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Data Science

With a master’s degree in data science, you’ll work with innovative data science methods to address complex problems in a variety of different fields.

Data scientists use quantitative methods, machine learning tools and data management skills to analyze large and complex data.

If you choose to earn a Master’s in Data Science from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, you’ll be able to tailor the program to your interests, with electives ranging from genomics to cybersecurity.

Data Science is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Innovative and Cutting-edge



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Data Science Program

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What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Science with a major in data science program will have the option of finishing the program within a single calendar year, two years or on a part-time basis.

Classes consist of 21 hours of core courses and electives in cybersecurity, genomics or a combination of the two as well as other approved graduate level courses. A capstone project will be required for graduation.

Curriculum | Admissions Requirements

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

As part of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, students in the Data Science program are part of the state’s only public medical school, with access to cutting-edge research that is making a positive impact on patient health and wellbeing on a daily basis.

The Medical College of Georgia is home to the Georgia Cancer Center, the Georgia Prevention Institute, the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, the Vascular Biology Center and the Center for Healthy Aging. With these important centers and institutes on campus, data science students have opportunities to interact with the researchers and projects they are studying to support.


Diverse Electives

With the opportunity to take electives in genomics, cybersecurity or other related fields, students can tailor their courses to fit their interests.


The Medical College of Georgia

As the state’s only public medical school, MCG is recognized as Georgia’s leading provider of physicians and receives nearly $64 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.


Important Mission

MCG’s Department of Population Health Sciences helps strengthen the medical school’s impact on the health of Georgians through research, training and community engagement.


Individual Pace

With the ability to complete the program in three semesters, two years or on a part-time basis, students can work on their degree in the way that makes sense to them.

Your Future

Career Options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for a data scientists is expected to grow much faster than average through 2031.

In 2021, the median pay was $100,910 per year.


Student Stories

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

An established program with celebrated faculty means you’re prepared for the challenges of whatever work environment you choose.

As one of Georgia’s four research universities, Augusta University provides unparalleled access to groundbreaking researchers and the projects they’re involved with.

With an emphasis on quantitative methods, machine learning tools and data management skills, you’ll be empowered to pursue a career in a variety of different settings.

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