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Data Science and Analytics (MSc)

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Program Overview

Format: One-year full-time or two-year part-time (MSc)

Degree Earned: Master of Science

This unique one-year Master of Science (MSc) degree program enables students to develop interdisciplinary skills and gain a deep understanding of technical and applied knowledge in data science and analytics. Graduates are highly trained, qualified data scientists who can pursue careers in industry, government or research.

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At a Glance

MA
  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent degree) from an accredited institution in engineering, science, business, economics or a related discipline
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program specific requirements

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

  • Domain knowledge
  • Machine learning
  • Math
  • Operations research
  • Programming
  • Statistics
  • Advanced Data Visualization
  • Bayesian Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Prescriptive Analysis
  • Designs of Algorithms and Programming for Massive Data
  • Interactive Learning in Decision Processes
  • Machine Learning
  • Management of Big Data and Big Data Tools
  • NLP (Text Mining)
  • Social Media Analytics

Data Science and Analytics (MSc) graduate program calendar

  • Students can apply to participate in DMZ programming, where they have the opportunity to create their own startups or work with companies engaged in big data and data science.
  • Students may have direct access to various international partners and/or exchange programs to enhance their learning experience.
  • Ryerson’s Big Data Initiative (BDI) spans many academic units and research areas. The Data Science Laboratory, RC4 High Performance Computing Facility, and Privacy and Big Data Institute are part of Ryerson’s cross-university BDI agenda to develop new tools and apply them to advance organizational performance across sectors.
  • The program engages with various industry and government partners from diverse domains.

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Ayse Bener
Graduate Program Director
PhD, Information Systems, London School of Economics
Research areas: machine learning, recommender systems and big data applications
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 3155
Email: ayse.bener@ryerson.ca

Igor Rosic
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 554836
Email: datascigrad@ryerson.ca

Marcia Hon , external link

Student Profile, external link

Marcia Hon (data science and analytics MSc alumna) reflects on how the program propelled her career to land a job with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Data Science and Analytics (MSc).

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.

Funding

At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Research

As an urban innovation university, Ryerson offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.