Costs & Financial Aid


The Master of Science in Data Science is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by faculty from six UW departments, in collaboration with UW Professional & Continuing Education.

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state resident students and non-resident students. In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees.

Fees are due at the start of each quarter and are subject to change without notice.

Cost per credit: $995
Minimum number of credits required: 45
Estimated total cost of degree:* $44,775

*Estimate is based on 2016-2017 rates and does not include costs for textbooks and laptop-scale computing resources. A portion of the course fees is used to defray the cost of receptions, food and non-alcoholic beverages served at program events and activities, and graduation mementoes.

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Students in the program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for tuition exemptions or University grants.

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if such a program is available.