48 months
29706 USD/year
29706 USD/year
10806 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With the Data Science program from Portland State University, you'll learn how to collect, visualize, approximate, optimize, make predictions, and interpret data using specialized software.

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As a data science major, you'll not only build a mathematically and statistically rigorous foundation to extract meaningful data from large, complex datasets but through seminars and practicum, you'll gain hands-on experience.

You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to meet the demand for highly trained and skilled data science experts.

The Data Science program from Portland State University brings together courses from mathematics, statistics, computer science and application areas. Many of our faculty are leading researchers in computational mathematics and statistics, and together with industry experts, will bring their expertise to your classes.

Our program offers lower-division training in calculus, linear algebra, computer science, and statistical methods, as well as basic programming skills in python, R and/or MATLAB. In the Data Science Seminar, guest lecturers will introduce examples and case studies and discuss ethics and bias in data science.

As you progress, you'll take specialized classes in statistics, large-scale data algorithms, computer science, optimization, and scientific computing for various hands-on data science applications.


Portland State's data science program equips you with the skills and knowledge that are critical not only for today's jobs but for future jobs. Our bachelor's degree can help you land a job in a variety of fields in industry, government, business, and health sciences, or serve as a stepping stone for graduate programs in data science.

Portland is home to major employers and startups that seek highly trained and skilled data science experts, and PSU's data science program will give you a competitive edge in the workforce.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science Seminar
  • Statistical Methods
  • Statistical Computing and Data Visualization in R
  • Modern Regression Analysis
  • Large-scale Data Algorithms
  • Statistical Learning
  • Data Science Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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    29706 USD/year
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  • National

    29706 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10806 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10806 USD per year during 48 months.

Washington Border Discount (WBD) $11,706

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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