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Data Science M.S.

Accelerate Your High-Tech Career in Data Science

Data science lies at the intersection of statistical methodology, computational science, and a range of application domains.  The industry-relevant curriculum in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Data Science Master of Science gives you the skills to extract the most critical insights from big data. You’ll be equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge to utilize data to produce value-adding intelligence that can be applied in numerous industries.

The valuable skills you’ll acquire with the Data Science M.S. degree can lead to a technical, analytical, architectural or managerial career with the potential to earn over $150K in Houston (salary.com). You can become a market research analyst, data scientist, finance specialist, or marketing manager, to name a few options.

A Customizable Degree Taught by Experienced Faculty

The Data Science M.S. degree can accompany a wide range of undergraduate backgrounds, including those that are non-scientific. Choose between a specialization in business analytics, bioinformatics, and big data and cloud solutions to complement your career track.

Taught by faculty members who partner with local businesses to ensure the program’s relevance and applicability, the coursework of the Data Science M.S. aligns with local industry needs. The expertise and publications of these professors include core areas of data science and other leading converging technologies that complement data science, such as the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, and blockchain. 

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Admission Requirements

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  • Data Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application

    A standard university application is required.

  • Requirements

    It is recommended that students who apply for admission to a CSE graduate plan have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.000 (four point grade scale) on the last 60 hours of course work, and a minimum GRE score of 290 (verbal + quantitative).



Degree Requirements

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.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 5
  • Summer 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 18

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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.


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  UHCL Online
 

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

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  Hybrid
 

Hybrid

Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.

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Data Science M.S. Faculty

Ahmed Abukmail
Ahmed Abukmail

Ahmed Abukmail

Program Chair of Computer Science and Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3888
Email: Abukmail@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 169

Faculty Bio

Hisham Al-Mubaid
Hisham Al-Mubaid

Hisham Al-Mubaid

Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3802
Email: hisham@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 168

Faculty Bio

Gary Boetticher
Gary Boetticher

Gary Boetticher

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Software Engineering ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3805
Email: boetticher@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 164

Faculty Bio

Sadegh Davari
Sadegh Davari

Sadegh Davari

Department Chair of Computing and Mathematics and Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3865
Email: davari@uhcl.edu
Office: D153

Faculty Bio

Sharon Hall
Sharon Hall

Sharon Perkins Hall

Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3868
Email: perkins@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 115

Faculty Bio

Kewei Sha
Dr. Kewei Sha

Kewei Sha

Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3874
Email: sha@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 148

Faculty Bio

Wei Wei
Wei Wei

Wei Wei

Program Chair of Computer Information Systems and Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3732
Email: Wei@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 175

Faculty Bio

Kwok Bun Yue
Kwok-Bun Yue

Kwok-Bun Yue

Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3864
Email: yue@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 163

Faculty Bio