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Data Science

Accelerated Data Science Program: Bachelor's/MPS Program Option

Application Dates

The application deadline for Fall 2019 is August 1st
Fall 2019 Classes Start: August 28, 2019

UMBC undergraduate students have the option of applying to the accelerated Data Science Bachelor's/MPS program in their junior or senior year and may take up to nine graduate credits that can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students benefit by shortening the time to degree completion, experience the cost savings of taking graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rates, experience flexible learning options (some courses taught in evening or in hybrid format) and gain practical knowledge and skills.

Admissions Requirements for CMSC students

*Note that the three courses mentioned above have certain prerequisites. Students are suggested to take MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 221, CMSC 201, CMSC 202, and CMSC 203 in their first and second years if they are interested in this accelerated Bachelor/MPS degree focusing on Data Science.

Admissions Requirements for non-CMSC students

Application Process

How it Works

Fall of 4th year Spring of 4th year Fall of 5th year Spring of 5th year
DATA 601
BS/BA courses
DATA 602
ENMG 652
BS/BA courses
DATA 603
DATA 604
DATA 605
Pathway Course-1
DATA 606
Pathway Course-2
Pathway Course-3

Accelerated Bachelor/MPS Program Regulations and Procedures

Once admitted to the combined program, the student must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average. No more than two “C” grades may be received in all courses taken after admission. If the GPA falls below 3.0 or if more than two “C” grades are received, the student will be removed from the combined program. This does not affect the student’s eligibility for the bachelor degree under normal University undergraduate requirements. Any one “D” or “F” also results in removal from the combined program.

Students in the combined program must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School before the application deadline during the semester in which the course work for the bachelor degree is completed. No more than 9 credits of graduate courses may be taken while the student is paying undergraduate tuition.

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