Get ready to lead with data with our online MS data science program

The Meharry MS Data Science online program offers the flexibility and analytics expertise you need to lead in a career with data. Our online courses are offered in the evening so you can fit them into your schedule. You will learn valuable skills like machine learning, data collection, statistical inference and data visualization. Then apply your education to real data in your capstone project – giving you practical experience that will impress potential employers.

I want a data science role that is close to the business side, so in my Natural Language Processing class, I did a project working with customer data. This and other class projects help me develop a portfolio of hands-on experience that will help me in my career.

Brittany City
M.S. Data Science student 

MS Data Science curriculum and resources

We understand that a master’s degree is one of the largest investments you will make in your career. Our program will prepare you to collect, analyze and interpret data to solve complex problems in any industry. You will learn from expert faculty who are passionate about topics such as cancer genomics, human impacts of energy systems, cybersecurity, and combatting complex diseases.

Your research projects will be powered by a high-performance, supercomputer network and other first-class resources. You will also use a robust, diverse dataset made possible through the Meharry Health System.

Build a portfolio of real-world experience

Prepare to impress future employers with examples of faculty-assisted research. You could apply data science to improving COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, drug discovery, improving our understanding of cancer, health disparities, and other important 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.

Data science career outlook

Data scientists also enjoy rewarding salaries*. 

Average salary 2022


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.

Scholarships available! 

Just 1 percent of data scientists are Black. 

Meharry is committed to increasing that representation. We are offering scholarships for up to 50% of one year of tuition for African American students accepted in our M.S. Data Science or our M.S. or Ph.D. Biomedical Data Science programs. 

Challenging courses—with the convenience of an online program

Our online program features the data science expertise employers seek and the flexibility you need. Courses encourage the same student and faculty interaction found in the traditional classroom. With evening classes, you can also continue to earn salary and benefits while you pursue your degree. Plus, your colleagues will notice your expanding skillset and expertise.

Diverse backgrounds welcome

Students from different industries will enrich the classroom experience and are encouraged to apply. You will need a fundamental understanding of data management, statistical analysis and decision modeling, and computer programing.

Your path to a MS Data Science degree


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Career Prep

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

MS Data Science Tuition and Fees

An estimated cost of attendance is provided by the Meharry Medical College’s Office of Financial Aid. The estimate includes reasonable costs, such as room and board, in addition to tuition.

Acquire the expertise and skills that will position you as the sought-after data science professional.