New School, The

Parsons School of Design

Master of Science in Data Visualization


66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Data Visualization

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Parsons’ Master of Science in Data Visualization is a multidisciplinary program in which students develop skills bringing together visual design, computer science, statistical analysis, and ethical considerations of data analysis and representation. The presentation of data plays a critical role in the shaping of opinion, policy, and decision making in today’s increasingly global society. Giving students a competitive edge as they enter the field, the MS program responds to the increased demand for experts who can turn data into insight.

This program is part of Parsons' School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). Learn about the AMT community and explore our blog to see what students, faculty, and alumni are doing in NYC and around the world.

Theory and Practice
Housed within Parsons’ School of Art, Media, and Technology, the MS Data Visualization program can be completed in one or two years. The 30-credit curriculum integrates theory and studio practice, so students acquire the creative, quantitative, and coding tools needed to analyze and depict data, gaining a holistic understanding of context, audience, and objectives. With the MS in Data Visualization, students obtain the diverse skill set needed for success in a range of careers related to data interpretation. Students graduate with portfolios demonstrating their ability to create databases and Web-based software tools that reflect an understanding of data analysis and information visualization for varied applications.

Opportunities with Local Industry
The program’s setting in New York City, a technological hub and pioneer of open-source culture, offers invaluable industry access. Students intern with industry leaders and external partners from the government, nonprofit, and commercial sectors. Faculty invite guest lecturers and critics to share their insights and expose students to new possibilities in data visualization and related career paths.
Future Opportunities
Graduates find success in a wide variety of fields including data analysis, digital design, advertising and branding, journalism, business consulting and analytics strategy, management, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, public policy, trend forecasting, and business intelligence.


The New School has been regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 216.284.5000), a federally recognized body, since 1960.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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