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Thank you for your interest in learning more about the graduate programs at the University of Virginia’s School of Data Science (SDS). We are excited to meet you and learn about your passion for Data Science!  

Prior to your 1:1 appointment, we encourage you to attend one of our 
events, such as an information session oropen house, for an overview of the program and its opportunities. Please come to your 1:1 prepared to ask questions! All events and appointments are in EASTERN TIME.

We welcome students from all professional and academic backgrounds, however there are prerequisites for admission:

MSDS Online and Residential - Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Programming*
Ph.D. - Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Programming*


*Python preferred, though additional programming languages may be helpful. You may detail your programming experience on the application.


Graduate Admissions Advising Appointments

M.S. in Data Science - Online

The 32-credit 
M.S. in Data Science Online is 100% remote with virtual classes that meet once per week in the evening. The 20-month program has two classes across five semesters. 

Questions about the student experience? Connect with our MSDS Online Ambassadors.

M.S. in Data Science - Residential

The 32-credit hour 
M.S. in Data Science Residential is in-person in Charlottesville, VA. The 11-month program is full-time across three semesters, starting in June and ending in May. 

Questions about the student experience? Connect with our MSDS Residential Ambassadors.

Ph.D. in Data Science

The Ph.D. program is a research doctorate degree that uses cutting-edge methods for learning from data or the impact of data-driven decisions on society. It is full-time and in-person, fully-funded, not-a-direct match program.


Degi Betcher

M.S. in Data Science - Online

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Jacob Angelo

M.S. in Data Science - Online or Residential

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Kristen Greer

M.S. in Data Science - Residential

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Sadie Royal Collins

Ph.D. in Data Science

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