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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 School of Public Health 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

Hongyan (Nathan) Xu, PhD


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 Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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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.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Students enrolled in the Data Science program at Augusta University's School of Public Health actively refine their abilities in gathering, analyzing, and deciphering extensive datasets to uncover meaningful insights and tackle intricate issues. At Augusta University, we cultivate a dynamic learning environment where students harness cutting-edge resources to delve into research and outreach endeavors.

We are molding a future where well-being knows no bounds by empowering our students to confront urgent health challenges and advocate for equity. Join us in catalyzing tangible transformations in communities worldwide and charting a course toward universal prosperity in health.


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 School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to training professionals passionate about overcoming societal barriers to achieve optimal health and wellness for all.


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.


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Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Unofficial transcripts from US colleges and universities can be used in the admissions review process in lieu of official transcripts for this program.

Standardized Test Requirements: Submission of official GRE exam score is optional.

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three individuals must be submitted through the application portal.

Prerequisite Coursework: Applicants must have completed at least one undergraduate calculus course. 

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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Detailed Program Tuition Information

Please visit the Graduate School for detailed admission criteria and important application process information.

Application Deadlines

Fall '24 Application Deadline

  • June 1, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept applications after the published application deadline, however the program will continue to accept application materials up to four weeks after the application deadline.


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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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