Database Systems and Data Preparation
  • Practical Machine Learning
  • Decision Analytics
  • Project Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay online with a credit card.
  • Applicants are required to submit a 300 to 550 word statement of purpose outlining how the degree program will help them meet their academic and professional goals. The statement of purpose can be uploaded via the online application.
  • Applicants are required to submit a resume. The resume can be uploaded via the online application.
  • The online application will require that an applicant enter the names and email addresses for two recommenders. 
  • Please list all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts must arrive in our office in the original sealed envelope issued by the institution.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20721 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    41442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20721 USD per semester during 12 months.


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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