Minimum Academic Requirements

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • 3.0/4.0 required GPA

Educational Background

  • two semesters of calculus
  • one course in probability or statistics
  • one course in linear algebra
  • one introductory programming course

Minimum Test Requirements 

  • GRE General Test requirement has been waived for the 23-24 application process for MS in Data Science 
  • TOEFL,  IELTS, or Duolingo Scores are a requirement for international students.


Reading 20 Reading 6.5 Overall score of 125
Listening 15 Listening 6.0  
Speaking 20 Speaking 6.5  
Writing 20 Writing 6.0  
Composite minimum 79 Overall minimum 6.5  





The Master’s in Data Science program is a Summer II start program. The application portal opens September 15th. Our international application deadline is April 1st. Domestic applications will be accepted until June 15th. 

If you have questions concerning the program or application process, please contact the department graduate coordinator.

Application Fee: USD $50.00


General Information

Offers of admission may be deferred for up to one full academic year.

Tuition rates for the 2023-2024 academic year are $1545/credit.  Total tuition cost for the 2023-2024 is $46,350. Lehigh does not typically offer need-based scholarships for graduate students and most TA and RA positions are reserved for doctoral students. There are a limited number of partial scholarships that will be available for strong full-time students who are admitted to the MS Data Science program. Lehigh alumni are eligible for 12 credit scholarships as well (if credits were not reserved as an undergraduate). The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science also tracks many scholarship and fellowship opportunities

All full-time students and International students are required to take 9 credits each semester to maintain full-time status.