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MDS Data Science

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

10 Months
 Start month

 Tuition fee

39999.99 USD
30000 USD

Application fee

International 162 USD
National 100 USD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
GRE (avg)320
GMAT (avg)646

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About this course

The UBC Master of Data Science curriculum covers all stages of this chain, providing you with skills to focus on the “knowledge” section. Over 10 months, you will learn how to extract data for use in experiments, how to apply state-of-the-art techniques in data analysis and how to present extracted knowledge effectively to domain experts.

Data science can open your mind—and career path—to infinite possibilities. There is a growing need in many fields for people who can apply computational and statistical techniques to data and then effectively communicate results from analyses to various stakeholders.

The new UBC Master of Data Science is a professional program developed by the combined expertise of the UBC departments of Computer Science and Statistics to help meet this need and give students a fast track to a great career.

Utilizing descriptive and prescriptive techniques, students extract and analyze data from both unstructured and structured forms and then communicate the findings of those analyses in ways to enable organizations to make informed decisions based on data.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for master's degrees set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Applicants must also provide proof of successful completion of:

  • one course in programming (e.g., UBC CPSC 110 or APSC 160 or equivalent);
  • one course in probability and/or statistics (e.g., UBC STAT 200 or STAT 241/251 or STAT 302 or equivalent); and,
  • one course in calculus (e.g., UBC MATH 100 or equivalent) or one course in linear algebra (e.g., UBC MATH 221 or equivalent). Completion of a course in each of calculus and linear algebra is recommended.

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Course Modules

The M.D.S. is a 10-month, non-thesis degree program consisting of 30 credits:

  • DSCI 511 (1)
  • DSCI 512 (1)
  • DSCI 513 (1)
  • DSCI 521 (1)
  • DSCI 522 (1)
  • DSCI 523 (1)
  • DSCI 524 (1)
  • DSCI 525 (1)
  • DSCI 531 (1)
  • DSCI 532 (1)
  • DSCI 541 (1)
  • DSCI 542 (1)
  • DSCI 551 (1)
  • DSCI 552 (1)
  • DSCI 553 (1)
  • DSCI 554 (1)
  • DSCI 561 (1)
  • DSCI 562 (1)
  • DSCI 563 (1)
  • DSCI 571 (1)
  • DSCI 572 (1)
  • DSCI 573 (1)
  • DSCI 574 (1)
  • DSCI 575 (1)
  • DSCI 591 (6)

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How to Apply

A complete application includes the following:

  • An online application form (and fee) collected by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Official transcripts and TOEFL to be mailed 

Required documents:

  • 3 electronic reference letters from the online application system,
  • 2 sets of official transcripts (with certified translations if the original is not in English or French)(please upload a copy with your online application),
  • evidence of proficiency in English (official documents from TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB), as detailed above,
  • a curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests (please upload with your online application). These documents are optional. As long as you have answered the online application questions thoroughly (particularly your research interests and goals), there is no need to send us a cv and statement of research interests or to duplicate information.

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