Education

Learn more about undergraduate and graduate programs in data science at Harvard.

Undergraduate Study in Data Science

At Harvard College, interest in computer science and statistics has dramatically grown over the past decade. The Statistics department and the Computer Science area within the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences currently serve as the nexus of data science education at the undergraduate level.

Available Courses for Undergraduates

Students seeking a technical foundation in data science may consider courses in computer science and statistics.

Data Science Track for Statistics Concentrators

In 2015, the Statistics Department, in consultation with Computer Science faculty, unveiled a new Data Science Track for statistics concentrators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Harvard University, data science education for graduate students is a rapidly growing field. A growing community of data scientists, research scientists, and methodologists is developing in several key academic areas on campus: Engineering/Statistics, Medicine, and Public Health.

Master’s Degree Programs in Data Science

Institute for Applied Computational Science | John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Master of Science in computational science and engineering
Master of Engineering in computational science and engineering

Biomedical Informatics | Harvard  Medical School
Master of Biomedical Informatics Program

Health Data Science | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Master’s degree program launching 2017

Data Science | Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Anticipated launch in Fall 2018

PhD Programs in Data Science

Bioinformatics | Harvard Medical School
PhD in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG)

Doctoral Degree Secondary Field Opportunities

At Harvard University, all PhD students enrolled in a doctoral program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences have the opportunity to demonstrate advanced knowledge of computational and data science by gaining a secondary credential. 

Currently, this opportunity is available through the secondary field in computational science and engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. For more information, please contact Daniel Weinstock, Associate Director of Graduate Studies.