Information for UMBC Graduate Students from Other Programs
I am a full time PhD student in another department. Can be I enrolled into MPS-DS program concurrently? What’s the application procedure?
Yes you can be concurrently enrolled in the MPS in Data Science and another graduate program at UMBC.
You will need to fill out and sign the “Concurrent Master’s Degree Program Application” form, which can be found here. Please be sure to fill out your student data as well as program data (especially for the program you are currently enrolled in).
Then, you will need to obtain approval (signatures) from both the director of your current program (PhD) as well as the new program (MPS). For the MPS in Data Science, current GPD (Dr. Ergun Simsek) will need to sign.
Upon completion, please email the form to program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program coordinator will review and route to the Graduate School to have the MPS plan added to your record.
I am a full time MS student in another department. Can be I enrolled into MPS-DS program concurrently?
No, you cannot be enrolled into two different master programs simultaneously.
I am a current UMBC graduate student and wish to obtain a Data Science certificate. What should I do?
Please fill the Application for PBC Enrollment form, which can be found here, and submit to the Graduate School upon obtaining the required signatures.
I am a full time graduate student in another department. Can I take one of your courses as an elective? What’s the enrollment procedure?
If you already have taken courses on calculus, statistics, and programming and if you meet the prerequisites of that course, then you might take that course. Every semester, we create a form for non-major students. A link to this form is provided in the course description (in PeopleSoft). Please provide information as much as possible on your prior course work and experience on statistics, linear algebra, and python programming. The permissions are generally given to those students, who meet our admission requirements, 2 weeks before the new semester starts.
I am a current UMBC graduate student. Can I audit a Data Science course?
I am a graduate student at another member of University System of Maryland. Can I take Data Science courses?
Yes you can if you meet our admission requirements and prerequisite of the class you want to take.
Please fill this form and follow the procedure explained