Data Science

Develop the Knowledge to Decode Big Data

Prepare yourself to become a leader in the growing field of data analysis with a Master of Science in Engineering in Data Science from the University of California, Riverside. The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Data Science can teach you to distill valuable insights from sizable amounts of data.

Coursework is designed to allow graduates to develop efficient techniques to identify, analyze and visualize hidden patterns within data groups to extract critical information.

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Graduate in as few as 13 months

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No residency requirement

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Choose one of six specializations

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Enjoy flexible admissions and three start dates

Why a Master’s Degree in Data Science Online?

We live in a time when the world’s citizens effortlessly create enormous amounts of data that require storage and analyzation. From simple texts and videos to private financial and medical data, the demand for professionals with data science and analytical skills has created many lucrative possibilities.

IT data scientists can work for a variety of companies, such as IBM, American Express and Amazon.

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According to career site, data scientists can earn approximate annual salaries of $100,000 to $130,000, while data visualization specialists’ base earnings start around $80,000 and can reach $100,000.

Employment for data scientists is expected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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WHo should choose a DATA SCIENCE MASTER’S?

The data science specialization encompasses an extensive list of possible career paths due to the overwhelming need for data professionals in nearly every industry. Medical, financial, telecommunications, government, science and retail companies now require professionals for their data science, data analysis and data visualization departments.

Our masters in data science program is conducted 100% online for your convenience. You can graduate in as few as 13 months without interrupting your current job. You might even be qualified to receive financial assistance from your current employer.

The courses aim to provide you with a sound foundation to meet the current need for data management and administration professionals. If you have engineering experience or a bachelor’s in engineering, regardless of emphasis, we invite you to learn more about the online data science master’s program.



The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by a number of academic publications for a variety of different programs and attributes. In its most recent graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report counted UC Riverside among the top 20 percent of Best Global Universities for Engineering in the nation.

The University of California, Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation assures students that UC Riverside meets the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and a commitment to self-improvement.

For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named University of California, Riverside the top 3 in the nation for social mobility, an honor that reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural, professional and geographical diversity.

More about UCR’s Data Science Program

We invite you to learn more about UCR’s Master of Science in Engineering by clicking on one of the links below.








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