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

92% of all MSDS graduates received a full time offer of employment within three months of graduation

98% of graduates of cohorts 1-4 received a full time offer of employment within three months of graduation.

97% of all graduates of our 2017 cohort have now received a full time offer of employment.

Salaries

  • $110,000 - Median Base Salary
  • $180,000 - Maximum Base Salary
  • $115,000 - Median International Student Base Salary
  • $110,000- Median Female Base Salary
  • $115,000 - Median Bay Area Base Salary
Class of 2017 Select Job Titles
Data Scientist
Data Engineer
Data Analyst
Senior Data Scientist
Machine Learning Engineer
Software Engineer
Data Ops Engineer
Data Mining Engineer
Quantitative Analyst
Risk Strategy Analyst
Measurement Scientist
Business Intelligence Analyst
Most Common Job Title: Data Scientist (46%)
Second Most Common Job Title: Machine Learning Engineer/Contractor/Developer (10%)
Class of 2017 Employers
Aetna
AirBnB
Amazon
Amazon Web Services
Ancestry
Baidu
Barracuda
Breather
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Chinese Community Health Care Association
Cisco
Current, Powered by GE
Dictionary.com
DISH Network
Epsilon
Esurance
Eventbrite
Facebook
FLYR
GE Digital
Glidewell Laboratories
Glint
Hearts & Science
Houzz
Indeed
Intuit Corp.
Ipsy
Lawfty
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
McKinsey & Company
Metromile
NBC Universal
OfferUp
Paypal
Pi
Pinterest
Radius Intelligence
Reputation.com
Skillz
Smith & Associates
Soteria Intelligence
Tapjoy
Tealium
Trulia
Twitter
Uber
UC Berkeley
UCSF
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Mathematics, Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing
Vida Health
Vungle
Walmart E-Commerce

Location

73% of 2017 graduates remained in the Bay Area.

2017 Graduate Locations Outside Bay Area
Austin
Beijing, China
Houston
Los Angeles
New York
Phoenix
San Diego
São Paulo, Brazil
Seattle
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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