Master of Computer Science in Data Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program Details

The online Master of Computer Science in Data Science equips learners with knowledge from Illinois faculty who have produced seminal research in data sciences. Students gain graduate-level expertise in four core areas of computer science: data visualization, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing. At the same time, students can build valuable skills sets in statistics and information science with courses taught in collaboration with the University’s Department of Statistics and the School of Information Sciences.


  • A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
    • Applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science must have sufficient background in computer programming, data structures and algorithms, computer architecture, and theory of computation
  • CV/Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • A 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The GRE test scores are recommended, but not required
  • If your native language is not English, the TOEFL or IELTS Exams may be required 

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission