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A personal statement is required along with a copy of your transcript.

Financial Aid is determined through the Student Financial Aid Office. Please contact them directly for all applicable programs available to you. Three out of four MU graduate students receive some form of financial aid.

We are currently accepting Fall 2020 applications. Apply today!

Yes, you are not locked into an interest area when you are accepted.

Yes, both MS and certificate programs are eligible for STEM_OPT under CIP code 110199.

Program Information

The Masters of Data Science is housed in the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics (MUIDSI)  serves as nexus of interdisciplinary collaborations bridging numerous MU colleges and schools, including the College of Engineering, the School of Medicine, School of Journalism, and School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.  The program has trained many Informatics PhD’s since its inception, and also serves as the parent of the MU DSA MS program.

  • Students are actively engaged as a cohort with instructors. 
  • Courses integrate JupyterHub with Canvas and GitHub
  • All code is by example, so you are never left to figure it out yourself. 
  • Many interesting data sets, and an open door to bring your own.

  • Courses are staggered in 8 week sessions over the semester, so you are never in more than two courses at a time.
  • The courses are designed to work together. So, what you learn in one course is built on in the next.
  • Having a cohort based program gives students peer support during the program period, which is demonstrated to lower stress and increase learning.

  • The main requirement is a good internet connection.
  • Most of the software used in the program is hosted at the University of Missouri.

  • The Boot Camps begin January 21st 2020.  It is essential you apply early so that you are ready to do the boot camps and put yourself in the best position to take on Big Data. 

Executive Session

The executive session on campus will be held late March 15-20, 2020.

Attendance is required for online Master’s students for the one week on campus training per year.

Students must arrive at the hotel by Sunday afternoon to participate in a meet and greet that evening.

Executive week is held on the University of Missouri’s Columbia Campus.

Accommodations and some meals are provided during the executive sessions.

Students are responsible for their own travel to Columbia.

Minimal free time is provided as the days are packed with seminars and activities. If a student wishes to say for a longer visit they will be responsible for their own expenses.

Program staff will do their best to accommodate dietary concerns, however please notify us in advance of any special requirements.

Each day students have a power-packed day of instructions, data labs team activities and presentations.

Adrianna Wheeler

DSA – Academic Advisor

241 Naka Hall
(573) 882-6077
dsamasters@missouri.edu

There are five ways to contact the DSA Program.

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