Master of Science in Computational Data Science

Extract knowledge from big data with the Master of Science in Computational Data Science in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. You can enroll in the 30-credit-hour degree program as a part- or full-time student. Once you graduate, you’ll be prepared to fill the growing demand for data scientists in a range of industries from education to government. The program will also ready you for further graduate studies, research positions or teaching careers.

As a student, you’ll dig deep into computational analytics and explore techniques and theories steeped in computer science, mathematics and statistics. Throughout the program, you’ll learn how to analyze large quantities of data and discover the knowledge necessary to fuel cutting-edge developments. Data science is used to make complex decisions in a wide range of data-rich domains, such as biomedical science, defense and security, education, engineering, geoscience, physical science, and social science. 

You’ll gain a strong foundation in algorithmic, computational and statistical thinking as well as the inner-workings of computer systems. Toward the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to pursue topics related to your academic and professional interests with the three-credit Master’s Project or the more advanced six-credit Master’s Thesis.

Classes & Curriculum

The Computational Data Science MS program is a 30-credit degree culminating in the Master’s Project. Required courses you will take during your studies include

  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Operating Systems, and
  • Principles of Data Management.

Learn more about Computational Data Science MS courses.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,301.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,696.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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