Who We’re Looking For

The online Master of Science in Engineering in Data Science (MSE-DS Online) program is designed for highly motivated students who are passionate about the future of data engineering. Qualified applicants should either have an undergraduate degree in computer science, or an undergraduate degree in a highly quantitative field (e.g., statistics, math, physics, etc.) with significant exposure to computer science (or have completed a minor in computer science). Successful candidates will need to have 15-20 hours per course each week to devote to the program.

More information to come on June 1, 2022!

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Important Dates and Deadlines

We offer both fall and spring start dates. Applications for the fall term open at the start of December and are due on May 1. For spring, the application opens in early June and is due mid October.


Spring 2023 Admission Cycle

Early Admission

Application Opens: June 1, 2022
Application Due: August 2, 2022
Decision Notification: September 15, 2022
Deposit Due: October 15, 2022
Orientation Starts: December 5, 2022
Classes Begin: January 9, 2023

Regular Admission

Application Opens: June 1, 2022
Application Due: October 1, 2022
Decision Notification: November 3, 2022
Deposit Due: December 1, 2021
Orientation Starts: December 5, 2022
Classes Begin: January 9, 2023


Fall 2023 Admission Cycle

Early Admission

Application Opens: December 5, 2022
Application Due: March 1, 2023
Decision Notification: April 17, 2023
Deposit Due: May 17, 2023
Orientation Starts: July 2023
Classes Begin: August 2023

Regular Admission

Application Opens: December 5, 2022
Application Due:  May 2, 2023
Decision Notification: June 15, 2023
Deposit Due: July 15, 2023
Orientation Starts: July 2023
Classes Begin: August 2023


How to Apply

To apply to the MSE-DS Online program, you’ll need to submit the following:

  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • $90 Application Fee
  • GRE Scores (Optional)
  • English Proficiency Exam (If applicable)

Admissions Decisions

We base our decisions on our assessment of your ability to successfully complete the program and the compatibility of your interests with our program. 

You will be notified of your admissions decision through the online application system. We cannot reveal a decision over the telephone, and we don’t reconsider applications. You can choose to re-apply if your experience changes.