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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, MS

Master of Science in Data Science and AI

Data scientists with advanced skills in machine learning, data visualization and analytics, are leading today's commercial, institutional, and non-profit organizations into the future. Data and artificial intelligence (AI) masters who can harness the power of data-driven decision making are in high demand. 

The University of Central Missouri’s master’s in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is designed to prepare you for the ever-evolving field of AI technology and data analytics. As a Data Science and Artificial Intelligence master’s student, you'll explore the unity between data science and artificial intelligence, gaining a deep understanding of machine learning, data visualization, big data analytics, natural language processing and more. 

Graduate from UCM with your master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science ready to tackle challenges in whatever industry you choose, such as, health care or business.

Flexible data science and artificial intelligence learning opportunities

Courses for UCM Data Science and AI master’s students can be flexed to fit your life. Take your data science classes online, in-person, during the day or evening and even on the weekends. Pursue your MS in Data Science and AI without sacrificing your professional or personal life.

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Xiaodong Yue, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
W.C. Morris Building, Room 206C
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-4847

College of Health Science and Technology

Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity

Computer Science

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Growing demand for graduates

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State-of-the-art labs and equipment

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 Flexible course scheduling

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What you will study

In the Data Science and AI master’s program at UCM, you will dive deep into a curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, equipping you to excel in the dynamic field of data science and AI. Throughout the program, you will explore topics such as:

  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Data Visualization
  • Big data analytics
  • Natural language processing 


Excellence in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

  • 95%: UCM Computer Science master’s degree graduates are employed within six months
  • #1: Most Popular Master’s Degree College for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri (College Factual)


Unique learning opportunities in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

The University of Central Missouri’s Data Science and Artificial Intelligence master’s degree offers a range of unique learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom experiences, ensuring you gain practical skills and valuable insights for your future data science and AI career. Some of these experiential learning opportunities include:

  • Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC): Benefit from our strategic location in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The MIC is surrounded by technology companies, startups and research institutions. This provides you with access to internships, networking events and industry partnerships.
  • Hackathons and Competitions: Participate in data science hackathons and competitions, where you can showcase your skills and creativity while competing with peers from various institutions. These events offer a platform to learn from others and test your problem-solving abilities.
  • Research Opportunities: Collaborate with faculty members who are actively involved in cutting-edge research in data science and AI. Engaging in research projects can deepen your understanding of advanced topics and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of data science.


What can you do with a degree in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence from UCM?

The University of Central Missouri provides you with a Data Science and AI graduate degree that opens doors professionally. 

Many Fortune 500 companies have hired UCM Data Science graduates such as:

  • Boeing
  • Garmin
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan 
  • Mastercard
  • T-Mobile

Advance your data science career!

As a Data Science and Artificial Intelligence master’s student, you have the opportunity to maximize your potential. Learn more about job outlooks, salary expectations and more.




Financial assistance options for your Data Science and Artificial Intelligence master’s program

Get the most value out of your Artificial Intelligence and Data Science master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri. We help make paying for college easier by providing competitive tuition rates. 

We also offer many ways to finance your college education for low student debt. For example, you can work as a tutor or teaching assistant while gaining work experience and developing leadership skills.


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