Welcome to the Master of Data Science Program!
The Master of Data Science Program offers high-performing graduates and working professionals the opportunity for efficient and effective graduate-level training in the emerging discipline of Data Science. This is a 15-month professional master’s program for graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or other relevant majors having adequate undergraduate course preparation in computer science, mathematics, and statistics.
The Master of Data Science curriculum focuses on the foundational cornerstones of modern data science. Students in the program will benefit from wide-ranging yet complementary areas of internationally recognized faculty from UCI’s departments of Statistics and Computer Science. The program’s core curriculum is anchored by rigorous hands on training in applied probability and mathematical statistics, statistical modeling and computing, machine learning, data management and visualization, and artificial intelligence.
Some highlights of the program include:
- Four full academic quarters (spanning fall, winter, spring and fall) in addition to a summer component that includes either an internship or additional coursework.
- Capstone design courses, which are taken simultaneously and include design, development and professional writing components.
- Access to dedicated staff and career counselors helping to make industry contacts for students throughout their time in the program.