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Program Tuition

Tuition and course fees displayed are for Summer 2024, Autumn 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025. Visit the Office of the University Bursar website for information on quarterly and occasional fees, as well as information about tuition rates.

  • Tuition for the MS in Applied Data Science program: $5,967 per course/$71,604 total tuition**
  • Program Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable): $1,500 (credited toward your first quarter’s tuition balance)

* Enrolling in a program of study includes additional costs beyond the tuition listed here. For a full list of direct and indirect expenses associated with the cost of attendance, please visit the Cost of Attendance page of the Graduate Financial Aid Office website.

Note: Tuition is expected to increase 3-7% per year.

** The program awards merit-based scholarships.

Noncredit Courses

  • Career Seminar (required unless eligible to waive): $0
  • Introduction to Statistical Concepts (optional): $0
  • R Foundational Course (optional): $0
  • Python Foundational Course (optional): $0
  • Advanced Linear Algebra for Machine Learning (optional): $0

The Data Science Institute Scholarship

Each year the MS in Applied Data Science offers a number of partial tuition scholarships to academically competitive applicants. There is no separate application for these scholarships. A limited number of awards are available, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the early application deadline.

Other Scholarships

Students are encouraged to investigate scholarships offered through various civic and professional organizations, foundations and state agencies. One place to search for scholarships is the financial aid information web page sponsored by the National Association of Student Aid Administration.

Financial Aid

Merit scholarships are available for eligible applicants. Once you apply to the program, you will be automatically considered for a scholarship. Early applications are highly encouraged.

In addition, if you are interested in financial aid to help finance your graduate education, once admitted, you will work with the University of Chicago’s Student Loan Administration office.

To understand the types of financial assistance available and to gather additional information, please visit the Graduate Aid page. For international student funding options, please visit the International Student Funding Options page.

To find out if you are eligible for federal loans, please visit our Aid Eligibility page. We have administrative systems in place to assist students in applying for financial aid upon admission to programs. Please visit our Tuition, Financing, and Billing page for more information.

For information and assistance with employer tuition benefits, please visit the website of the Bursar.

If you are interested in financial aid through student employment, please visit the Student Employment website.

Visit our FAQ page for additional information.

Start Your Application Today

The application portal for entrance in Autumn 2024 is open! The final deadline for full- and part-time entrance in Autumn 2024 is June 19, 2024.

The In-Person program admits full- and part-time students for entrance in autumn quarter annually. The Online program admits full- and part-time students for entrance in autumn quarter. Online program part-time students may also begin the program in spring quarter.