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
  • Meta
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Apple

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 $55,000 in gains post-MSDS.


Class of 2021:

  • $125,000 - Median Base Salary
  • $180,000 - Maximum Base Salary
  • $130,000 - Median Base Salary, International Students
  • $124,000 - Median Base Salary, Women
  • $120,000 - Median Base Salary, no prior work experience
  • $132,000 - Median Base Salary, 2+ years work experience
  • $13,500 - Median Bonus (signing, relocation, merit)

Class of 2021 Select Job Titles

Most Common Job Title: Data Scientist (53%)

Class of 2021 Employers

Class of 2021 Industries Represented


53% of 2021 graduates remained in the Bay Area. 25% are working remotely.

2021 Graduate Locations Outside Bay Area

Our Alumni