College of Engineering

Data Science - Graduate

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The Masters of Data Science program at University of Kentucky is administered jointly by three complementary programs: Computer Science, Biostastics and Institute of Biomedical Informatics.  It offers unique training opportunities and prepares students with critical data science skills in both technical and application domains - skills that make them highly sought after by academic, research, industrial and government organizations. 

According to Glassdoor, Data Scientist continues to be the top career in the nation in 2019, bolstering great pay and job security.  As a massive amount of data rapidly accumulates, the demand for data scientists will remain on the rise in many industries ranging from IT to health care to business.  The curriculum aims to prepare the future data science professional with a critical skillset in data science, incuding database management, statistical and machine learning techniques and big data analytics.  The capstone project required by the program will expose students to the analysis of real life datasets in a selected application domain and will help students gain experiences in collaboration with domain experts and other data scientists.

Application Requirements

CV Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Writing Sample Required  No
Assistantship App Available Yes
Assistantship App URL* **Coming soon.
GRE or  GMAT Required
Spring App Deadline (domestic) December 9
Spring App Deadline (international) October 15
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline (domestic) July 16
Fall App Deadline (international) March 15
Number of Recommendations Required 3 Letters of Recommendation

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.


Admissions Officer Contact Information

MARY RICHARDSON

201C Gillis Building
859-257-4618
mrich6@uky.edu