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Degree Programs at the School of Data Science and Society

Master of Applied Data Science

The online Master of Applied Data Science (MADS) is the first degree program for the School of Data Science and Society and is a partnership with 2U, Digital and Lifelong Learning and The Graduate School. Learn more about the degree online and apply today.

B.S. and B.A. in Data Science

UNC-Chapel Hill plans to launch a B.S. and a B.A. in data science in the fall of 2024. These degrees are pending approval by the UNC Board of Governors on Feb. 29, 2024. Please visit our webpage on undergraduate curriculum and stay tuned for further information about both degrees.

Future Degree Programs at the School of Data Science and Society

The School of Data Science and Society is in the process of developing multiple degree programs as well as certificate/modular programs in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences and other schools, that will launch in the next few years.

  • M.S. in Data Science, Residential
  • Ph.D in Data Science
  • Modular & Certificate Programs in Data Science

Data Science Degrees and Opportunities at Carolina

Where can I study data science at Carolina?

This is not an exhaustive list, but listed below are some opportunities to study data science through concentrations and degree programs here at the university. If you would like to add your program here, or want us to modify an existing listing or description, please contact us.

Data Science Minor, College of Arts and Sciences

Launched in the Fall 2021 and offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. The minor is designed to introduce students from any discipline to data science methods and applications, while simultaneously providing opportunities to explore its complex interactions with modern society.

Triple-I: Ideas, Information, & Inquiry, College of Arts and Sciences

Data Literacy Labs are a key component of the Ideas in Action Curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences. When registering for a Triple-I course, students will also register for a corresponding one-credit Data Literacy Lab which is a workshop-style class and is designed to introduce ways professional data analysts think about and manage data.

Data Analytics and Decision Making Concentration (MBA), Kenan-Flagler Business School

Through a targeted curriculum and a host of career-focused resources, students in the Data Analytics and Decision Making concentration will learn to make better decisions using data on behalf of modern organizations. Coursework will also help develop the ability to view business processes, operations and relationships systematically and analytically.

Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics, Carolina Health Informatics Program

The MPS is an interdisciplinary, 35-credit, non-thesis degree program. Graduates of the program will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Management of large-scale projects related to clinical and public health information systems
  • Development and evaluation of health information systems that impact clinical decision making and health care quality
  • Analysis and management of health data for improvement in clinical practice, biomedical research and public health services

Health Informatics (Ph.D.), Carolina Health Informatics Program

The PhD in Health Informatics program at UNC Chapel Hill prepares graduate students to contribute to the field of biomedical and health informatics studies through research, teaching and exposure to practical biomedical and health informatics challenges. The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) PhD trains scholars for careers in research and instruction as well as leadership roles in the industry.

Public Health Data Science Concentration (MPH), Gillings School of Global Public Health

The Public Health Data Science concentration, one of the first applied data science programs situated within a school of public health, provides the skills and knowledge to employ cutting-edge data science tools and, in turn, advance effective solutions to pressing public health issues.

Certificate in Applied Data Science (CADS), School of Information and Library Science

The Certificate in Applied Data Science (CADS) is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the modern workforce. Drawing on the data science expertise of the UNC School of Information and Library Science, the program offers focused training with a strong emphasis on practical workplace applications, including a practicum in which students will complete a project in a real-world setting.

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics and Decision Making, Kenan-Flagler Business School

MBA@UNC’s Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics & Decision Making focuses on skill development in sophisticated data analysis techniques to drive innovation, discover valuable new insights, optimize processes and improve organizational effectiveness.