Data Science in 100 seconds: Program Director, Susan Davidson

Fast Facts

Admission Requirements

Program of Study

Ten Courses:

  • Foundations (two course units)
  • Core Requirements (three course units)
  • Technical and Depth Area Electives (five course units)

Information re: Data Science (DATS) Minor can be accessed here

Information re: A comparison between Scientific Computing and Data Science can be accessed here

Meet Our Community

Introduction to Data Science

The emerging discipline of data science has become essential to making decisions, understanding observations, and solving problems in today’s world. Read more

Program Overview

Penn’s Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Data Science prepares students for a wide range of data-centric careers, whether in technology and engineering, consulting, science, policy-making, or understanding patterns in literature, art or communications.

The Data Science Program can typically be completed in one-and-a-half to two years. It blends leading-edge courses in core topics such as machine learning, big data analytics, and statistics, with a variety of electives and an opportunity to apply these techniques in a domain specialization – a depth area – of choice. Read more

Data Science at Penn

Penn provides the perfect environment for data science enthusiasts, with its strong cross-disciplinary traditions. Biomedical informatics, communications and public policy, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and data privacy are of broad interest across campus. Read more