While the advent of information technology brings tremendous opportunities for industry, business, and government agencies, it also brings increasing complexities of the digital economy and challenges to enterprises, individual executives, and managers. Today, the data scientist, who deals with big data to find insights into new and emerging types of data and content, plays an important role in the response to COVID-19 as well as helping businesses make strategic decisions and optimize outcomes. In short, they are the sought-after technology professional. 

Advance your career with Meharry’s MS Data Science degree

Meharry’s online Master of Science in Data Science degree program will equip professionals like you with the best-practice knowledge and current methodologies to make businesses more agile. 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.

As a graduate, you will open doors to previously inaccessible career paths such as machine learning engineer, machine learning scientist, infrastructure architect and other in-demand data science professions.

Accomplished faculty, challenging courses—with the convenience of an online program

At Meharry, you will learn from expert faculty who are passionate about applying data science to a wide range of health care and other solutions. Our online program gives you the flexibility to fit classes into your schedule. 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.


Our program builds on the experience of participants and emphasizes the development of communication and presentation skills in a team-based data-driven economy environment.

Meharry’s MS Data Science Degree Requirements

Completion of the program requires 42 graduate credits (14 courses). To provide a common background in data science, thirteen core courses are required of all students. The degree culminates with a comprehensive real-life, industry-type capstone, oriented toward the student’s domain of interest.

Data Science Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate offers a quick way to acquire new data science skills that will build your credentials and earn further respect in your profession.


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