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Data Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The curriculum emphasizes the careful formulation of business problems, selecting effective analytical techniques to address those problems, and communicating solutions in a clear and creative fashion.

The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) is a full-time, one-year program housed at USF’s downtown San Francisco campus. The 35 unit program begins in early July every year and features a modern, open-source-focused curriculum for students who seek the technical expertise required to become data scientists and analysts, and the business skills to apply this knowledge effectively and strategically.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Application Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Business Strategy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Transcript (Academic Record) from each university or college attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores (some programs)
  • International students provide 3 additional items

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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