Ph.D. in Data Science
The Ph.D. program in Data Science offers the opportunity to conduct research in New York, or at NYU Shanghai. Applicants who are interested in opportunities at Abu Dhabi or Shanghai should indicate their interest in the campus section of the application.
M.S. in Data Science Educational Prerequisites
To be considered for the program, you will be required to have completed the following (or equivalents, e.g. MOOCs certification or course credit):
- Calculus I: limits, derivatives, series, integrals, etc.
- Linear Algebra
- Intro to Computer Science (or an equivalent “CS-101” programming course): We have no set requirements as regards specific languages, but we generally expect serious academic and/or professional experience with Python and/or R at a minimum.
- One of Calculus II, Probability, Statistics, or an advanced physics, engineering, or econometrics course with heavy mathematical content
Non-degree applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or applicants who hold a current H1-B visa, must use the online application to apply. Other non-degree applicants must follow special instructions. Refer to Application Policies for more information. As part of the application, all applicants must provide a final and official academic transcript showing proof that the bachelor’s degree or equivalent was conferred, including all courses with grades received. The TOEFL is required of applicants who are not native English speakers. The GRE, letters of recommendation, and résumé are also required. The statement of academic purpose should explain why you want to attend the program as a non-degree student and describe the courses you plan on taking.