Master’s in Applied Data Science – 100% Online

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gain an edge in the world of data science

In the era of Big Data, the fast-growing field of data science is driving innovation and change across nearly all industries. Given the extremely high demand for skilled data scientists, the University of San Diego offers an innovative, online degree program — the Master of Science in Applied Data Science — to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills to become data science leaders.


State-of-the-Art Online Program

Developed by data science experts in close collaboration with key industry and government stakeholders, this program provides in-depth practical and technical training designed to promote successful career paths for graduates.

Contact us today to take the next step to becoming a premier applied data scientist.


Ranked as one of the Best Master’s in Data Science Programs


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Who Is This Degree For?

The Applied Data Science degree is especially suited for anyone who has an interest in becoming a data scientist who uses advanced techniques for data collection, management, and analysis, and then applying learnings to help deliver effective strategies and solving challenging problems for different business sectors.


Teaching and Learning Methods

Recorded Lectures
Recorded Computer Programming Videos
Live Weekly Office Hours
Channel-based Messaging Platform
Supervision of Teamwork Final Projects
Real-world Dataset Applications

Assessment Methods

Programming-based Assignments
Interactive Discussions
Online Short Quizzes and Tests
Teamwork Final Projects
Oral Presentations
Writing Professional Reports
A Comprehensive Capstone

At a Glance

Earn your master’s fully online in 20-24 months.

Summer, Fall & Spring start dates

20-24 Months
30-36 Units
$965
September 3
August 2

Why Choose University of San Diego?

Top-ranked, accredited university

Aside from attending an established, prestigious university with a long history and a great reputation, you’ll enjoy a practical, relevant curriculum geared toward career advancement.

Enjoy a flexible schedule

No time to attend class full-time? We get it. That’s why our flexible schedule is ideal for working professionals with a lot on their plate.

Academic Excellence

The University of San Diego degree you’ll earn as an online graduate student is the same as that earned by campus-based graduate students.