Open doors for a rewarding data science career with our graduate programs

Data science makes drug discovery quicker and more affordable, improves clinical decision making, and helps address health disparities. Insights from big data can solve our most complex energy challenges, make businesses more efficient, and our finances more secure.

The ability to process and leverage data is invaluable in our data-dependent economy. Our graduate programs in data science will get you on the path to leading with data.

Flexible, industry-relevant masters programs

We understand that choosing a master’s program is an important career decision. Our data science masters programs provide the flexibility your life needs and the expertise necessary for success as a data scientist.

  • Online classes held in the evening.
  • Rigorous, industry-relevant curriculum and practical, real-world experience.
  • First-class resources: high-performance, supercomputer network and robust, diverse data resources.
  • Accomplished faculty who are impacting society through meaningful research.
  • Scholarships, ranging up to 50% of tuition, for the M.S. Data Science, or the M.S. Biomedical Data Science programs.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Data Science

Our Ph.D. in Biomedical Data Science is a full-time program that offers a deeper education and research experience in biomedical data science.  

  • Rigorous coursework in topics like predictive modeling, computational structural biology, applied machine learning, mathematical and statistical theory, advanced biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • Work closely with our accomplished faculty as you pursue meaningful research for your dissertation.
  • First-class resources: high-performance, supercomputer network and robust, diverse data resources.
  • Scholarships, ranging up to 50% of tuition, and opportunities to pursue funding through grants and fellowships after completing the candidacy exam.

Data science career outlook

Data scientists also enjoy rewarding salaries*. 

Average salary 2022

$116,088

Average salary 2027

$134,578 – 16% increase in next 5 years

Top 3 on

Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America list for five consecutive years.

*According to SalaryExpert, June 2021.

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Data science graduate degree programs

Learn to prepare and analyze big data and communicate findings to influence strategic decisions.

Learn to prepare and analyze big data and communicate findings to influence strategic decisions.

Gain a thorough foundation in analyzing big data and communicating results while focusing on a track in precision health or population health informatics.

Gain a thorough foundation in analyzing big data and communicating results while focusing on a track in precision health or population health informatics.

Biomedical Data Science Ph.D.

Learn to discover new knowledge from biomedical data sets and conduct research to develop new technologies and novel data analysis methods.

Learn to discover new knowledge from biomedical data sets and conduct research to develop new technologies and novel data analysis methods.

Graduate Certificate and Extension Programs

The SACS Data Science and Biomedical Data Science graduate certificates and the SAS-Meharry Academic Specialization in Data Wrangling offer the opportunity to gain expertise without the full investment of time and money of a master’s degree.

Data Science
Graduate Certificate

Acquire programming skills and a basic background in data science.

data science and health care

Biomedical Data Science Graduate Certificate

Acquire data science skills and apply them to precision health or population health informatics.

SAS-Meharry Academic Specialization in Data Wrangling

Develop a mastery of concepts in the field of organization and management of information.

Health Disparities/Data Science for early stage investigators

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Professional development services will help you take your next step after graduation.

Meharry’s online data science programs will prepare students with the industry-relevant skills and current methodologies necessary to excel in the data science profession.