Data Science Fellowship

Our D.C. Campus is offering an opportunity to receive intensive Data Science training, and land a job in the field, all for $0. Flatiron School’s 15 week full-time Data Science Fellowship gives students the toolkit and experience to become well-rounded Data Scientists. We look for applicants with strong backgrounds (such as a Master or PhD degree) in science, technology, engineering, or math.


Program Dates

Washington, D.C.

Nov 18, 2019 - Mar 6, 2020

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Jan 6, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020

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Feb 17, 2020 - May 29, 2020

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At Flatiron School D.C., we bring together passionate instructors, uncompromising education, verified outcomes, and an ambitious class of students to fuel a highly productive learning environment.

Best-in-Class Curriculum
Uncompromising Education

From Python to Machine Learning, our 15-week Data Science Fellowship gives students the marketable skills needed to become well-rounded Data Scientists. Students also leave with an understanding of how to discover new techniques as their career progresses.

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Free Tuition

The Data Science Fellowship is free for successful applicants. There is a shortage of Data Scientists with the necessary skills to work in the fast-growing tech industry. The Data Science Fellowship helps to close this gap

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Career Services

With a proven framework for leading a successful job search, a robust employer network, and weekly 1:1 sessions with a dedicated career coach — our career services team is unparalleled at helping students secure the career they want upon graduation.

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What you'll learn: data science & machine learning

Cutting-edge curriculum

Our Curriculum Designers make complex concepts accessible, providing you with a strong foundation and instruction on the latest technologies. And with our focus on project work and learning how to learn, you’ll build the skills required to build a lifelong career as a professional data scientist.

Start thinking like a data scientist

Our program provides students with the tools, skills, and expertise necessary to think and work as a data scientist. Working in a WeWork with our seasoned instructors, you’ll master a mix of software engineering and statistics, then apply both skills in new and challenging domains. Our approach ensures both readiness for today’s job market and the skills required to stay relevant into the future.


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Our program moves quickly and our students embrace that challenge. No experience beyond high school algebra and comfort with computers is necessary to apply. But we require students to demonstrate the aptitude to learn data science by completing our pre-work before day one. The prework also introduces you to foundational math and Python programming skills required to succeed in the course.

Join the fastest-growing corner of the tech industry

More than ever before, companies are relying on data to make business decisions. Without data science, these industry trends stay undiscovered — no story to tell and no insights to share. In order to determine business goals, more and more companies are looking for data scientists to fill in the gaps. Data science is one of the fastest-growing and highest-paying sectors of the tech industry.


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The course will qualify you for a position as a data scientist or a data analyst. If you have a professional background in programming, you may also be able to get a position as a data engineer or a machine learning engineer.

Meet your instructors

At Flatiron School, we believe that great teachers inspire us to understand topics on a profound level and inspire us to become continual learners. With experience both in the field and in the classroom, our data science instructors are dedicated and thorough. Simply put: Flatiron School students learn from the best.

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Alison Peebles
Lead Instructor

Alison has private and public sector experience as a statistician, consultant, and Data Scientist. She’s taught data mining and built curriculum at Carnegie Mellon for the Masters of Science in Information Technology students.

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Lore Dirick
Curriculum Writer

Lore earned her PhD in Business Economics and Statistics at KU Leuven, Belgium and has a thorough background building out R and Python data science curriculum.

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Mike Kane
Curriculum Writer

A long-time instructor, Mike has taught data science on both coasts and developed curriculum for Machine Learning and iOS Development. He has an M.S. in Applied Science from Syracuse University.

Land a job in six months or less

At Flatiron School, you won’t just learn data science. You’ll also learn how to be an effective job seeker and no-brainer tech hire. With one-on-one career coaching, a robust employer network, and a proven job search framework, our Career Services team is committed to helping you land the job you want.  

Individual Career Coaching
Individual career coaching

During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated Career Coach. Coaches help with everything from résumé review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to land your first job.

Money-Back Guarantee
Money-back guarantee

Change careers with confidence thanks to our Money-Back Guarantee. If you graduate, follow our job-search process, and don’t secure a job within 6 months, we’ll refund your tuition in full (see details).

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Vast employer network

We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies across the world, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly advocating for our grads and helping you get in the door.

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Proven job-search framework

Through 1:1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career.

Take the leap and start your journey

We curate a community by admitting students who bring creativity, ingenuity, and curiosity to the classroom.

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Step 1 → Apply

Submit a quick online application.

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Step 2 → Admissions Interview

In your first chat with our Fellowship admissions team, we’ll be looking to understand whether you’ll be successful in this challenging course –  but not in a technical way. What are your goals and why do you want to be in this program? Does your schedule align with the rigor of the Fellowship? Talking with the Fellowship admissions team builds an understanding of whether your objectives align with what we deliver through the Fellowship.

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Step 3 → Technical Review

Attend a live session (in person or via video call) with an instructor to assess your understanding of fundamental material. You’ll then be notified of your status within 2 business days.

Join us on campus

Program Dates
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Nov 18, 2019Mar 6, 2020OpenApply Now
Jan 6, 2020Apr 17, 2020OpenApply Now
Feb 17, 2020May 29, 2020OpenApply Now
Mar 30, 2020Jul 10, 2020OpenApply Now

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible?

We’re looking for applicants with strong technical backgrounds (such as a Master or PhD degree in statistics, technology, engineering, or math). You do not need to currently be a student in order to apply. Faculty and postdocs are also welcome to apply.

What is the time commitment?

The Data Science Fellowship is an intense 15-week program. You’ll be expected to be on campus from 9 am to 6 pm, from Monday to Friday, with the potential for some extra work outside of those hours.

What can I do to prepare for the Data Science Fellowship?

Once you’re admitted to the Data Science Fellowship, we’ll make pre-work material available to you so that you can feel confident you’re coming in with a solid fundamental understanding.

Do I need a computer?

For the in-person courses, we work on Mac laptops with the latest OS installed. If you don’t have one already, we can provide a loaner. For online courses, you do need your own computer, but it can be either a Macbook or a PC. You can view the minimum required technical computer specs for all courses here.

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