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Data Science and Analytics

Visualize a career in data science and analytics.


Data is at the heart of the digital landscape.

Using the power of data, we can see the world in groundbreaking new ways – driving improvements in everything from healthcare to finance.

UCalgary’s Data Science and Analytics graduate program is one of Canada’s leading data training courses. Whether you’re looking to start a career in data or move up to a more senior role, this program is your gateway to a future in one of the world’s fastest-growing fields.


Application Portal Information


Fall 2024

  • November 1, 2023:  Application start
  • March 26, 2024:  Deadline for International applicants
  • July 12, 2024:  Deadline for Canadian/Permanent Residents

Lunch and Learn

Join our Lunch and Learn to hear more about our professional programs in the rapidly evolving fields of Quantum Computing, Data Science and Analytics and Information Security. 

Our one hour session will cover all three of our professional programs and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Faculty members will also be on hand to meet prospective students and answer questions.

Next Lunch and Learn:

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MT)

Location: 
University of Calgary Downtown Campus
Room 234, Second Floor 
906- 8 Avenue SW, Calgary


Be the First Scholarship

The Be the First Scholarship is designed to accelerate opportunities in high-demand digital fields. It offers up to $12,000 toward tuition in the Data Science and Analytics graduate programs at UCalgary.

All Canadian citizens and permanent residents who apply for the Fall 2024 term and meet the program entry requirements will automatically receive the Be the First Scholarship. To learn more, contact our recruitment team.

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Graduate Certificate

Optimize your career with a 4-course certificate taught by the University of Calgary’s top data scientists.

Graduate Diploma

Elevate your career with a graduate level 8-course diploma taught by leading professionals on campus.

Professional Master's Degree

Earn a graduate credential and complete an internship in the multidisciplinary Master of Data Science and Analytics program.


Undergraduate programs in Data Science


Undergraduate Minor in Data Science

The University of Calgary’s Minor in Data Science is designed to provide students with the opportunity to build the skills necessary to analyze, design, code, solve problems, and think critically with data.

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Undergraduate Major in Data Science

The University of Calgary's Major in Data Science allows students to explore methods from statistics and computing in combination with other subject areas to better understand data and how to interpret research findings. 

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There is no better time than the present to get training in Data Science and Analytics. The job field is still very new, so job opportunities are diverse. The program was an accelerated way to start building those skills. It allowed me to get a bit of a head start.

Tim Cruz

Tim Cruz, BComm’18

2021 graduate - Master of Data Science; 2019 graduate - Data Science & Analytics Diploma

Tim Cruz leveraged the Data Science and Analytics diploma program to make the most of new opportunities in Calgary's tech economy.

Do you have a question about the program? Get in touch