Master of Science in Applied Data Science
University of Southern California

Program Details

The master’s degree in Applied Data Science from USC Online is designed to train students from a range of backgrounds to be skilled data scientists. An extensive list of electives and a professional practicum allow students to find the specialization areas that will prepare them for future professional success.

Students in this online master’s in Data Science program learn how to write programs in Python, gain experience working with databases and big data infrastructure, and become skilled in applying machine learning and data mining techniques. Graduates will be prepared to utilize informatics skills to critical organizational issues.

Career options available to graduates of this program include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Information Technology
  • Architecture
  • Communications
  • Consulting Firms

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern California is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires a degree in computer science, engineering or other closely related field.