Master of Science in Software Engineering, Specialization in Data Science

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Step into a multidisciplinary realm where advanced data science techniques are utilized to uncover meaningful insights, devise solutions, and address future problems. Complete the 33 units of your Master of Science in Software Engineering, Specialization in Data Science with classes convening off-campus in Santa Clara.

The demand for skilled data scientists is soaring, particularly in aiding corporate decision-making processes. The MSSE, Specialization in Data Science, furnishes you with the expertise to dissect data issues, identify pertinent questions, and effectively communicate findings to uncover underlying potentials of issues and solutions. This degree serves as a gateway for data-driven decision-making across various industries. 

Commencing in the Fall, this cohort-style program offers a structured pathway into the dynamic field of Data Science.

Program Snapshot


years / 33 units


per unit*



*Fee listed will increase by 5% next Fall. SJSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum; however, fees listed in published schedules may need to be increased to maintain the high quality of education we offer and are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the campus President, as appropriate.

Program Features

Expert faculty

Faculty from the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering provide industry expertise helping you advance your engineering career and stand out as a leader.

Cohort style

Learn, network, and collaborate within your small cohort of professionals and knowledgeable graduate students.

A schedule for professionals

Classes are offered in a convenient evening format. You can keep working while advancing your career.

Engineering Ranking

SJSU ranks #4 among public universities in the country for data science salaries for graduates - WSJ

Career Opportunities

  • Becoming a data scientist is a great career move. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is projected to grow much faster than average (35%) between 20221-2032.
  • US News lists data scientist as #3 on the list of Best Technology Jobs and #8 in best jobs overall. You’ll find jobs in various organizations, including government agencies, tech startups, or large corporations.
  • Glassdoor describes how earning a master’s degree in data science will open doors to high-level positions and increased potential salaries.
  • The convergence of data science and artificial intelligence holds the promise of revolutionizing and streamlining cumbersome processes. This synergy is already boosting productivity across various sectors, including finance, healthcare, marketing, and beyond.

"This program has empowered me with the skills of machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and all these other tools for becoming a great data science specialist.”

Saurabh Aggarwal
Data Science Alumnus

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