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Data Science, MS

Class Profile

Our 2022-2023 cohort is comprised of 84 students. All students make a valuable contribution to our community through their unique backgrounds and expertise.

Class Composition

Male 73%
Female 27%
Average Age 26
Age Range 21-43
International 76%
Domestic or Permanent Resident 24%
U.S. Minorities 65%

Countries Represented

  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • USA
  • Vietnam

Academic Background

Median Undergraduate GPA 3.3
Students with an Advanced Degree (MA, MS, MBA, Other Graduate Degree) 21%

Undergraduate Majors

  • Engineering: 29%
  • Computer Science: 17%
  • Economics: 10%
  • Mathematics: 10%
  • Statistics: 10%
  • Information Technology: 6%
  • Other (e.g., Business, Finance, English, Biology, Physics): 18%


Undergraduate Institutions Represented (Select List)

  • Arizona State University
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Cornell University
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Georgia Institute Technology
  • Hofstra University
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Manipal Institute of Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Santa Clara University
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of California Davis 
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of San Francisco
  • University Of Toronto
  • Xiamen University

Work Experience

One Year or Less Work Experience 26%
Median Prior Work Experience (Years) 3
Range (Years) 0-18
Lucas De Oliveira

Lucas de Oliveira ’22

I knew that I wanted to go back to school for data science, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to do grad school part time while I worked or if I should commit to doing it full time. USF seemed to be the best mixture of a rigorous program, great faculty, quick turnaround time, and location. I was also impressed this program had ethical considerations around data."

Lucas de Oliveira ’22