Data Science Accelerated Master's

Fast track with the Accelerated Master's in Data Science (BS-MS, BA-MS) Program. Earn both your bachelor's and master's in Data Science in five years of full-time study. The accelerated Data Science Master's Program provides a pathway for strong Michigan Tech undergraduate students to obtain a master's degree with just one additional year of study.

"Participating in the accelerated data science masters allows me to increase the depth of my skills and improve my versatility in the job market for only an additional year of study. Data science perfectly blends three of my biggest passions: science, mathematics, and statistics"Nathaneal Judge, Accelerated Masters Data Science

Increasingly, a graduate degree is required for many analytically-based employment opportunities, and is necessary for career advancement. The Master of Science in Data Science is a course-work only degree option requiring 30 credits of approved courses; the accelerated master's option allows Michigan Tech undergraduates to count up to 6 approved credits as doubled, toward both the master's and an undergraduate degree program. Enrollment in this program will give you a broad-based education in data mining, predictive analytics, visualization, communication, and business acumen. There is extensive flexibility in the program to cater to your interests in one or more scientific domains.

Accelerated MS Requirements


Undergraduate students must apply for admission to the accelerated master’s program though the standard Graduate School application process during the latter part of their junior year or early in their senior year. Interested students should talk with the Director of Data Science during their junior year.

All bachelor’s degree seeking students from Michigan Tech with a cumulative graduating GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to enter the Accelerated Master’s in Data Science Program.

Students already enrolled in a graduate program may not retroactively enroll in the Accelerated Master’s in Data Science Program.


  • The Accelerated Master’s in Data Science degree requires 30 credits of approved coursework.
  • All coursework must be completed within 5 years from admission to the Michigan Tech. Graduate School and the Accelerated Master’s in Data Science Program.
  • Under Senior Rule, a student may take up to 10 credit hours of the credits toward the Accelerated Master’s in Data Science degree while an undergraduate. Senior Rule credits are independent of double-counted credits.
  • All dual-counted courses applied to the Accelerated Master’s in Data Science degree must have a grade of B or higher. Please see the official policy for a list of courses that can be dually counted.


Only students in good academic standing, as defined by the Graduate School, are eligible to enter the Accelerated MS program. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).


Upon acceptance, each student must meet with the data science graduate program director to document the specific double-counted courses and allowed senior rule courses. The student will also be assigned an academic advisor to craft a coursework plan for graduation.

Program Resources

Accelerated MS Policy