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The MSDS program can be pursued by PhD students at UVA who desire to enter into careers using data-driven approaches.

While working toward a PhD, students can learn and apply new data science techniques to their research. In some cases, MSDS courses can be applied as transfer credit toward the PhD program requirements.

If you have interest in supplementing your PhD at UVA with an MSDS degree, or if you’d like more information, email us at

Those wishing to apply to the PhD MSDS must complete the Intent to Apply Form