Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Data Science MS

About the Data Science MS Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree at Loyola

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs allow full-time students to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. Learn more about the Data Science MS Master's degree and eligible undergraduate Bachelor's degrees below.

Data Science MS Graduate Program

From business to medicine, neuroscience to sports, marketing to public policy, the explosion of huge mountains of data impacts every imaginable field. The surge of available data has multiplied the need for professionals who can understand and clearly communicate - to experts and non-experts alike - what the numbers tell us. Whether your background is in computer science or another field, this program will enhance your skills toolkit and allow you to gain a broader understanding of how to use these tools in practical applications, whatever your field.

Eligible Undergraduate Programs

  • Data Science BS
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Visit our Data Science MS webpage for information about Career Opportunities, Results & Skills, and more.


Curriculum and Program Outcomes

Loyola’s extensive course catalog will always house the latest Data Science MS Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program course information, including degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisite requirements, available concentrations, and more.

Additionally, this resource will provide learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Step By Step: Chart Your Accelerated Degree Path

  1. Explore options in undergraduate years one and two. Connect with your academic and career advisors and chart a two-year schedule to establish the best path toward your degrees.

  2. Apply in undergraduate year three. Students applying to an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters program will experience a slightly different application process. Please review the application requirements below for process information and required supporting materials. Loyola students do not need to submit official transcripts. Start your application here.

  3. Begin graduate course work. In undergraduate year four, you will take both undergraduate and graduate courses and complete your bachelor's degree.

  4. Complete your graduate course work in year five. Graduate with your master's degree.

Please note that transfer students may have a slightly different timeline. Transfer students who are juniors may apply at the end of their second semester.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Data Science BS/Data Science MS are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall, Spring, & Summer: Rolling admission

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Data Science BS/Data Science MS include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.5 Minimum GPA

Course Requirements

Please view the Data Science BS/Data Science MS Academic Catalog page for important curriculum information, including recommended course sequencing.

Start Your Application

Applying online to the accelerated program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.