Master of Science in Data Science

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Master of Science in Data Science
Duration18 Months
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Science in Data Science program prepares graduate students for a professional career in the field of big data
  • Students will be equipped with fundamental knowledge and skills in data science and analytics, including:
    • machine learning,
    • modeling and quantitative analysis of massive datasets,
    • application of such technologies in strategic decisions,
    • critical skills for collecting and managing massive datasets, and
    • implementation of efficient solutions to real-world big data problems using the most appropriate algorithmic techniques and software development tools available
  • The program includes a set of core required courses and provides an opportunity for students to select from a wide range of electives related to data analytics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, business intelligence, and cybersecurity

  • The program is defined in terms of either of two plans:

    • Plan I: 24 credit hours of courses and 6 credit hours of thesis research (CS 699: Master’s Thesis Research). Among the 24 course credit hours, at least 15 of them must be CS graduate courses
    • Plan II: 30 credit hours of courses (course work only; does not require a thesis), among which at least 21 credit hours must be CS graduate courses
  • Students will study courses like Database Application Development, Database Systems, Advanced Algorithms and Applications, Machine Learning, Foundations of Data Science, etc.
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1671337 INR
Insurance292960 INR
Total292960 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.0 GPA
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university or a recognized university from abroad
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • The following courses, or their equivalents, are required of all applicants before they can apply to this program
    •  Introduction to Computer Science in Python (waived for applicants with two years of working experience in the computing/IT field)
    • Any Introduction to Programming course that uses a 3rd generation programming language such as Java, C/C++, Basic, and Pascal, can be counted as an equivalent of this course
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • A mathematics background equivalent to two terms of calculus (differential and integral calculus) is also required
  • Online equivalents of these prerequisites may be acceptable, if they provide the same (or more) coverage
  • Probability and Statistics in Computer Science is also required but can be taken after the student is admitted
ExamsTOEFL: 80

IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 53

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