Belhaven University Has Launched A Master Of Science In Data Science Program

By Amit Chowdhry ● Feb 11, 2024

Belhaven University has announced the launch of the Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) degree program, with classes set to start on April 29, 2024. This online degree will help prepare students for a next-generation career in data science and analytics.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that data science jobs will be one of the most popular fields over the next decade.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced a $10 billion project coming to Central Mississippi, which is expected to create hundreds of data science-related jobs. And Belhaven University officials say they are ready to train and prepare students to fill those jobs.

The tuition for the entire 30-credit hour MSDS program is only $9,975 – making it one of the nation’s most affordable accredited data science programs. And the online classes are self-paced, meaning students can finish courses on their own timeline and in seven-week offerings.

The jobs in this field are in high demand and include everything from data scientist, senior data analyst, business intelligence analyst, and data engineer to data product manager, quantitative analyst, and market research analyst.


“Earning an MSDS degree opens doors to diverse career opportunities in today’s data-driven world, enhancing prospects in fields such as finance, healthcare, and technology. This program is perfectly timed to integrate with new business developments in the state.”

“The University has pulled together faculty who are committed to making students experts in analytics and modeling, helping them understand complex data, extract insights, improve processes, create predictive models, and problem-solve by analyzing data.” 

“Whether your training is in business, mathematics, computer science, social sciences, or engineering, data science merges skills from various fields making it an ideal choice for diverse interests.”

– School of Business Dean Dr. Brett Andrews