Graduate Program
in Data Science

Welcome To The

Data Science
Graduate Program

Join Us:

Embrace the very essence of your inner drive for innovation – that relentless push to challenge conventions, explore uncharted territories, and pioneer new solutions. Combine it with your insatiable thirst for knowledge, that unquenchable curiosity that propels you to unravel complexities and seek understanding beyond the surface. Add to this your deep-seated aspiration to leave an indelible mark on the world, a legacy that resonates through time.

Within our meticulously crafted Data Science graduate program, we offer you more than just an educational journey. We offer a tailored pathway that weaves together your unique strengths, aspirations, and goals. Each facet of our curriculum, mentorship, and resources has been thoughtfully designed to align exclusively with your ambitions, fostering an environment where your potential can flourish without constraint.


M.A. in Data Science: Our M.A. program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of data science. With a strong emphasis on practical applications, graduates of this program will be well-prepared to excel in the competitive data science workforce. Throughout the program, you will:

  • Design and implement advanced algorithms for effective problem-solving.
  • Apply state-of-the-art machine-learning techniques for classification, regression, and clustering.
  • Master the art of creating and managing extensive databases for robust data analytics.
  • Apply advanced statistical analysis to real-world datasets, gaining insights that drive meaningful decisions.

M.S. in Data Science: Our M.S. program takes a more research-focused approach, catering to those who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of data science and exploring new horizons. If you’re drawn to the world of research, industry innovation, or even pursuing a doctoral degree, this program is designed for you. In addition to the skills acquired in the M.A. program, M.S. students will:

  • Formulate and conduct independent, cutting-edge research in the field of data science.
  • Collaborate with leading experts, contributing to advancements that shape the future of the discipline.


Director of Graduate Studies in Data Science Dr. Lei Qian, Associate Professor
Office Phone: 615-329-8016

Dean's Welcome Statement

As the esteemed Dean of Fisk University of Graduate Studies, I am delighted to extend to you a formal introduction to our Data Science graduate program. With an unwavering commitment to the tenets of excellence and a fervent dedication to fostering innovation, We take immense pride in presenting two distinguished graduate degrees in Data Science ( Master of Science & Master of Arts).

At Fisk University, we have curated a learning environment that embodies the very essence of academic rigor and intellectual exploration. Our Data Science graduate program stands as a testament to our dedication to providing a transformative educational experience that equips individuals like you with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to excel in the dynamic landscape of data science.

- Dean Bryan Kent Wallace, Ed.D.