Master’s in Data Science Programs in Delaware

Wondering if the First State should come first in your education? Check out this guide to earning a Delaware data science degree. Here you’ll find information on research groups, online degrees, scholarships, events, meetups, and jobs.


Syracuse University


Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Data Science can be completed in as few as 18 months.

  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • No GRE scores required to apply

Southern Methodist University


Master of Science in Data Science

Earn your MS in Data Science at SMU, where you can specialize in Machine Learning or Business Analytics, and complete in as few as 20 months.

  • No GRE required.
  • Complete in as little as 20 months.

University of California, Berkeley


Master of Information and Data Science

Earn your Master’s in Data Science online from UC Berkeley in as few as 12 months.

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • No GRE required

Syracuse University


Master of Science in Business Analytics

Looking to become a data-savvy leader? Earn your online Master of Science in Business Analytics from Syracuse University.

  • As few as 18 months to complete 
  • No GRE required to apply


Studying Data Science in Delaware

Demand certainly exists – in 2022, the map of CompTIA’s Cyberstates noted that 5.1% of the workforce was employed in tech industries.

Data science related activity is ramping up in the state, though. The Delaware Technology Park houses promising companies, financial tech continues to be a huge economic driver, and First State Innovation (FSI) is eager to help new businesses find angel and seed capital.

Data Science Research & Initiatives at Delaware Universities

Depending on your degree, you might work with academics in:

Online Data Science Programs in Delaware

The University of Delaware has a couple of distance learning options, which you can assess by glancing at our tips on what to look for in an online data science program.

Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science

Offered by the Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB), UD’s online Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics is designed for working professionals.

In addition to core competencies, you’ll gain exposure to real-world applications in fields such as genomic medicine, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and agriculture. And you can earn graduate-level college credits for an MS or PhD.

Online Master’s Degrees in Data Science

UD’s online Master of Science in Applied Statistics is run by the data science & stats experts in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics. It’s a little heavy on statistical theory, but it still includes exposure to key software tools such as SAS, JMP, and R.

Data Science Bootcamps

Live in Delaware and hoping to enter the field of data science or data analytics? Consider attending a bootcamp! Bootcamps are intensive educational programs focused on introducing participants to new subjects. Bootcamps in Delaware may be dedicated to data science, which is the study of developing knowledge from information; data analytics, the more practice-minded approach of drawing conclusions from information; or a combination of data science and data analytics. Visit our guides if you’re interested in learning more about data science bootcamps or data analytics bootcamps in Delaware.

Data Science Scholarships in Delaware

For this section, we chose to focus on UD aid that could be applied to the data programs in our directory. But the bucks don’t stop here! The Office of Graduate and Professional Education has an entire section on funding opportunities, including info on general UD assistantships & scholarships.

University of Delaware

  • MBA Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships: Assistantships are offered to exceptionally qualified full-time applicants. Most assistantships are partial – in return for 10 hours of work per week, students receive a $4,500 stipend per term and 50% tuition scholarship in the fall & spring semesters. No separate application form is required. Exceptional full-time MBA students (e.g. MBA in Business Analytics) are automatically eligible for two-year graduate scholarships that cover up to 50% of tuition. No separate application form is required.
  • PSM in Bioinformatics Industry Internships: Professional master’s students are eligible for paid internships. These tend to be available from industry partners (e.g. DuPont), government agencies, and other participating institutions.

Data Science Events in Delaware

Data Science Meetups & Communities in Delaware

We’ll tell you true – Philadelphia may have data science meetups. If you can’t bear the thought of crossing the state line, many tech aficionados in the Newark & Wilmington area belong to the following group:

  1. Delaware Tech Meetup: Though it’s not devoted to data science per se, this Wilmington group is a place to talk about local tech initiatives, network with startup founders, and share ideas. It meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Data Science Conferences & Workshops in Delaware

Major data science conferences (e.g. Strata Data ConferencePredictive Analytics WorldIEEE ConferencesSIGKDDThe Machine Learning Conference etc.) rarely visit Delaware. However, if you’re in the Wilmington area, you’re right next to events in Philadelphia and not far from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. One option:

  1. Tech2gether: Held in Wilmington, this popular conference attracts data scientists from throughout the tri-state region. The program showcases new technology and allows for networking opportunities.

Data Science Jobs in Delaware

We should also mention that for legal and financial reasons, tech startups often incorporate in Delaware. This doesn’t mean they’re physically based in Delaware; it just means that they’re favoring Delaware’s corporate laws and regulations.

Data Scientist Salaries in Delaware

According to data from the O*NET OnLine in 2020, data scientists made an average $98,230 per year in Delaware.

Last updated: April 2022

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