Parsons School of Design in New York City – recently named the Best School for Art and Design in the US and ranked 2nd in the world – has offered innovative approaches to design education since its founding in 1896. Today, Parsons is the only major American art and design school within a comprehensive university: The New School. At Parsons, you can master establish established creative practices and spark new ones while studying across all university disciplines.


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.


The Master of Science degree is awarded for completion of 30 credits. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

This degree program may be completed in one year or two years. The one-year curriculum requires full-time enrollment. Domestic students can enroll part-time to finish the curriculum in two years; international students pursuing the two-year curriculum must take additional coursework to maintain their status abroad.

For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, request further information from the admissions team.

Program highlights

  • Acquire the creative, quantitative, and coding tools needed to analyze and depict data.
  • Develop databases and innovative Web-based software tools for a portfolio that demonstrates your value to your current organization or future employers.
  • A study in NYC, a technological hub and pioneer of open-source culture, and intern with industry leaders and external partners.
  • Collaborate across disciplines with artists, quantitative scholars, and radical researchers at Parsons and The New School

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated October 14, 2019
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