Master of Science in Applied Data Science

The USC Viterbi Master of Science in Applied Data Science will train students as data scientists. This degree provides students with the knowledge and skill to solve real-world world challenges that require a combination of data management and data analytics skills. Students will learn how to use the latest big-data infrastructures, including Hadoop and Spark. They will learn how to use the various analytical tools, including machine learning, data mining, and data visualization. And students will learn how to apply these tools to real-world problems.

This degree is designed for students that have a strong math and science background, but may not have much training in computer science. Students will learn the basics of data science, including data formats, tools and techniques. They learn how to build data processing programs in Python, and they will learn how to apply the latest analytical tools through hands-on homeworks and projects. Students are given a choice of electives to allow them to pursue their own interests within data science.

A total of 32 units is required for the degree. For course descriptions, please visit this page. To apply, please visit the this page.