Master of Science in Data Science

Accelerate your high-tech career and become an expert in data communication.

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Program Overview

Now Enrolling for Fall 2023

Bryant’s Master of Science in Data Science program is applied with a foundation in business and will help train the next generation of data scientists to work in various fields.

Our STEM-designated program leverages faculty expertise across statistics, data science, natural language processing, large-scale data analytics, and more. Students will gain broad foundational skills as well as develop specialized competencies tailored to specific career paths.

Students in the program will have the opportunity to work with real-world projects from our corporate partners in various courses and capstone projects at the end of the program. These tangible, hands-on projects will be greatly beneficial in practicing end-to-end data science in real-world scenarios.

Upon graduation, students will be proficient programmers in Python, R, SQL/NoSQL, Spark, and data visualization software (Tableau and PowerBI). They will develop an understanding of deep learning models and their implementation through multiple platforms such as Keras and Pytorch. Students will also have experience with an evolving array of big data management tools like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Databricks.

The MSDS program is a full-time, in-person cohort program and will run over the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Students will complete eight required data science courses and choose a three-course specialization or a general track that tailors electives to individual personal and professional needs.

Data scientist currently ranks as the No. 3 top job in America by Glassdoor, and graduates will be prepared to take advantage of the high demand for skilled data workers to land a new position or advance their careers.

For more information, please contact:

International Graduate Admission

John F. Eriksen, MS in Ed (he/him/his)
Senior Director of International Graduate Outreach and Admission
Mobile and Whatsapp: +1 (401) 895-1334

Graduate Admission

Linda Barringer
Associate Director, Graduate Admission
Phone: (401) 232-6529

Why earn your MSDS at Bryant?

  • Expand your skills portfolio
  • Catalyze your career growth
  • Build your professional network through cohort-based learning and alumni connections


Bryant’s STEM-designated programs are at the intersection of business, healthcare, and technology that powers today’s innovative economy. Our students are prepared to think critically and analyze complex data to inform business decisions and are prepared to be leaders in STEM fields.  International students with F1 visas graduating from this program may apply for a 24-month extension to their OPT in the U.S.



In Demand

Data Scientist is No. 3 on Glassdoor's Best Jobs in America 2022

100% High Touch

Small class sizes, personal mentoring, and caring and supportive faculty get to know you as an individual and help tailor your experiences to your career aspirations

A+ Curriculum

Our award-winning professors are renowned leaders in their specializations and combine the latest theory with practical approaches in their teaching.


2023-2024 Academic Year*

$3,489 per 3-credit course ($1,163 per credit)

Preparing for MSDS Success fee: $250

*Tuition rates are subject to annual change based on approval by the Board of Trustees, typically in the spring of the preceding academic year.