Careers and Employment

Students graduating from the program are embedded in the world's largest concentration of technology companies. Equipped with the techniques and skills necessary for data-driven decision making, our graduates are prepared for careers in a wide variety of fields with rapidly growing demand for knowledgeable and well-educated data scientists, engineers, and analysts.

Employment Offers

93% of graduates of all seven MSDS cohorts received a full time offer of employment within three months of graduation.

97% of all graduates of our 2018 cohort received a full time offer of employment within three months of graduation.

Salaries

Class of 2018:

  • $120,000 - Median Base Salary
  • $177,000 - Maximum Base Salary
  • $120,000 - Median International Student Base Salary
  • $120,000- Median Female Base Salary
  • $115,000 - Median Base Salary, no prior work experience
  • $17,212 - Median Bonus (signing, relocation, merit)
Class of 2018 Select Job Titles
Data Scientist
Data Engineer
Data Analyst
Machine Learning Engineer
Quantitative Researcher
Senior Consultant Data Scientist
Quantitative Analyst
R&D Computer Scientist
Most Common Job Title: Data Scientist (66%)
Second Most Common Job Title: Data Analyst (15%)
Class of 2018 Employers
12 Sigma Medical Imaging
Adobe
Amazon
Amazon Web Services
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Capital Venture Bank
Angaza
Apple
Applied Materials
Aviso
Baker-Hughes General Electric
Bird Rides
Brain LLC
Branch International
Cruise Automation
CrunchBase
Deloitte Consulting
DoorDash
Ericsson, Inc.
Esurance
Euclid Analytics
Facebook
First Republic Bank
Flyr
Ford Motor Company
G-Research
GE
Google
Granular
Gum Gum
Indeed.com
Kaiser Permanente
Komodo Health
LinkedIn
Manifold.ai
Metso
Nanotechgalaxy Inc.
Palo Alto Networks
Pinterest
Plume Design
Pocket Gems
Propeller Health
Reputation.com
Sandia National Labs
Slalom
ThirdLove
Trulia
Twitter Inc.
Uber
Uber Eats
Ultimate Software
Under Armour
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Vida Health
Visa Inc.
Vium Inc.
Vungle
Walmart Labs
Wells Fargo
Williams-Sonoma
Wpromote
Zestfinance

Class of 2018 Industries Represented

Location

78% of 2018 graduates remained in the Bay Area.

2018 Graduate Locations Outside Bay Area
Albuquerque, NM
Dearborn, MI
London, England
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, WA
Shanghai, China
St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Waukesha, WI

Our Alumni

Contact Info

MS in Data Science

Kirsten Keihl, Assistant Director

USF Downtown Campus, 101 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 422-2966