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Combining the DSI’s action-oriented curriculum with Darden’s top-ranked MBA program, students who pursue this dual degree will be poised to become coveted hires and indispensable leaders. 

The Data Science Institute is currently accepting applications for admission to the Summer 2018 term. 

Prospective students will first apply to the Darden School of Business. Once that application has been submitted, complete the DSI application. On the “Program” page of the application, select that you are applying to a dual degree program, and select MBA+MSDS as the dual degree program to which you are applying. Once you submit your DSI application, it will be automatically combined with the information already entered in your Darden application.

Application deadlines

  • To apply for Darden Round 1 and receive your MBA/MSDS admissions decision by December 13, 2017: 
    • Submit your Darden application by Thursday, October 5, 2017.
    • Submit your DSI application by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
  • To apply for Darden Rounds 2 or 3, submit your application to the DSI by January 16, 2018.

Tuition fees will be the sum of the standalone MBA and MSDS programs. 

For more admissions and program information on the Data Science Institute, please contact

To speak with the Darden faculty advisor for the MBA+MSDS, please contact Professor Raj Venkatesan.