About Us


The School of Data Science is an interdisciplinary partnership committed to growing exemplary talent through research and education.


From Initiative to School

The School of Data Science is the next step in UNC Charlotte’s strategic focus on data science research and academic programming. In 2013, the University’s Data Science Initiative was one of six game-changing proposals funded by the North Carolina General Assembly and the UNC Board of Governors. It continues to be a top priority for the University and has received nearly $20 million in state and industry funding. It now includes Professional Science Master’s programs in Health Informatics and Data Science and Business Analytics with 250 graduate students enrolled annually.