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Masters in Data Science

Take your analytical skills to the next level with our Portland-based Masters program designed for working professionals and recent graduates.

Data science has emerged as an invaluable tool for scientists, scholars and decision makers in virtually every field. They’re tracking trends in real time, analyzing the impact of policy decisions, and helping businesses and nonprofits respond to the needs of the people they serve.

Our one-year master’s program will equip you with the advanced technical skills, in-depth knowledge and ethically informed perspective you need to excel as a data scientist. And you’ll work closely with some of the nation’s top educators every step of the way.

You’ll gain experience in multiple data science environments and applications, and you can delve into specific areas like data privacy, visualization, marketing analytics and finance. You’ll also add to your professional portfolio by planning and executing a data science project on campus or as part of an internship off campus.

Our connections with the Oregon State Capitol and Salem Health — not to mention an alumni network that spans companies like Intel, Google and Disney — will open the door to powerful learning experiences and potential job opportunities. You’ll create knowledge, inform decision makers and emerge as a valuable asset wherever your career path leads.

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About this program

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Featured Alumni

Data Science

Colleen Smyth BA’15, MS’21

  • A high school math teacher who works for Portland Public Schools
  • Sought an MS in Data Science to complement her current job and expand future possibilities
  • Applied her degree inside the classroom and out before she graduated
Data Science

CorDarryl Hall MBA'19

  • Data analyst at Intel
  • Raised in a troubled home on Chicago’s South Side, graduated in the top 10% of his class, earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration
  • MBA gave him foundation in data modeling and storytelling
Data Science

Paimon Jaberi '17, MBA'18

  • Business intelligence analyst for the Seahawks
  • Analyzes data related to ticket sales, fan preferences, stadium operations
  • BA/MBA taught him how to analyze complex data sets and become a polished presenter
Willamette University

MS in Data Science

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Portland Oregon 97227 U.S.A.