Master’s in Data Science Programs in Montana

Going to Big Sky Country to study big data? We’ve scoured the state’s graduate schools to deliver a list of all the data science programs in Montana. Read on to connect to data scholarships, events and employers.


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 Montana

Groups like the Montana High Tech Business Alliance are helping to keep Montana a state for tech entrepreneurs. One challenge for most companies looking to break into data science is having a skill-ready workforce to tap into and getting graduates to stay in Montana.

Data Science Research & Initiatives at Montana Universities

  • The University of Montana Data Science Initiative (DSI) draws a diverse set of researchers to find data-driven solutions in sectors as diverse as journalism and healthcare. Much of the DSI research emanates from the Statistics and Applied Math Core in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, but it’s all cross-disciplinary. Recent research involves analyzing Twitter data to understand African Americans’ opinions on higher education court cases, examining hospital bills to detect Medicare fraud, and visualizing seismic data.

Online Data Science Programs in Montana

The Academic Degree Program Inventory on the Montana University System website ensures you’ll be the first to know about new online options like the one below.

Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science

A Health Care Informatics graduate certificate is offered at Montana Tech. The program takes students with a bachelor’s degree in an IT discipline (or work experience with a baccalaureate in another discipline) and gives them healthcare administration skills. Or vice versa — healthcare staff get IT skills. Certificate holders work can contend for jobs in hospitals that don’t require patient care — for example, as systems analysts who streamline patient intake procedures or specialists who train healthcare workers on database use.

Data Science Bootcamps in Montana

If you’re in Montana and looking to pursue a career in data science or data analytics, a data science or data analytics bootcamp may help you. Bootcamps are short, intensive training programs meant to introduce students to the basics of the fields. Bootcamps in Montana may focus exclusively on data science, the study of how knowledge is generally derived from raw data; data analytics, the process by which specific conclusions can be drawn from data; or both data science and data analytics. See our guides to learn more about data science bootcamps or data analytics bootcamps in Montana.

Data Science Scholarships in Montana

Montana doesn’t have a lot of universities, but it has a decent amount of data science scholarships thanks to one of its flagship campuses:

University of Montana

  • School of Business Administration Scholarships: Full-time grad students in the Business Analytics program are eligible alongside their MBA and MAcct counterparts for departmental awards. Each scholarship is worth a different amount and has its own eligibility criteria, but students can apply for all awards with a single scholarship application.

Data Science Events in Montana

Data Science Meetups & Communities in Montana

There are few communities of data science enthusiasts off of college campuses. The following is an exception:

  1. Bozeman Area R useR Group: Love R and live in Bozeman? This group of useRs meets once a month, typically in the Montana State University library, to learn from area academics and professionals how to better leverage the program to solve statistical problems.

Data Science Jobs in Montana

There’s been some talk about how Bozeman is the new tech boomtown. But there’s plenty to be found across the state. DataSmart Solutions, a small company in Helena, specializes in using predictive analytics to help healthcare providers and insurers lower costs while improving patient care. Diamond B Technology Solutions, headquartered in Billings, uses analytics software from another Billings company, salesfloorLIVE, to mine customers’ data and help them fine-tune their business operations. Agile Data Solutions in Missoula specializes in e-discovery, creating algorithms to help companies efficiently find internal documents they need and store data for simple analysis.

There are a couple of ways to go about a job search. One is to enter the University of Montana system and take advantage of internships with industry partners. The second is also simple. Find an analytics company through the Montana High Tech Business Alliance.

Data Scientist Salaries in Montana

According to data from the O*NET OnLine in 2020, data scientists made an average $86,060 per year in Montana.

Last updated: April 2022

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