Which are the best universities in Canada for MS in Data Science?

Asked by Abhishek Maurya about 2 years ago

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Chirag Galundia

Chirag Galundia

Principal Product Manager Amazon

MS in Data Science is already one of the most popular degrees right now. It’s because computer science and technology is now very much involved in the business industry. Almost every company needs data scientists to find new & innovative ways of development. Plus Canada is one of the best places where  you can get courses in Data Science.

Compared to the USA and the UK, Canada is a cheaper option and it doesn’t degrade the quality of education. In fact as in 2022, Canada is the #1 country for studying abroad. I personally have some university suggestions for you- 


  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Ryerson University

Basically, University of British Columbia (UBC) and McGill University are the very best ones to do a data science masters from Canada. They are widely popular for their academics, have a wide network and their degree recognition is among the best ones in entire Canada. If you look up the rankings, these two are basically in top #5 universities in Canada for Data Science.

Simon Fraser and Ryerson are quite good a s well. In case you do not prefer the previous ones or say lack qualification to apply for, these are the ones you will need. I’m sure you have already heard their names for data science courses. Plus compared to UBC and McGill, these two are more affordable. If budget is your major concern, you can target Simon Fraser and Ryerson University.

I know it can get quite difficult to choose the right school and instead of looking for the best universities, you should look for the universities that align with your goals and profile and are best suited for you. For this, you should check out the Free School Explore Tool. It will generate a personalized school list for you based on your profile and preferences. 

Hope this helps!


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