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University of Minnesota

Minneapolis , Minnesota ,United States

Master's of Science in Data Science

The Master's of Science in Data Science program is a regular, two-year (31 credits) master's program integrates a strong foundation in big data and analysis.

Students will learn state-of-the-art methods for working with big data, be exposed to cutting-edge methods and theory for forming the basis for next generation big data technology, and will complete a project demonstrating their usage of fundamental concepts of data science.

Students take multiple courses in each of the three focus areas (statistics, algorithmics, and infrastructure and large scale computing) plus electives.

All students have the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a faculty member, culminating with the capstone project and poster at the annual Data Science Poster Fair.

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Scores for Admission
Total Score: 6.5
Writing Subscore: 6.5
Reading Subscore: 6.5

Secondary School Education
If you completed secondary school in the U.S. or in a country on  this list,* then you satisfy the basic English language proficiency requirements.

Post-secondary Education
You satisfy the English proficiency requirement if you completed post-secondary coursework in the U.S. or a country on this list,* and:

the coursework consisted of  least 16 semester credits, or 24 quarter credits, and
ESL coursework was not part of the qualifying number of credits, and
the coursework was completed within the past 2 years, and
the coursework was completed while living in the U.S. or in a country on this list*
* Not all countries where English is an official language or is widely spoken are included on the English proficiency exemption list. The English Language Requirement is set by a University-wide ESL Policy committee which includes representatives from: Undergraduate Admissions Office, Graduate Admissions Office, Minnesota English Language Program (MELP), International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), and the UMD Graduate School.

Minimum Scores for Admission
Total Score: 79
Writing Subscore: 21
Reading Subscore: 19

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 72560 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 14000 USD
    Application Fee: 55 USD
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