How good is the data science MS program at UCSD?

Asked by Chotu Soni almost 2 years ago

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Gautam Kumar

Gautam Kumar

Building better software for USA based HealthTech and EdTech businesses

The two year MS Data Science program at UCSD is actually quite beneficial. With an academic master from a world-renowned institute, you can surely turn heads. The program is, however, not universal. Judging by the question, it seems the chosen masters are planned, though; if so, then it's good. But suppose if you are looking for an MS in data science, is UCSD MS Data Science still the best option?


See, the very first thing you need to consider is the targeted audience. UCSD data science and engineering masters are working professionals with relevant work in managing and utilizing large data sets. It's mentioned in their program brochure. Like any masters, the program expands your expertise and skillsets on the subject. Plus UCSD MS Data Science program attracts more mid-career individuals on a path of technical leadership. So, if you are not set with the program, you gave an alternative. In any case, the program is not bad, and it is actually quite famous for its quality of education. Just a nudge in the right direction is better than selecting just by name.


Also, if you prefer a more safe approach, a master in CS is probably better than a data science masters. In terms of employment and professional possibilities, a CS master will grant more access. In addition, you will be more flexible to switch areas of work. In short, you will acquire more transferable skills in your masters. However, a data scientist is more likely to earn better. Specialized and experienced data scientists earn top-paid salaries in an organization.


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