About the Data Science Program
We offer a comprehensive Master of Science in Applied Data Science, meticulously crafted to equip students with a formidable blend of data management and analytics skills. This program empowers students at any skill level to become adept data scientists capable of tackling real-world challenges that straddle the frontiers of data management and analytics.
Our interdisciplinary Data Science programs are accessible to students with no programming or computer science background, and are joint programs with other schools at USC. Carefully designed introductory courses on computational thinking and programming enables students to take advanced electives in machine learning, user experience design and strategy, knowledge graphs, and scalable data systems.
Students learn to work on teams through experiential learning in course-long projects, hands-on homework, class exercises in groups, and capstone classes. Many students take internships during their studies, either in research labs in the engineering school or in local tech companies.
Why Data Science?
USC is second among all private universities in the number of graduates who join top tech companies. Our graduates pursue careers as leaders of data science teams in diverse sectors including, technology, entertainment, health, and policy. Our alumni network spans Fortune 100 companies such as Apple, McKinsey, Capital One, Google, Meta, Amazon, LinkedIn, Bloomberg, and Associated Press, as well as many locally headquartered companies such as Fox Entertainment, Netflix, ESRI, Age of Learning, Warner Bros Entertainment, and a myriad of others that are part of the vibrant Los Angeles tech landscape known as Silicon Beach.
Data Science Stats
Published on April 11th, 2017
Last updated on August 10th, 2023