Careers and Employment

Students graduating from the MSDS 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. Our students also benefit from a robust in-house career services program, tailored to the needs of students preparing for data science roles.

Employment Offers

Over 90% of all graduates since 2012 received a full time offer of employment within three months of graduation.

Top Five Employers of MSDS Alumni 

  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Apple
  • Walmart Labs
  • Google

Most Common Job Titles of MSDS Alumni 

  • Data Scientist 
  • Senior Data Scientist 
  • Data Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer

Salary Gains Compared with Previous Employment

Median $50,000 in gains post-MSDS.


Class of 2020:

  • $120,000 - Median Base Salary
  • $160,000 - Maximum Base Salary
  • $112,500 - Median Base Salary, International Students
  • $120,000 - Median Base Salary, Women
  • $110,000 - Median Base Salary, no prior work experience
  • $122,825 - Median Base Salary, 2+ years work experience
  • $14,000 - Median Bonus (signing, relocation, merit)

Class of 2020 Select Job Titles

Most Common Job Title: Data Scientist (60%)

Class of 2020 Employers

Class of 2020 Industries Represented


71% of 2020 graduates remained in the Bay Area.

2020 Graduate Locations Outside Bay Area

Our Alumni