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Data Science master’s degree programs at Meharry Medical College

Data science allows you to draw powerful insights from massive, complex data that provides great value to organizations. It also opens the door for those who are seeking new, exciting and in-demand careers in health care, technology and several other industries.

Meharry’s online data science master’s degrees will equip you with the industry-relevant skills and methodologies you need to lead with data expertise. You will be prepared for future success by acquiring skills to capture, aggregate and analyze disparate types of data, recognize patterns and trends within that data, and communicate results.

Our project-based courses will present opportunities to work with real-world data, sometimes in partnership with Nashville-area companies. Your master’s degree experience will also include a capstone course where you will apply data science methodologies to solve a real-world business problem in an area of your interest.

We welcome applicants who are just starting their career and those who seeking a new path. Our professional development team will guide you along the way to help you gain the experience you need to launch your new career after you graduate.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Meharry Medical College is offering scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $8,800 for qualified African American Students. The scholarships will be offered to students admitted to attend the M.S. Data Science or M.S. Biomedical Data Science programs and will be applied toward the first year of enrollment. Deadline is July 16, 2021.

Collaborative, online learning experience

With our collaborative, dynamic learning environment we expect students to learn as much from each other as our faculty. Our flexible schedule will allow you to access prepared lectures in the morning, afternoon or evening. Class discussions will be scheduled according to student schedules.

Accessible data science faculty

Our expert faculty are as passionate about teaching students as they are about applying data science to a wide range of areas. Questions, during and outside of class, are welcomed.

Build a portfolio of real-world experience

Prepare to impress future employers with examples of working with faculty on research that applies big data techniques to improving COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, drug discovery, fraud detection, and other issues. Meharry is located in Nashville, Tenn., home to a dynamic health care and technology business community, that presents several opportunities to solve real-world business problems.

Degree from an established educational leader

Meharry Medical College has a rich, 200-year history as a leader in education and research.

Data science career outlook

Data science is one of the hottest careers today. Data scientists pull insights from big data to transform several industries–improving operational efficiencies, discovering new markets, and advancing clinical care and drug discovery. 

Data scientists also enjoy rewarding salaries*. 

Average salary 2020

$116,040

Average salary 2025

$131,289 — 13% increase!

Top 3 on

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

*According to SalaryExpert, June 2021.

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Learn more about the classes, faculty and practical experience you will gain with our online Master’s of Science in Data Science or Master’s of Science in Biomedical Data Science programs. Just take a moment to complete the form below to download brochures for each program.

Data Science Master’s Degree programs

Learn the best-practice knowledge and skills that will position you as the sought-after technology professional.

Learn the best-practice knowledge and skills that will position you as the sought-after technology professional.

Learn to harness big data, precision modeling informatics, biostatistics and other aspects of data science to help prevent disease and positively impact health care and public health.

Learn to harness big data, precision modeling informatics, biostatistics and other aspects of data science to help prevent disease and positively impact health care and public health.

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.

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.

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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.