As an online MSDS student, you will have access to various university offices, personnel, and professional events to support you along your journey.

Program Support and Career Services

Student Success Coaches

From orientation to graduation, you will have access to a variety of university services to help you throughout the MSDS program. You will work closely with one of our Student Success Coaches who will be there to help you with everything from picking classes and making a study schedule, to navigating your recruiting journey later on.

Technology Support

  • 247 Access to a Virtual Library
  • Software provided through Virtual Computer
  • Technical support

Career Services

You will also have access to our Career Center, which hosts a variety of career-focused events and workshops and provides resumé-building support and insights into networking opportunities. Online students will also have access to Handshake, one of the top platforms connecting university graduates and employers.

Financial Aid Services

The office of Student Financial Services is available to answer questions about tuition so you can make the right choice for you to fund your degree. Resources are available on federal aid, grants, payment plans, and scholarships.

Online and On-Grounds Events

Community Events

Online Data Science students have meetups in various cities, including Austin, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

*In light of COVID-19, these have been temporarily canceled.

School of Data Science Events

The School of Data Science holds various events throughout the year that give students the opportunity to share diverse ideas at UVA. Past events include:

  • Datapalooza
  • Pizza, Python & Psychology
  • Charlottesville Women in Data Science Conference
  • Data Science for the Public Good
  • Fireside Chats

I value the sense of community within the online program. In addition to sending out newsletters, the school takes the time to interact with all of its students in a meaningful way, like hosting fireside chats with Dean Bourne that students are able to attend virtually.

- Andrew Hogue 21’

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.