Data Science Masters


The Master of Science in Data Science is a self-sustaining, fee-based program. Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state residents and nonresidents alike. The estimate below is based on 2021-2022 rates and is subject to change without notice.

Cost per credit: $1,075
Number of credits required: 45
Total estimated cost:* $48,375

*A portion of the course fees is used to defray the cost of receptions, food and non-alcoholic beverages served at program events and activities, and graduation mementos.

In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration, technology and U-PASS fees.

Financial Aid

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid programs, which include student loans. We encourage you to apply for financial aid as early as possible. To apply for federal financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal school code for the University of Washington is 003798.

Other Funding Options

Students admitted to the Master of Science in Data Science program may be eligible for the following funding options:

  • Merit & Opportunity Scholarships: The Master of Science in Data Science program offers some partial scholarships to admitted and returning students on a competitive basis.
  • GO-MAP Graduate Supplemental Awards: Students in the Master of Science in Data Science program are eligible to be nominated for a GO-MAP Graduate Supplemental Award.
  • Employer Provided Tuition Benefits: Many companies provide full or partial tuition reimbursement to their employees.
  • Veterans Benefits: Military service members and veterans can learn more about their educational benefits by contacting the UW Veterans Benefits Office.
  • Graduate Funding Information Services (GFIS): GFIS assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

Fee-based and self-sustaining programs, such as the Master of Science in Data Science, are not covered by the Tuition Exemption Program for Washington state employees.