Master of Science in Data Science atUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Department Of Computer Science


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The Master of Science in Data Science program prepares graduate students for a professional career in the field of big data
  • Students will be equipped with fundamental knowledge and skills in data science and analytics, including:
  • modeling and quantitative analysis of massive datasets,
  • application of such technologies in strategic decisions,
  • critical skills for collecting and managing massive datasets, and
  • implementation of efficient solutions to real-world big data problems using the most appropriate algorithmic techniques and software development tools available
  • The program includes a set of core required courses and provides an opportunity for students to select from a wide range of electives related to data analytics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, business intelligence, and cybersecurity
  • The program is defined in terms of either of two plans:
  • Plan II: 30 credit hours of courses (course work only; does not require a thesis), among which at least 21 credit hours must be CS graduate courses
  • Students will study courses like Database Application Development, Database Systems, Advanced Algorithms and Applications, Machine Learning, Foundations of Data Science, etc.
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  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #169

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021

    • #148

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #147

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 16,60,478
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 2,26,195
TotalINR 2,26,195

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.6


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 16ᵗʰ December 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university or a recognized university from abroad
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • The following courses, or their equivalents, are required of all applicants before they can apply to this program
    • Introduction to Computer Science in Python (waived for applicants with two years of working experience in the computing/IT field). Any Introduction to Programming course that uses a 3rd generation programming language such as Java, C/C++, Basic, and Pascal, can be counted as an equivalent of this course
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • A mathematics background equivalent to two terms of calculus (differential and integral calculus) is also required. Online equivalents of these prerequisites may be acceptable, if they provide the same (or more) coverage
  • Probability and Statistics in Computer Science is also required but can be taken after the student is admitted

3 year degree accepted



Marks - 80/120


Marks - 53/90


Marks - 6.5/9


Marks - 120/160

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Additional documents required

  • Original transcripts/mark sheets bearing an official stamp must be submitted to the Graduate School. Copied, faxed, or scanned transcripts are considered unofficial
  • A separate statement confirming degree conferral (degree statement) bearing an official stamp is also required
  • Transcripts and degree statements must be in the original language of the international institution as well as in English. Applicants submitting an approved transcript evaluation (World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators) are not required to submit English translations
  • Submit English Proficiency Scores

Step 2: Start your online application

Step 3: Application fees for this course

Step 4: Application deadline

Joseph F. Volker International Scholarship
Rs. 1,22,445
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more
Caroline and Charles W. Ireland International Student Scholarship
Rs. 1,63,260
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more

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