Information on how to apply. Applications for fall 2021 will open in September 2020.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have reopened the application for fall 2020 entry. The application will be open until June 1, and we will admit applicants on a rolling basis. The GRE test requirement is suspended due to test cancellations, but if you have GRE scores, please include them. The English-language test requirement is not suspended; please see Brown's policies on TOEFL/IELTS and instructions for requesting a waiver. If you are eligible for a waiver, please request it at [email protected]. Please see the Apply section (click below) for details.
The Master’s Program in Data Science (Master of Science, ScM) prepares students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds for distinctive careers in data science. Rooted in a research collaboration between four strong academic departments (Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics), the master's program offers a unique and rigorous education for people building careers in data science.
The program is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the methods and algorithms of data science, to be achieved through a study of relevant topics in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, including machine learning, data mining, security and privacy, visualization, and data management. The program also provides experience in important, frontline data-science problems in a variety of fields, and introduces students to ethical and societal considerations surrounding data science and its applications.
Current Brown PhD students interested in applying for a doctoral certificate, see the doctoral certificate page. If you are interested in completing the ScM degree as a Brown PhD student, you may apply to the Open Graduate program. Brown undergraduates may apply to this program as a 5th-Year Master's Degree.
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