Data Science Institute

Master’s Degree

The Master’s Program in Data Science (Master of Science, Sc.M.) prepares students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds for distinctive careers in data science.

About the Program

The program is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the methods and algorithms of data science, to be achieved through a study of relevant topics in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, including database engineering, visualization, machine learning, and deep learning. The program also provides experience in important, frontline data-science problems in a variety of fields, and introduces students to ethical and societal considerations surrounding data science and its applications.

  • Current Brown Ph.D. students interested in applying for a doctoral certificate, see the doctoral certificate page.
  • If you are interested in completing the Sc.M. degree as a Brown Ph.D. student, you may apply to the Open Graduate program. 
  • Brown undergraduates may apply to this program as a 5th-Year Master's Degree.

Please read through these pages, including the FAQs, for more information, and contact us if you still have questions. We recommend email as the best way to receive a response to questions.

Additional Information

Information about applying to the Data Science Master's Program.
The curriculum for the Data Science Master's Program consists of nine credits: eight required courses, one of which is the experiential project course, and one elective.
Application and eligibility questions and information about the Data Science Master's Program.

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