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2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science, M.S.

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Qiang Wu, Program Director
(615) 898-2053

The Data Science program aims to prepare students to be competitive in the job market. The courses will equip students with advanced data science skills including, but not limited to, computer programming, data visualization and manipulation, predictive modeling, business analytics, and communications.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Data Science program requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college;
  2. an GPA of 2.75 or higher in all college work taken.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Application deadline is July 31 for those wishing to begin the following Fall and December 31 for those wishing to begin the following Spring.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit a resume or curriculum vitae;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. submit scores from an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GRE/GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants meeting any of the following conditions:
    1. an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.00 or higher;
    2. an earned graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

International students who do not speak English as a native language should provide evidence of language proficiency. They must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language score (TOEFL, www.ets.org/toefl, minimum score of 71 Internet based); International English Language Testing System score (IELTS, www.ielts.org, minimum score of 6.0); International Test of English Proficiency score (iTEP, www.itepexam.com, minimum score of 4.5); E.L.S. instruction (www.els.edu, completion of level 112), as a demonstration of English proficiency in order to be admitted to graduate studies at MTSU. Note that certain programs may require higher standards, so please consult the program coordinator for more information.

Order a course-by-course evaluation of transcript(s) from institutions outside the United States by an acceptable evaluation service. All acceptable evaluation services are listed at www.naces.org/members. Evaluations should be sent electronically to internationalgrad@mtsu.edu or, if necessary, mailed to College of Graduate Studies, MTSU Box 42, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Data Science requires completion of 36 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Curriculum: Data Science

Elective Courses (12 hours)

Sample Program of Study

Spring Year 1

Fall Year 2

Spring Year 2

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