Data Science 4+1 with University of San Francisco

The Data Science 4+1 program is an agreement between St. Lawrence University (SLU) and the University of San Francisco (USF) wherein qualified students can pursue a one-year Master of Science in Data science (MSDS) through USF after completion of their SLU degree. Under this agreement USF will do the following for qualified graduates from SLU:

  • give priority admission,
  • waive the application fee,
  • waive the GRE requirement,
  • and offer a minimum of a  four-unit scholarship in recognition of the preparation offered at St. Lawrence University before arrival.

To qualify SLU students must:

  • submit a formal application to the MSDS program,
  • complete the list of required courses (see below), 
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the required courses, 
  • provide a recommendation by a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics at SLU, 
  • and pass an interview with the Director of the MSDS program at USF.

Required Courses:


  • 135, 136, 205 (Calculus I, II, III)
  • Mathematics 217 (Linear Algebra)


  • 113 (Applied Statistics)
  • 213 (Applied Regression Analysis)

Computer Science:

  • 140 (Introduction to Computer Science)
  • 219 (Techniques of Computer Science)
  • 256 (Data Structures)

Mathematics/Computer Science:

  • One mathematics/computer science course at the 3xx/4xx level

The program begins in July, and applications are typically due the December before.  Information about the program in San Francisco can be found here: