Is GRE or GMAT required for admission?

Applicants with a GPA above 2.5 are not required to take GRE or GMAT. For applicants whose GPA is between 2.0 and 2.5, a GRE or GMAT will be required.

Do I need an undergraduate degree related to science or engineering to apply for MS-ADS at USD?

Even though it is expected that applicants acquire their bachelor’s degrees in any STEM field (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), the program is also open to those with a bachelor’s degree from any other field. Such applicants are required to provide a written document to showcase on how their skills and experience are suited to the program.

I’m a skilled data analyst who would like to advance in my career, will this degree help?

MS-ADS is designed to meet the needs of current data analysts who are looking to advance in their career or to a data science role at their contemporary organization or elsewhere.

I’m new to data science and looking for a change in careers, will this degree help?

This program is not only designed for those who look to advance their career in data science, but also suited to professionals who hold advanced degrees in other disciplines and are looking to gain exposure to data science.

How much does MS-ADS program cost in tuition?

The Master of Science in Applied Data Science online program is 36 total credits at $925 per credit, for a total tuition of $33,300. This includes two prerequisite classes that can be waived for students based on past experience. Therefore, those who qualify will only need to complete 30 credits for a total tuition of $27,750.

What is data science?

Data science provides meaningful information based on large amounts of complex data or big data. Data science, or data-driven science, combines different fields of work in statistics and computation to interpret data for decision-making purposes.

Does USD offer career development/advising support?

The University of San Diego promotes the professional development of students and alumni. Right from the start, you will receive advising on a personal approach to your career planning such as career decision-making, résumé writing, interviewing and job search strategies. We also coordinate employer presentations, on-campus interviewing, career fairs and a portal of internship and job opportunities exclusively for USD students and alumni.