Data is everywhere. Continuously generated and collected across every domain, it is a vast and largely untapped resource of information with the potential to reveal insights about every aspect of our lives and the world we live in. However, the ability to uncover these insights is a highly specialized skill possessed by far too few.
UBC’s Master of Data Science program was designed to address this workforce gap by equipping students with the technical skills, practical experience, and most importantly, the confidence to seize opportunities in an ever-expanding field.
The program is offered at both the UBC Vancouver campus and the UBC Okanagan campus, with an additional Master of Data Science with Computational Linguistics specialization* being introduced at the Vancouver campus.
*Master of Data Science with Computational Linguistics specialization is pending approval from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education. Subscribe for program news and updates.
“It's estimated that Canada will see a shortage of up to 19,000 professionals with data and analytical skills.”
- Canada's Big Data Consortium
10-month, accelerated format allows students to start their careers sooner
Diverse Data Sets
Students gain practical experience using real data sets across a range of domains
Students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom, while working to find solutions to real-world problems.
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Meet Our Alumni
Rodrigo Coronado, Director for Advanced Analytics at Avande
"MDS gave me a great insight into the data science value chain, and provided me with a deep understanding of algorithms, statistical models and development practices."
Kai He, Data Scientist at BGC Engineering
"My capstone project involved Natural Language Processing using topic modelling tools, where I learned about not only model and feature selection, but also collaboration, exploratory data analysis process, and much more."
Nada Salem, Data Scientist Contractor for Microsoft
"My goal is to empower management to make better and more informed data driven decisions for the organization."