Master of Science in Data Science

Unlock a new set of career opportunities

Earning an MSDS Can Help You:

  • Prepare for high-demand jobs
  • Earn growth potential that outpaces the norm
  • Become an expert in making data-driven decisions

Fall classes start

Aug 29

Spring classes start

Jan 13

SFBU Offers a Significant Number of Scholarships

San Francisco Bay University consistently lowers the cost of its programs by offering scholarship opportunities for its new student body. It is an excellent opportunity to earn a degree with little to no tuition costs.

Talk to our admissions office today to learn more.

About The Program

Nestled in the global tech hub of Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay University introduces the Master's in Data Science (MSDS) program, crafted for ambitious professionals aiming to delve deeper into the realm of data science. Whether you're seeking to transition into this dynamic field or propel your current career to new heights, our MSDS program offers a curriculum that marries the theoretical foundations of data science with practical, real-world applications. This program is not just an educational journey; it's your bridge to becoming a key player in leveraging data for innovative decision-making, backed by SFBU's strong connections with leading tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Please note: We are currently unable to accept applications from international students for the Master's in Data Science (MSDS) degree at this time.

We will update our website when this changes.

For more MSDS curriculum and courses information, please click here.
  • Affordable

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    About MSDS

    We will enable aspiring business analysts, modelers, operational managers, and expert advisors to solve business challenges by bringing optimized quantitative-driven recommendations into decision-making and forecasting processes. Successful students will learn to use a combination of probability-based methods, high-speed computational processing, and visual analytics, in conjunction with modern management, marketing and logistics strategies.

    Transfer units

    Transfer up to 9 units of qualified graduate-level course credits.

    Scholarships & Grants

    Regular Tuition Tuition = $13,500 for entire degree*
    Three generous scholarships Tuition = up to 75% off
    * fees vary, but average $1,600 for an entire degree; additional health insurance fees may apply. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  • Curriculum

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    For more MSBan curriculum and courses information, please click here.

    MSBan Course Sampler*

    CS481G Introduction to Data Science
    CS550 Machine Learning and Business Intelligence
    DS500 Mathematics and Statistics for Data Science
    DS501 Python Programming for Data Science
    CS570 Big Data Processing & Analytics
    DS512 Data Engineering
    DS520 Deep Learning
    DS535 Large Language Models (LLM)
    DS540 Natural Language Processing (NLP)
    DS565 Generative AI-Driven Intelligent Apps Development
    DS589 Special Topics (related to Data Science)
    DS595 Data Science Capstone Course

    Flexible Learning Modalities

    Gain greater freedom in job/career choices plus salary potential with a mixture of in-person and online courses.

  • Accreditation


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    Institutional Accreditation

    San Francisco Bay University is accredited by the

    WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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Begin Your MSDS Journey Today!