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Master of Science in Data Science
Dina Dell'Aringa
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School of Engineering and Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Science

MS in Data Science

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Data Scientist is the #1 job in America, according to Glassdoor.

Located in San Francisco, Pacific's MS in Data Science program equips students for the exciting field of data science. This STEM-designated program uses a hybrid approach to learning with most courses requiring attendance in both in-person and online class sessions. It consists of 4 semesters spread over 2 academic years, during which 32 units must be completed for degree conferral. Starting in Fall 2019, each unit costs $1,498. Our students receive a personalized education featuring the small class sizes that are a trademark of a Pacific education.

Data scientists are in high demand. Every industry realizes that data is the key to future success, and organizations are looking for data scientists with deep knowledge of analytics. Pacific's Data Science program will prepare its students to be the data scientists of tomorrow. 

Listen to an interview with MS Data Science program director Rick Hutley in which he discusses the data science of wildfires.

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2018 Graduate, Alex Katona Creates New Graph Type

Within six months of graduating in Spring 2018, Alex Katona was nominated for the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list, had created a dashboard for Macy's by integrating R and Tableau that was selected by Tableau as one of the best of marketing dashboards across all of their customers. He went on to create an entirely new graph type which he called the 'Polyarea Chart', selected by Kantar as one of the top 101 data visualizations worldwide for 2018. Congratulations to Alex!

Alex Katona '18

The Polyarea Chart invented by Alex Katona

Are you a Pacific undergraduate student? Consider adding the Minor in Data Science to your diploma. In addition to giving you highly-sought skills in Data Science, this is an excellent way to prepare for our Masters program in Data Science. For more info, visit the Minor in Data Science Webpage or contact the minor advisor, Prof. J. Hetrick.