Data Science and Engineering

Data Science and Engineering (CS85)

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Data Science and Engineering
Major Data Science and Engineering
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines May 4, 2022 (Fall 2022)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is recommended.

Please Note: The GRE is ONLY recommended for those with less than two years of work experience. If you have more than two years of work experience, you do NOT need to report GRE scores as they will not affect your application. We will not provide any information regarding average GRE scores of admitted students.
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

TOEFL/IELTS exam may be waived for those working in the US for more than one year or with a phone interview.

Please note this degree is a part-time only degree and does not qualify to sponsor international students for an I-20 student visa.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

3 Letters of Recommendation are preferred.

Statement of Purpose


Online submission; Briefly describe your reasons and goals for applying to this program (4-6 sentences)



Additional Requirements

Two years of professional work experience post bachelor's degree recommended.
Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, or other Science field preferred.

Contact Info

Campus Office By Appointment Only
Jacobs Hall (formerly EBU1), Room 1103I
Phone (858) 822-4536
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
DSE Graduate Affairs; Jacobs School of Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0439
La Jolla, CA 92093-0439
Attn: Executive Education / MAS EBU1-1103I