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Data has been called “the oil of the digital economy” because of its immense potential. UWF's Master of Science in Data Science program will give you the skills you need to innovate in a data-rich world.

Why Study Data Science at UWF?

The data landscape is rapidly changing and transforming nearly every discipline.

In UWF's Master of Science in Data Science program, you will develop expertise in mathematics, statistics, computer programming, data management, machine learning and visualization to meet the growing needs of industry, not-for-profits, government agencies and other organizations.

The Master of Science in Data Science is for students who hold bachelor’s degrees in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, business, health or related fields.

The program can be completed face-to-face or fully online.

What You Will Learn

The program offers three tracks to prepare you for an in-demand data science career: analytics and modeling, analytics of business decisions and health analytics.

You will develop sought-after techniques including statistical analysis, mathematical processes, regression modeling, multivariate methods, machine learning, database management and mining and big data analytics. These skills will enable you to produce reports, presentations and graphics that positively influence business decisions and trends.

You will have opportunities to join researchers within multiple departments, including mathematics and statistics, computer science, engineering and information technology. You will collaborate with graduate students from other disciplines as you tailor your curriculum to suit your career goals.

We offer graduate assistantships and financial-aid scholarships, as well as travel support for attending conference and giving presentations.

Courses will be offered using a blend of asynchronous online courses and traditional face-to-face courses that use a synchronous online format. Students in the program will be able to participate in class sessions remotely.

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.


With a focus on machine learning, software development, data storage and analysis and more, the analytics and modeling track prepares you for a career as a statistician, data engineer and project manager.

In the analytics of business decisions track, you will learn to use data to make business decisions, solve problems and improve efficiency. The coursework equips you with knowledge of statistical tools and programming, mathematical and statistical algorithms and operation management.

In the health analytics track, you will gain proficiency in the statistical skills needed in the healthcare industry. You will be trained to manage and analyze health data to address public health issues.

Interested in this program online?

Our online master’s degree in data science will train you to leverage data and information to help businesses make better strategic choices.

Visit Online Data Science M.S.