As an applicant, you should have completed the following college level courses: Required: Multivariable Calculus (3 credits) Required: Calculus-based Statistics (3 credits) Required: Computer Programming (3 credits, major language) Preferred: Linear Algebra (3 credits) Preferred: Data Structures (3 credits) Preferred: Algorithm Analysis and Design (3 credits)
The program utilizes R and Python extensively, and applicants are expected to be proficient with these languages prior to enrollment. You may demonstrate your programming knowledge through courses completed, certificates earned, or other evidence of systematic training together with suitable work experience.
The Georgetown Data Science & Analytics program offers an asynchronous, online course in programming preparation that covers R, Python, and command line use in the summer prior to matriculation. The course is equivalent to three credits, is designed for matriculating MS Data Science & Analytics students, and is offered free of charge. It is required for incoming students who do not have a computer science degree and adequate preparation.