UTSA School of Data Science
UTSA School of Data Science

As the first of its kind in the state of Texas, the school will further solidify San Antonio’s status as the largest information security hub outside of Washington, D.C.

UTSA is building the best data science program in the world. It will train the smartest students in the field and make them the hottest commodities in the workforce. We hope that as UTSA creates them, the biggest employers in the world will come to downtown San Antonio to recruit their IT workforces. The School of Data Science will bring thousands of the most innovative students, faculty and researchers together and will accelerate everything else in our downtown tech ecosystem.

Graham Weston
San Antonio business leader

Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition

Designed for student entrepreneurs to advance business ventures that use data science to help change the world.

Timeline

Fall
2018

UTSA launches SDS Initiative

Summer
2019

Approved by UT System

Fall
2020

Construction begins

Spring
2021

Founding SDS director named

Summer 
2022

Construction completed

Industry partnership creates boundless opportunities

SDS and MITRE Corp. partner on workforce development, experiential learning and joint research programs.

Under One Roof

Connecting and co-locating UTSA’s talent and resources in cyberscience, data science and data management into one powerful new school.

Data Center at UTSA

Answering The Call

UTSA’s School of Data Science answers the national call for a highly skilled workforce to fill growing needs in cybersecurity, data analytics, business intelligence and digital asset management. Collaboration across these distinct disciplines will foster radical innovation to address critical challenges. The school’s location in the heart of San Antonio will provide government, industry and community partners with access to UTSA’s nationally recognized programs and expertise.

Downtown Campus Masterplan Rendering

Expanding Downtown

UTSA’s proposed School of Data Science will co-locate the university’s 70-plus faculty members in cybersecurity, cloud computing, data and analytics, and artificial intelligence under one highly collaborative roof. With a new facility housing classrooms, laboratories and research space, the school will support bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate programs and other professional credential educational opportunities. A focus on connected classrooms and cutting-edge instructional technology will provide flexibility for course content delivery.