12 months
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
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On-site or online, the Master of Science (MS) in Applied Data Science program from Clarkson University provides you with the skills to be an effective data professional in a rapidly growing field.


Upon completion, you will be able to identify, acquire, manage, present, analyze and interpret large amounts of data in a variety of organizational settings. You'll learn how to turn big data into smart data, improve operations efficiency, and understand the factors that turn consumers into customers.

The data science program offers close faculty and student interaction, with core courses ensuring that you acquire key critical skills from industry experts. In addition, the program offers a range of elective courses in various areas of data science from which you can build additional levels of proficiency and expertise while rounding out your education.

Learning Experience

The Applied Data Science program from Clarkson University is offered both online and on-site for maximum flexibility. Take courses as a residential student in a traditional, on-site classroom setting at our main campus in Potsdam, NY.  Or, keep working and earn your degree online with classes available anywhere! Online class delivery is a mix of both synchronous (students attend class online together at the same time) and asychronous (attend that week's class on your own schedule).

Online or on-site, your courses are taught by the same professors. They give you personal attention to help you learn as an individual and to prepare you for success in today’s intensely competitive market.

Careers in Data Science


Demand for data science and analytics professionals in the U.S. is quickly outgrowing the supply of such talent. 

Data Scientists

While data scientists work within large data sets, the end result is more focused on technical skills, creating tools, systems and frameworks to help address theoretical situations and problems on a larger scale. Data scientists have an extensive background in statistics, computational methods and programming, enabling them to determine what approach is most appropriate for a given data set and analytical goal.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Database Modeling, Design and Implementation
  • Probability and Statistics for Analytics
  • Data Warehousing
  • Information Visualization
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application Form.
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • GRE Test Scores.
  • For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Potsdam

892 - 1945 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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