Data Science Programs in Massachusetts

We have 53 data science programs in Massachusetts in our database.

There are quite a few options for a Data Science degree in Massachusetts, with over 35 different options at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Master of Data Science degree is the most popular degree offered at Massachusetts campuses, but there are multiple options for online data science programs at Massachusetts universities and other out-of-state universities that accept Massachusetts applicants.

Learn About Massachusetts Data Science Degree Programs

Schools in Massachusetts with data science programs include:
  • Babson College: M.S. in Business Analytics
  • Bay Path University: MS in Applied Data Science Online MS in Applied Data Science
  • Becker College: Bachelor in Data Science
  • Bentley University: Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics M.S. in Business Analytics Master of Science In Marketing Analytics
  • Boston University: BA in Statistics Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
Click to jump to the full list of Massachusetts data science programs, or consider learning more about one of the below online data science degrees currently accepting applicants.

Known for prominent colleges such as Harvard University (has multiple data science programs, including an Online Professional Certificate in Data Science) and Boston University (multiple data science degrees at the Bachelors and Masters levels), Massachusetts has a lot to offer those seeking a tech career within statistics, business analytics, or data science.

Online Data Science Programs in Massachusetts

There are a handful of 100% online data science programs in Massachusetts, all at the Master's level aside from one (Harvard's online graduate certificate).

Merrimack College MS in Data Science Online

In as little as seven months, students can earn a Master of Science in Data Science online through a collaboration program between the School of Engineering and School of Business at Merrimack College. The degree requires eight courses and 32 credit hours to complete, and full-time students can finish the curriculum in just over a half year while part-time students can obtain it within 16 months. The following eight courses are required for all graduate students, which covers all the standard data science subjects and culminates with an eight-week capstone project.

  • Foundations of Data Management
  • Foundations of Statistical Analysis
  • Data Exploration
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Governance, Laws, and Ethics
  • Data Science Capstone

Classes are distributed through live sessions and self-paced coursework without the need of being on campus. Admission requires a Bachelor's degree and some prerequisite courses in the data science field, completed with at least a B grade. The university recommends submitting an online application, college transcripts, resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation.

Bay Path University MS in Applied Data Science

Regardless of anyone's background in science and technology, Bay Path offers any graduate student a chance to succeed with a Master of Science in Applied Data Science. There are two tracks that students can choose from: a generalist track that provides all-around education in the field of data science for anybody, and a specialist track that contains a more in-depth curriculum on statistics and data mining.

12 total courses, each worth 3 credit hours, are required to satisfy the degree requirements. Along with the core courses and specific track selected, three electives will need to be completed: Time Series Analysis, Text Mining, Deep Learning, or any other graduate courses approved by the program director. Admission entry is every February and October. Popular job positions held after finishing the MSADS degree include data architect, data engineer, database administrator, and business analyst.

Harvard University edX Online Professional Certificate in Data Science

The HarvardX Data Science program offers a Professional Certificate in Data Science through the edX platform. R programming is the featured software and there are a number of eight-week courses that can be taken, such as visualization, probability, wrangling, and statistical inference and modeling. Learn to use tools such as RStudio, GitHub, and the Unix/Linux platform. All courses are free to enroll in, but payment is required for additional features and official credit.

Scholarship Opportunities within Massachusetts

A number of other universities have scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students to aid in tuition costs. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute provides graduate student assistantship does not lower tuition, but offers a stipend for those enrolled in any data science program. Those pursuing a PhD in data-driven research are eligible for a $34,000 stipend with full tuition and all fees paid for.

The Double Husky Scholarship at Northeastern University removes a quarter of the tuition for those enrolled in the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. This is only eligible for students that hold an undergraduate degree from the same university. Those looking into Harvard University for a Master's program, there are grants offered by the TH Chan School of Public Health that helps cover tuition and living expenses.

Data Science Careers in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts is one of the top 10 in the nation in terms of employment ranking and tech jobs being added according to CompTIA. With over 428,700 employed in the industry, 11.3 percent of the workforce in the state represents tech, which is best overall in the country (and an estimated $87 billion of direct input on the economy). They are also host to one of the biggest metro areas, Boston-Cambridge-Newton with over 373,000 employed, which stretches into New Hampshire.

The average tech wages are nearly $93,000 per year in Massachusetts, which is higher than the state of New York, but slightly lower than other East Coast states such as Maryland and Virginia. They are still higher than 76 percent of median national wages. The engineering, research and developing, and testing sectors have seen a 4.6 percent year-over-year growth.

Data Science Events, Meetups, and Conferences in Massachusetts

AI World Conference and Expo

AI World Conference and Expo AI World Conference and Expo Website
For four years, this three-day event is completely centered around artificial intelligence and its impact in various job sectors. The first day offers numerous seminars that focus on AI’s effect on consumers, how to make it secure, and how business leaders can utilize it. The next two days offers various workshops in healthcare, energy, retail, mobile, finance, and more. In all, there are over 250 speakers and over 2,700 attendees expected to appear in the fourth year of the event.

Notable sponsors for the event include IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Dell Technologies, with a number of high-level data science professionals from popular companies like Goldman Sachs, Capital One, and Verizon Media will be presenting. Fintech, healthcare, education, and computer networking will represent the biggest sectors at the conference.

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Website
Sports industry professionals and students have been meeting at this analytic-based conference for over 10 years, presented by MIT Sloan students. The goal is to provide an educational experience for anybody that is interested in sports analytics and finding out the latest innovations. ESPN has been a major sponsor for the conference, along with MLB, Ticketmaster, Fanatics, and sports betting sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

Previous speakers have been various sports authors and reporters from ESPN and Sports Illustrated, sports marketers, head executives of analytical software, along with popular coaches and general managers of colleges and franchises. Some examples of activities from the 2019 event include a class on AI in chess, implementing new sports and/or betting concepts through DraftKings, and a hackathon.

Massachusetts Data Science Career Statistics Information

Number of people employed within the tech industry: 428,788
Change in jobs from 2017 to 2018: 11,175
Average tech industry salary in Massachusetts: $92,981
Estimated Massachusetts tech salaries range: From $58,668 to $145,420
Male Employment: 211,767 (66%)
Female Employment: 108,812 (34%)
* Data sourced from CompTIA, CyberStates.org, a data aggregate for tech workforce analytics.

Available Online Data Science Programs for Massachusetts

Online Data Science Programs Based in Massachusetts

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
  • 🖳 Online Online MS in Applied Data Science - Website

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
  • 🖳 Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics - MET Computer Science Department - Website
  • 🖳 Online Graduate Certificate in Database Management and Business Intelligence - MET Computer Science Department - Website

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 🖳 Online Online Professional Certificate in Data Science - Website

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts
  • 🖳 Online Online Master of Science in Data Science - Website

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
  • 🖳 Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics - College of Computer and Information Sciences - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Professional Studies in Informatics - College of Professional Studies - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Business Analytics - Interdisciplinary - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Health Informatics - College of Computer and Information Sciences - Website

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 🖳 Online MS in Data Science Online - Website

List of Massachusetts Data Science Programs

Campus-based and Online programs

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Olin Graduate School of Business - Website

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
  • MS in Applied Data Science - Generalist and Specialist Tracks - Website
  • 🖳 Online Online MS in Applied Data Science - Website

Becker College

Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Bachelor in Data Science - Data Science - Website

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics - Graduate School of Business - Website
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - McCallum Graduate School of Business - Website
  • Master of Science In Marketing Analytics - Graduate School of Business - Website

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
  • BA in Statistics - College of Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Statistics - Website
  • 🖳 Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics - MET Computer Science Department - Website
  • 🖳 Online Graduate Certificate in Database Management and Business Intelligence - MET Computer Science Department - Website
  • M.S. in Applied Business Analytics - Metropolitan College - Website
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Questrom School of Business - Website
  • B.S. in Computer Science with Data Science Concentration - College of Arts & Sciences: Computer Science - Website

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - International Business School - Website
  • M.S. in Strategic Analytics - Division of Graduate Professional Studies - Website

Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Graduate School of Management - Website

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Data Science Concentration - Graduate - Website

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Data Science - Institute for Applied Computational Science - Website
  • M.S. in Health Data Science - Chan School of Public Health - Website
  • Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies - Extension School - Website
  • Master of Science in Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics - School of Public Health - Website
  • Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Website
  • 🖳 Online Online Professional Certificate in Data Science - Website

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Girard School of Business - Website
  • Master of Science in Data Science - Merrimack Department of Data Sciences - Website
  • 🖳 Online Online Master of Science in Data Science - Website

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
  • BS in Data Science - Khoury College of Computer Sciences - Website
  • 🖳 Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics - College of Computer and Information Sciences - Website
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - D’Amore-McKim School of Business - Website
  • M.S. in Data Science - Khoury College of Computer Sciences - Website
  • Master of Professional Studies in Analytics - College of Professional Studies - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Professional Studies in Informatics - College of Professional Studies - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Business Analytics - Interdisciplinary - Website
  • Master of Science in Data Science - Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences - Website
  • Master of Science in Health Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Health Informatics - College of Computer and Information Sciences - Website

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics - Undergraduate - Website

Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Bachelors in Statistical & Data Sciences - Statistical & Data Sciences - Website

Suffolk University Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Sawyer Business School - Website

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science (BSDS) - School of Engineering - Website
  • Certificate in Data Science - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering - Website
  • M.S. in Data Analytics - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Website
  • M.S. in Data Science - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering - Website

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business and Analytics - Isenberg School of Management - Website
  • Masters Concentration in Data Science - Center for Data Science - Website

University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Manning School of Business - Website

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - College of Management - Website

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth)

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
  • Data Science BS - College of Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Statistics - Website
  • Data Science MS - College of Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Statistics - Website

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Bachelors in Data Science - Data Science - Website
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Science - Data Science - Website
  • M.S. in Data Science - Arts and Sciences - Website
  • 🖳 Online MS in Data Science Online - Website
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