Data Science M.S.
Catapult Your Professional Career in Data Science
Data science is the effective use of data to extract valuable information and solve
problems. It incorporates multi-disciplinary theories and skills, including computer
science, statistics, software engineering, and the application domains. Data science
is one of the most favorable career paths for highly-skilled professionals from diverse
backgrounds. Based on salary, job demand growth and job satisfaction, Glassdoor.com
ranked data scientist among the top three best jobs in the United States since 2016.
It reported a median salary of $113,736 in 2021.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake's Master of Science in Data Science degree takes a modern, industrial-oriented and multi-disciplinary approach to prepare students for promising data science jobs in wide career paths, such as data scientist and engineer, business and data analyst, data and enterprise architect, etc.
A Well-Balanced and Customizable Degree for Diverse Student Backgrounds
The Data Science M.S. degree program is designated as a STEM subject but is designed
for a wide range of undergraduate backgrounds, including those that are non-STEM.
Students can choose between a specialization in business analytics, bioinformatics,
and big data and cloud solutions, or custom-design a specialization to complement
a specific career track.
The Data Science program has a close tie with local businesses and industry to ensure the program balance, currency and relevance, and to provide industrial capstone projects to the student. The faculty body is student-oriented and maintains active research in data science-related areas, including data analytics, Internet of Things and blockchain.
Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.
- Data Science M.S.
Admission DeadlineStandard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- GPA of 3.0 in an undergraduate degree.
- GRE Total Score of 300 (155 Quantitative and 140 Verbal). GMAT may be used in lieu
- GRE is not required for students with a Master or Ph.D. degree or a Bachelor degree from an accredited US university.
- Foundation Courses (C or better in the following courses or their equivalent): DASC 5031 - Python for Data Science Credit Hours: 3, DASC 5032 - Data Structures for Data Science Credit Hours: 3, STAT 3334 - Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers Credit Hours: 3
UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.Data Science, M.S.
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Returning UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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