Data Science and Analytics (online) (MPDO)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences


The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Science provides students education in the theory and practice of data science including mathematical and statistical foundations, computational approaches, and communication considerations. In addition to the fundamentals of data science program covers data science-relevant probability and statistics, algorithms, big data systems, machine learning, data mining, and analysis of networks. The program consists of 30-credit course work and culminates with research methods, study design and a capstone project. It is a non-thesis MPS program.


Science Academy
2300 Symons Hall
7998 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301.405.9101




  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • CV/Resume
  • Description of Research/Work Experience
  • Prior coursework establishing quantitative ability (i.e. calculus, linear algebra, basic statistics etc.).
  • Proficiency in programming languages, demonstrated either through prior programming coursework or substantial software development experience.
Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents Not accepting applications for Fall 2021 N/A
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants Not accepting applications for Fall 2021 N/A