UBC Master of Data Science

Applications for September 2020 will open on November 8, 2019.
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Are you a creative problem solver with a love for data? UBC’s Master of Data Science was designed for you. Developed to give students a fast track to a great career, the program is helping to meet a growing need by producing skilled professionals who can turn data into knowledge.

Utilizing descriptive and prescriptive techniques, students extract and analyze data from both unstructured and structured forms, uncover insights, and learn to effectively communicate their results with stakeholders.

Graduates are highly trained, qualified data scientists who can help businesses and organizations, across all domains, improve strategy, products, services, health, safety, and so much more by translating their findings into solutions that enable and inform action.


Students with ANY undergraduate degree, from the Sciences, to the Arts, and Business, who are inquisitive and have a passion for learning


10-month, full-time, in-person, accelerated data science masters program


The University of British Columbia, Vancouver or Okanagan campuses


Begins each September.


An intensive schedule of 24 one-credit courses clustered into four-week segments to provide focus and cover topics in-depth


To translate data into knowledge, communicate its stories, and help decision-makers take action

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Meet a Graduate

Nasim Taba, Graduate, MDS Vancouver

Nasim Taba, UBC MDS Graduate“I am excited to participate fully in the sweeping changes in data science, and the ideal next step is to use my MDS knowledge for social good. I am interested in exploring factors that contribute to youth homelessness; using hard data to shed light on social patterns may help alleviate problems of teenagers and their families.”

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