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Program Overview

Degree offered: M.D.S.

The Master of Data Science program offers a sound foundation in data science techniques. It is a non-thesis professional degree program consisting of 30 credits. The program focuses on modelling, data extraction, data cleaning, data analysis, and communicating results to support evidence-based decisions. Students entering the program typically have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline that relies increasingly on data such as Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Management, or Psychology, but also Digital Media, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Education, Health Care, History, Physics, Sociology, etc.

This program is not intended for students with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or Statistics, and is restricted to students who have not declared a Major or Minor in Data Science and have not taken a significant number of data science courses (see admission requirements).

Students should be aware that due to the very intensive nature of the program, any absence might result in missing critical content. While UBC is committed to student success, ensuring that its standards are upheld may require completing the remaining part of the program the following year.

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