UBC Master of Data Science

Applications Now Open for September 2020. Deadline: January 31, 2020
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Programs

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.

Who

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

What

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

Where

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver or Okanagan campuses

When

Begins each September.

How

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

Why

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

Which UBC MDS program is right for you?

Trying to determine which UBC Master of Data Science program is right for you? Here’s a quick breakdown of the similarities and differences between our MDS-V, MDS-O, and MDS-CL offerings:

  Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
10-month, full-time, accelerated program Yes Yes Yes
Fundamental data science skills, techniques, and tools   Yes Yes Yes
Curriculum specializing in techniques for processing language data   No No Yes
Real-world data sets from a range of domains integrated into all courses   Yes Yes Yes
8-week capstone project Yes Yes Yes
Industry events and partnerships Yes Yes Yes
Cohort size ~95 students 40 students max ~40 students
Instructors Faculty from Computer Science and Statistics Faculty from Computer Science and Statistics Faculty from Computer Science, Statistics, and Linguistics
Vancouver campus—a bustling, multicultural campus in one of Canada’s top tech expansion destinations Yes No Yes
Kelowna campus—an intimate learning environment in a growing technology centre No Yes No
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
yes yes yes
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
yes yes yes
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
no no yes
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
yes yes yes
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
yes yes yes
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
yes yes yes
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
~95 students 40 students max. ~40 students
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
Faculty from Computer Science and Statistics. Faculty from Computer Science and Statistics. Faculty from Computer Science, Statistics, and Linguistics.
Vancouver Okanagan Computational Linguistics
no yes no

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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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