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Undergraduate Students

Forms for Data Science Minor (Undergraduate Students)

If you're a WPI undergrad interested in a Data Science minor, please complete this form and bring to Data Science Office, Fuller Labs 242.

Data Science MINOR Information

Data Science Minor Declaration Form

Data Science Minor Approval Form (PDF)

DS Minor Digital Approval Form



Data Science Undergraduate:

        Data Science Undergraduate Major Informational Page

        Data Science Undergraduate Flow Chart

Undergraduate Sample Schedule

Undergraduate Tracking Sheet

DS + CS Dual Major Tracking Sheet

Sample DS Major Computer Science Focus

Sample DS Major Math Focus

Sample DS Major Business Focus

(DRAFT) DS + MA Double Major (BS)





Information and forms specifically for Masters of Science Data Science Students

MS Program In a Nutshell (PDF)

    You Asked We Answered 2018.pdf  

    Data Science Welcome Packet Spring 2019

    Data Science Graduate Course Chart 

    Spring 2020 - UG and Grad Core Course Schedule 

    Data Science MS Plan of Study Form


    All WPI Graduate Forms below can also be found on Registrar's web site

    Independent Study (ISG) | Directed Research (597) | MS Thesis (599) | Pre-Dissertation (699) | Ph.D. Dissertation (699) 

    Graduate Petition Form 

    Graduate Transfer Credit (PDF)

    TA/Grader Application Form (PDF)

    Graduate Student Sample Schedule (PDF)

    Graduate Student Schedule Sequencing Guideline 

    Forms specifically for Data Science Ph.D. Students

    DS Ph.D. Plan of Study   FILLABLE PDF

    DS PhD in a Nutshell (PDF) 

    PhD Competency Requirements (PDF) 

    PhD Research Qualifier Form (PDF) 

    PhD Dissertation Proposal Form (PDF)

    PhD Dissertation Defense Form (PDF) 

    Information for International Data Science Students

    International Students Start Here!


    Data Science Internship Outlined

    Data Science CPT Internship Guidelines

    Graduate Internship Policies

    Internship Registration e-form 

    Course Charts from Previous Years

    STEM Designation

    WPI’s Data Science program is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-designated degree program. Its Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code is 30.0801, indicating it has a Mathematics and Computer Science focus. This qualifies it as a STEM program by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) STEM-designated degree programs. View the STEM degree program list here (PDF).  

    The U.S. government has recognized the importance of STEM education by offering certain privileges for STEM degree recipients. These include, for example, the 17-months extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for STEM degree holders from the usual 12 months of Optional Practical Training to 29 months for qualified F-1 non-immigrant visa holder. Learn more about the program here.


    Beyond computer laboratories and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art computing equipment, you will also be able to participate in data science projects and research in interdisciplinary facilities, including but not limited to:

    • Advanced Learning Technologies Laboratory
    • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Financial Math Laboratory
    • Analytics Laboratory
    • ASSISTment’s Laboratory
    • Big Data: Data Management, Mining, and Visualization Laboratory Cluster
    • Data Science Innovation Lab
    • Flaherty Laboratory
    • Healthcare Delivery Institute Living Laboratory
    • Information Processing and Security Laboratory
    • User Experience Decision Making Laboratory
    • Science Learning by Inquiry Group Laboratory
    • Statistics Multimedia Laboratory
    • Signal Processing and Information Networking Laboratory

    State-of-the-Art Software

    Through our campus-wide data science initiative, you will be able to tap into the resources of multiple departments. You will have access to state-of-the-art data science software programs as part of your class-work, projects, or research projects, such as:

    DB2 Hadoop Dimensional Insight
    InfoSphere Big Insights InfoSphere Streams Mahout
    Maple MATLAB MySQL
    Palisade DecisionTools Suite R RapidMiner
    SAS Sparc Spotfire Spotfire
    SQL Server Tableaux Weka

    STEM Lecture Series: Elke Rundensteiner, PhD and Program Director of Data Science

    Lisa M. Whitcomb, a WPI Graduate and the STEM Starter Academy Coordinator at Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA, had standing room only when Elke introduced the students to Data Science (PDF).