Data Science, Master | University of California, Irvine (UCI) | Irvine, United States
15 months
33619 USD/year
33619 USD/year
18517 USD/year
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The curriculum of the Data Science program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in modern data science.


About the Program

The Data Science program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) differentiates itself by offering a dual-framework in Statistical and Computational methods to advance the knowledge base in the areas of Analytics and Modeling, Data Engineering, Deep Neural Networks, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Taught by pioneering faculty and researchers in the field of data science, students will be part of the only computational focused schools in the UC system and gain valuable hands-on experience through our industry partnered Capstone Project.

One of the benefits of joining the MDS program is the individualized focus on employment and career coaching. Our Career Services team works strategically with students to prepare them for the recruitment and job interview process.

Our career services team has a philosophy of focusing on the individual. Career and professional development serves as a central part of the MDS experience. Guided by the philosophy that Career Development is a lifelong process of exploration and decision making, the Career Development Team provides comprehensive career and professional development services designed to empower students and recent graduates in making informed career choices. We support students to develop career readiness skills, refine career goals and build professional networks through coordinated services and effective partnerships with faculty, staff, employers and alumni.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Probability and Statistical Theory
  • Algorithms with Applications
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Statistical Methods
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all institutions attended (with English translation if needed)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Essays
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS (International applicants – Scores valid for two years)
  • GRE scores
  • Your application cannot be reviewed until UCI has received your non-refundable application fee ($120 for U.S. Citizens and lawful U.S. Permanent Residents, and $140 for all other applicants)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33619 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 15 months.
  • National

    33619 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 15 months.
  • In-State

    18517 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18517 USD per year during 15 months.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 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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