Best Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2022

The volume of data generated every day is growing exponentially, creating a steep demand for workers that can harness, analyze, and create value from the data available. Because of this, data science is one of the fastest growing fields today, and one of the best ways to break into the field is to pursue a master’s degree in the field. Fortune is launching its first-ever ranking of the top in-person master’s degree programs in data science.

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1. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan–Ann Arbor doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE or GMAT scores to qualify for its master’s degree program in data science. Two letters of recommendation are required and international students must submit TOEFL scores. The acceptance rate for this program was 5.3% for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must complete a minimum of 25 credits to graduate.

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2. Harvard University

Harvard University doesn’t require or accept GRE or GMAT scores from applicants to its master’s degree program in data science. Three letters of recommendation are required and international students must submit TOEFL scores. The acceptance rate for this program was 6.5% for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits to graduate.

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3. University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores to qualify for its master’s degree program in data science. Students admitted to this program for the 2020-2021 academic year had an average GPA of 3.68. Three letters of recommendation are required and international students must submit TOEFL scores. The acceptance rate for this program was 17.06% for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must complete a minimum of 31 credits to graduate.

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Best Online Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2022

The exponential growth in data has translated into demand for data scientists that greatly outpaces how fast universities can train them. But what are the best options if you’re looking to break into data science and don’t have time for in-person classes? To answer that question, Fortune built our first-ever ranking of online data science graduate programs.

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1. University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores to qualify for admission in its online master of computer science in data science program. Last year, the average student accepted to this program had a 3.5 undergraduate GPA. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. The acceptance rate for the program was 39% for the 2020-2021 year. No letters of recommendation are required.

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2. University of California—Berkeley

UC Berkeley applicants do not need to submit a GMAT or GRE score to be considered for admission into its master of information and data science program. Last year, the average student accepted to this program had a 725 GMAT score. The acceptance rate for the program was 40% for the 2020-2021 year. The UC Berkeley Graduate Division requires that international applicants (other than those from the U.K., Australia, or English-speaking Canada) submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Two letters of recommendation are required for the program and three letters of recommendation are required for those applying for the 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science program.

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3. Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University applicants do not need to submit GMAT or GRE scores to be considered for admission into its online master of science in data science program. Last year, the average student accepted to this program had a 3.3 undergraduate GPA. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. The acceptance rate for the program was 53% for the 2020-2021 year. No letters of recommendation are required.

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Best Online Master’s in Computer Science Degrees in 2022

Information technology has defined the modern business landscape and become a dominant industry of its own, with no signs of slowing down. The sector needs more well-trained professionals to match this growth—and computer science degree programs seek to meet this demand. Fortune has ranked online master’s degree programs in computer science for prospective students looking for a way to enter this flourishing industry—while taking advantage of remote education. In total, we included 13 programs in the 2022 list.

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1. Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University doesn’t require applicants to submit a GRE score to qualify for admission into its online master’s degree program in computer science. Last year, students accepted into this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2. The program had an acceptance rate of 52% in the 2020-2021 academic year and three letters of recommendation are required for admission to the 30 credit-hour program.

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2. Colorado State University

Colorado State University doesn’t require applicants to submit a GRE score to qualify for admission into its online master’s degree program in computer science, but submitting scores is recommended. Last year, students accepted into this program had a 3.2 undergraduate GPA, on average. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores and the program had an acceptance rate of 50% in the 2020-2021 academic year. Three letters of recommendation are required for the 35 credit-hour program.

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3. Syracuse University

Syracuse University doesn’t require applicants to submit a GRE score to qualify for admission into its online master’s degree program in computer science. Last year, students accepted into this program had a 3.25 undergraduate GPA, on average. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores and the program had an acceptance rate of 40% in the 2020-2021 academic year. Two letters of recommendation are required for the 30 credit-hour program.

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Best Online Master’s in Cybersecurity Degrees in 2022

Across sectors, ransomware attacks and threats are on the rise, making the cybersecurity industry one of the fastest-growing and most critical industries in the world. Companies, governments and organizations will need more experts to keep their data—and your data—safe from bad actors. To meet this demand, graduate degrees in the field continue to expand and develop. For those seeking a flexible way to enter the cybersecurity arena, Fortune has ranked the top online master’s in cybersecurity programs in 2022. In total, we included 20 programs in this year’s list.

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1. University of California–Berkeley

The University of California–Berkeley doesn’t require applicants to submit a GRE score to qualify for admission into its online master’s degree program in information and cybersecurity. Last year, students accepted into this program had a 3.46 undergraduate GPA and 10 years of work experience, on average. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores and the program has a one-year retention rate of 95%. Two letters of recommendation are required for the 27 credit-hour program.

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2. Yeshiva University (Katz)

Yeshiva University (Katz) doesn’t require applicants to submit a GRE score to qualify for admission into its online master’s degree program in cybersecurity. Last year, students accepted into this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.32 and more than four years of work experience. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores and the program has a one-year retention rate of 100%. Two letters of recommendation are recommended, but not required, for the 30 credit-hour program.

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3. Western Governors University

Western Governors University doesn’t require applicants to submit a GRE score to qualify for admission into its online master’s degree program in cybersecurity. However, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, a business degree, or a degree with a similar quantitative focus. Applicants can also hold any bachelor’s degree and have two years of related work experience, a relevant and current IT certification, or related IT coursework. Last year, students accepted into this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.0. International applicants aren’t required to submit a TOEFL score and the program has a one-year retention rate of 76.8%.

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