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Master of Science in Data Science

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COVID-19: The MS Data Science Program WILL run this fall, as usual. We will have procedures in place to enable those students who cannot get to San Francisco due to travel/visa restrictions, to start their program online until travel restrictions are lifted. We will be following all official guidelines, including social distancing on our campus, to ensure everyone's health and safety.

Data Scientist is the #1 job in America, according to Glassdoor.

Located in San Francisco, Pacific's MS in Data Science program equips students for the exciting field of data science. This STEM-designated program uses a hybrid approach to learning with most courses requiring attendance in both in-person and online class sessions. It consists of 4 semesters spread over 2 academic years, during which 32 units must be completed for degree conferral. Starting in Fall 2019, each unit costs $1,498. Our students receive a personalized education featuring the small class sizes that are a trademark of a Pacific education.

Data scientists are in high demand. Every industry realizes that data is the key to future success, and organizations are looking for data scientists with deep knowledge of analytics. Pacific's Data Science program will prepare its students to be the data scientists of tomorrow. 

 Are you a Pacific undergraduate student? Consider adding the Minor in Data Science to your diploma. In addition to giving you highly-sought skills in Data Science, this is an excellent way to prepare for our Masters program in Data Science. For more info, visit the Minor in Data Science Webpage or contact the minor advisor, Prof. J. Hetrick.

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Alumni Spotlight

Within six months after graduating in Spring 2018, Alex was nominated for the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list, and had created a dashboard for Macy's by integrating R and Tableau that was selected as one of the best marketing dashboards across all of their customers. He went on to create an entirely new graph type which he called the 'Polyarea Chart', selected by Kantar as one of the top 101 data visualizations worldwide in 2018. 

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Data Science Fights Fires

Wildfires are unpredictable, but data scientists can leverage computing power and decades of fire and climate history to forecast risks across the wildland urban interface. Data Science Program director, Rick Hutley, was recently interviewed on Capital Public Radio's Insight program with Beth Ruyak, about data's integral part in helping wildfires.


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Visualizing Data

As we shelter-in-place and wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to subside, getting accurate information has become a primary concern not only for heads of state, health professionals, and business leaders, but for each of us trying to understand what is happening.
There is a wealth of data on COVID-19 available through your browser at home. One of the most powerful methods for understanding and telling stories on the pandemic is through effective data visualization.