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Master of Science in Data Science

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What can I do with a Master of Science in Data Science?

Data Scientist Machine Learning Engineer Machine Learning Scientist Application Architect Enterprise Architect Data Architect

Keys to Success

Expanding the roster of the School of Computer Science and Engineering by providing career enhancement for current professionals to advance into master’s-level positions, South College’s Master of Science in Data Science program is fully online and intentionally targeted. The Master of Science in Data Science degree program is intended to attract professionals who desire to start on the path with career advancement, with a short path to completion.

Graduate programs, like the South College Master of Science in Data Science program, are designed to be short and targeted to a specific career path. Unlike other institutions, which rely on a single graduate degree with open electives, our Master of Science in Data Science program requires specific courses aligned with necessary skills, taking students on a direct path over 40 weeks to acquire those skills and embark on a path of lifelong learning.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in Data Science - South College

Continuing Education

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Specialization opportunities in programs in Network Administration, Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity, Software Development

Accreditation or Approval

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions.

Success at South College

Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
Anjali Doshi

I am currently in the Bachelor’s of Business Administration program with a Concentration in Accounting. I felt that given my personal interests, strengths, and skills, that a career in accounting would be the right choice. Also, I wanted to choose something that had the potential to allow work/life balance in the future as both are important to me.

- Anjali Doshi, Bachelor of Business Administration
Eric Lee Miller - South College Student Success Story

I like South College because of the other students and the teachers that go out of their way to make sure you are good. The administration seems to really care. That’s what I like about South College – we are family.

- Eric Lee Miller, Associate of Science in Business Administration
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