University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Data Science (MDS)

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,333

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.


The need for qualified, well-trained data science professionals spans virtually every industry. The Master of Data Science program prepares students for careers in data science by providing a diverse and coprehensive understanding of core data science skills through an ethical lens with a focus on spatial-temporal data.

The Master of Data Science may be completed on a full- or part-time basis, allowing students greater flexibility during their degree. Students are expected to complete the program in three to six semesters. In keeping with market demand, the program offers a unique emphasis on spatial-temporal data to support businesses’ need for data collected over time and across geographic regions.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Honour’s Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum average of 70% (B-) in the last four semesters of study with:
  • A major or minor in data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field; or
  • Working knowledge of statistics and computer programming, demonstrated through completion of university or college level degree credit courses equivalent to the following U of G courses: STAT*3240 and CIS*2500.
  • * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 13, 2022