Data Analytics (MS)

MS in Data Analytics

“Learning from data is virtually universally useful. Master it and you’ll be welcomed nearly everywhere!”
– John Elder, Elder Research


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Master of Science in Data Analytics through San Jose State University, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is a full-fledged, industry-aligned graduate degree program catering to students and working professionals.

This world-class two-year degree will prepare you for a number of exciting career paths, including data analyst, data administrator, business analyst, data engineer, business intelligence analyst, information research scientist, or an advanced analytics expert.

The program has been designed to provide students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds with the advanced education necessary to draw insights from real data and to apply their analytical skills to solve real-world problems.

Program Features

  1. Interdisciplinary Curriculum
    Features a comprehensive curriculum jointly developed by the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, the College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of International and Extended Studies, and the College of Science.

  2. Career-Aligned Opportunities
    Qualified students will have the opportunity to engage in internships with prominent companies in  Silicon Valley. Internships may translate to future job opportunities on completion of the program. International students will have an opportunity to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) to take advantage of the internship opportunities.

  3. Outstanding Faculty: Academic and industry experts provide students with a industry-aligned curriculum and a wide range of practical knowledge and experience in data analytics.

  4. Affordable Education: San Jose State University offers outstanding educational value. There are 10 required courses, for a total of 30 graduate-level units that will fulfill the requirements for earning a Master of Science in Data Analytics. The tuition cost to complete all 10 required courses is $22,500 (For Academic Year 2018-19).

  5. STEM Degree Program: Classified as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degree program  and meets course requirements for F-1 visa holders.

Your Career Opportunities

With a Master of Science in Data Analytics from San Jose State University you will have access to a wide variety of career choices, and to top Silicon Valley companies.

Applying to the Program

Prospective students interested in the program are encouraged to complete a prequalification form to determine your suitability for the program.

Application Steps

  1. Review the admission requirements
    Check the Admission Requirements to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria.
  2. Apply to San Jose State University
    Apply for the MSDA program on Cal State Apply under Interdisciplinary.

    The next enrollment session for the MSDA program is Fall 2019. There will be no Spring 2019 admission to this program.

    The application cycle for Fall 2019 admission opens on
    October 1, 2018

    Fall 2019 Enrollment Deadlines:

    Graduate Program Intl. Application Deadline Intl. Document Deadline
    MS in Data Analytics April 1, 2019 April 20, 2019

    Graduate Program Domestic Application Deadline Domestic Document Deadline
    MS in Data Analytics June 1, 2019 June 20, 2019
  3. Check your Admission Status
    After applying to this program, login to MySJSU to check the status of your application and check your "to-do" list for any missing documents. Submit all documents to SJSU GAPE at; include your SJSU ID and name in the body of the email.

Admission Requirements

Please review the Admission Requirements to see what you will need to be admitted to the M.S. in Data Analytics program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Go to Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the program and the application process.

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