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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Data Science and Analytics)

 1 year
 full time
 on campus

Offered by     Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University

$ 17,847 

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Program Description

  • Ryerson University offers MSc in Data Science and Analytics with a duration of 1-year (3 terms).
  • It is a thesis-based program, offered on a full-time (1-year) and part-time (2-years) basis.
  • This program is delivered in both lecture-based and hands-on lab learning environments.
  • University provides many sample courses to apply in different programs like:
    • Advanced-Data Visualization
    • Bayesian Statistics and Machine Learning
    • Data Mining and Prescriptive Analysis
    • Designs of Algorithms and Programming for Massive Data
    • Interactive Learning in Decision Processes
    • Management of Big Data and Big Data Tools
  • Data Science and Analytics program is consists of 4 core courses, 2 elective courses, 2 seminar courses, and a Major Research Project. 
  • Full-time students have to take 3 courses per term in Fall and Winter, with the Seminar course and MRP to be completed in the Spring/Summer term whereas part-time students can take no more than 2 courses per term.
  • It enables students to develop interdisciplinary skills and gain a deep understanding of technical and applied knowledge in data science and analytics.
  • Students can apply to participate in DMZ programming, having the opportunity to create their own startups or work with companies engaged in big data and data science.
  • Students may have direct access to various international partners and/or exchange programs to enhance their learning experience.
  • Students have to complete the Major Research Project in the final semester and may also apply for a Ph.D. after completing this program.
  • University provides various facilities to the students like Data Science Laboratory, RC4 High-Performance Computing Facility, and Privacy and Big Data Institute.
  • The department allows students to apply in different companies banking, retail, energy, telecom, and media which are looking for data scientists.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after MSc Data Science and Analytics are Data Scientist, Data Architect, Data Administrator, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 69,375 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Fees$ 17,847 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Oct 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered by Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University
Program Url
Average Salary (USD)$69375

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree (4-year) or related field from a recognized institution.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in engineering, science, business, economics or related discipline.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade) in the last two years of study.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • In the thesis-based master program, students get admission based upon presentation, participation in research projects, and academic awards.


Students without related academic experience or work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they have completed the following courses:

  • Statistics
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Databases and R Programming.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Or, completed graduation in B.Sc.(H) Computer Science or B.Sc. Applied Physical Sciences with Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Or, completed B.Sc (General).

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for the program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • OUAC Application Form: Students have to fill and submit the online application form.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Other bachelor's Degrees: Foundation courses will be required, exemptions are based on courses taken during an undergraduate degree.
  • Two Letter of Recommendation: Reference letters are a key component of the application package depending on the program student are applying for research and/or professional abilities.
  • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Statement of Interest: Students have to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
  • Interview: After the submission of your application, you will be contacted to complete an online video interview.

Application Deadline

Oct 15

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$17847

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing and food (on campus)$ 12,975
Housing and food(off campus)$ 14,400

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • International students enrolled at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) for programs that are more than six months in length are required to obtain a Study Visa. 
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The Visa cost is 112 USD and valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Medical Exam Certificate
    • Biometric (fingerprints and photo)
    • Valid Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.


  • Students can work up to 15hours/week for 14 weeks in fall, 15hours/week for 13 weeks in winter and 35hours/week for 14 weeks in summer. 
  • Students get a minimum of $14/hour to $17/hour and no overtime is allowed.

Off-Campus: Students may work up to 20 hours per week off-campus during a regular academic session.

Co-op work visa: The co-op work visa allows international students to work full-time during academic sessions and will be issued for the same length as the student Study Visa.

Full-time international students may work on or off-campus without a Work Visa if they meet all of the following conditions:

  • Possess a valid study Visa
  • Have already started to study in their program
  • Have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Have conditions on their study permit that confirms on and off-campus work eligibility
  • Are enrolled in a program that is more than 6-months in duration and leads to a degree or diploma

Career and Placement after Course

Career opportunities are:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Architect
  • Data Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Data/Analytics Manager
  • Business Intelligence Manager

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