Data Science Programs in California

We have 36 data science programs in California in our database.

With over 2 dozen different data science programs in California, there are quite a few options to choose from. There are also a handful of online data science programs in California that also have campus locations within the state.

All degrees are a Master in Data Science degree offering aside from a Graduate Certificate in Data Science offered by Stanford University. The University of California at Berkeley's Master of Information and Data Science program (sometimes goes by the acronym MIDS) is a growing degree offering from a top-tier university, offering the degree part-time, full-time, and in an accelerated format for those that qualify.

Online Data Science Programs in California

Learn About California Data Science Degree Programs

Schools in California with data science programs include:
  • California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo: M.S. in Business Analytics
  • California State University - Fullerton: MBA with Business Analytics
  • California State University - Long Beach: Master of Science in Applied Statistics
  • California State University - San Bernardino: Master of Business Administration - Business Intelligence and Information Technology Focus
  • California State University East Bay: M.S. in Business Analytics
  • Chapman University: Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences Ph.D. in Computational and Data Sciences
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University of California-Berkeley: MIDS Degree

Completing the program can take between 12 to 32 months depending on the speed chosen. The curriculum is 27 units with core classes focusing on data engineering, data visualization, research design, statistical analysis, and more. Featured courses for the MIDS degree include Applied Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning, and the legal and ethical issues around data science. There is a capstone project at the end that completes the program.

Weekly live class meetings will have 18 students at maximum and various features will be available, such as document sharing and group activities. Students have the option to choose a PC or mobile platform for their classes and all lectures will be recorded for on-demand access. There is a need for a week-long residency at the UC Berkeley campus to meet with faculty and other students, as well as meeting with professionals in the data science field.

National University: MS in Data Science

The San Diego-based college provides a Master of Science in Data Science that can be completed on-campus or online. Geared toward experienced professionals or recent graduates, the program offers unique features such as studying each course one month at a time for convenience. The curriculum is across 13 courses with 58.5 units, and students learn abilities such as data management and machine learning methods, creating and analyzing data files, and developing team productivity to research and improve company performance.

The program concludes with a three-month capstone project and has a requirement of students receiving a cumulative 3.0 GPA for the previous courses. Students will either work with real data from sponsored companies or other university-approved public data to analyze problems and develop solutions, showcasing the skills they have learned in their education.

Stanford University: Foundations of Data Science Certificate

For those needing quick statistics and programming education, the Stanford School of Engineering offers a Foundations of Data Science certification. There are only three courses needed to complete curriculum -- an introduction to statistics and a deep dive into Python and R programming. The entire program will take around 30 to 40 hours to complete and is entirely self-paced for up to 90 days after enrollment. There is no requirement to have prior experience before joining and no final exams or capstone projects to complete the certificate.

Scholarship Opportunities within California

A couple of scholarships are available for data science graduates entering the University of California-Berkeley. The Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship offers an $8,500 award for those completing a Master of Information in Data Science degree and they must show how they are using the education to create a better life and society. Another scholarship for MIDS students that can demonstrate financial need waives the week-long residency fee of $500.

For women that are members of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Women in Engineering for at least a year, they are eligible for a scholarship from the organization if they are enrolled in the MIDS program at UC-Berkeley. The award is up to $7,500 toward tuition.

Students working in the Master of Science in Data Science program at the University of San Francisco are automatically entered into a university-sponsored scholarship that is between a $2,000 and $10,000 award. Those with high academic marks will be considered.

Data Science Events, Meetups, and Conferences in California

DATAx San Francisco

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San Francisco has hosted multiple DATAx summits, covering machine learning innovation, AI in marketing and healthcare, big data, and gaming analytics. DATAx hosts the biggest gaming analytics conference in the world, where leading professionals share the impact of data science and what methods they use for success with AAA publishers such as Ubisoft, Activision, and Electronic Arts.

Another summit, AI in Marketing, collects various high-level marketers and data scientists from a wide variety of companies like Uber, Instacart, and GoDaddy. Attendees will learn how AI helps bring in customers and keeps them using products and services, as well as learning the latest disruptive technology.

Big Data Science

Boasting with over 5,000 members, one of the biggest monthly meetups is the Big Data Science group in Fremont. Every fourth Sunday of the month, content involves general information around AI, machine learning, and the internet of the things, along with interactive experience with using software tools. Students of all levels in data science are welcome to join.

Parents are welcome to join younger students, but only one as meetings are limited in size. Location of the meetings vary and other in-depth topics they have covered are chatbots, blockchain, and automation.

Data Science Careers in California

When it comes to opportunities in the tech industry, it is no surprise that California leads the way with over 1,780,000 jobs and is the fastest-growing state in the country according to CompTIA. Only the state of Washington comes close to their level of employment along the Western portion of the United States. Of the many popular metro areas in the state, the Bay Area combination of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Santa Clara has over 425,000 workers compared to the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area with over 327,000 opportunities. IT services is the leading industry sector with positive 3.9 percent year-over-year growth.

Because the state is so big, having 9.4 percent of the workforce represent the tech industry is significant. This represents over a $482 billion impact in the economy. The median salary for workers in California sits at $96,237, which is only lower than Washington across the entire country. It is higher than 101 percent of the median national wages.

California Data Science Career Statistics Information

Number of people employed within the tech industry: 1,782,499
Change in jobs from 2017 to 2018: 51,567
Average tech industry salary in California: $96,237
Estimated California tech salaries range: From $56,825 to $157,967
Male Employment: 862,098 (68%)
Female Employment: 412,461 (32%)
* Data sourced from CompTIA, CyberStates.org, a data aggregate for tech workforce analytics.

Available Online Data Science Programs for California

Online Data Science Programs Based in California

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Applied Statistics - Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Website

Chapman University

Orange, California
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences - Schmid College of Science & Technology - Website

National University

La Jolla, California
  • 🖳 Online Online Master of Science in Data Science - School of Engineering and Computing - Website

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California
  • 🖳 Online MBA with concentration in Data Science and Business Analytics - Leavey School of Business - Website

Stanford University

Stanford, California
  • 🖳 Online Foundations for Data Science: Professional Certificate - Stanford School of Engineering - Website

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
  • 🖳 Online Online Master of Information and Data Science - datascience@Berkeley - Website

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
  • 🖳 Online Predictive Analytics Certificate Program - UCI Extension School - Website

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, California
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Data Science - Website

List of California Data Science Programs

Campus-based and Online programs

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Orfalea College of Business - Website

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, California
  • MBA with Business Analytics - Mihaylo College of Business and Economics - Website

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Applied Statistics - Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Website

California State University - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California
  • Master of Business Administration - Business Intelligence and Information Technology Focus - College of Business and Public Administration - Website

California State University East Bay

Hayward, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - College of Business and Economics - Website

Chapman University

Orange, California
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics - Fowler School of Engineering - Website
  • M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences - Schmid College of Science and Technology - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences - Schmid College of Science & Technology - Website
  • Ph.D. in Computational and Data Sciences - Schmid College - Website

Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, California
  • Masters of Science in Information Systems & Technology: Concentration in Data Science & Analytics - Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT) - Website

Golden Gate University

San Francisco, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Ageno School of Business - Website

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
  • MS in Business Analytics - Business - Website

National University

La Jolla, California
  • Master of Science in Data Analytics - School of Engineering, Technology and Media - Website
  • Master of Science in Data Science - School of Engineering and Computing - Website
  • 🖳 Online Online Master of Science in Data Science - School of Engineering and Computing - Website
  • Master of Science in Health and Life Science Analytics - School of Health and Human Services - Website

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
  • M.S. in Applied Analytics - Graziadio School of Business and Management - Website

Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - School of Economics and Business Administration - Website

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
  • M.S. in Big Data Analytics - Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age - Website

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - College of Business - Website

San Jose State University

San Jose, California
  • M.S. in Data Analytics - College of Professional and Global Education - Website

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Leavey School of Business - Website
  • 🖳 Online MBA with concentration in Data Science and Business Analytics - Leavey School of Business - Website

Stanford University

Stanford, California
  • 🖳 Online Foundations for Data Science: Professional Certificate - Stanford School of Engineering - Website
  • M.S. in Statistics: Data Science - Stanford School of Engineering - Website
  • Master of Science In Computer Science, Specialization in Information Management and Analytics - Department of Computer Science - Website

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Data Science Major - Berkeley School of Information - Website
  • Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) - Berkeley School of Information - Website
  • 🖳 Online Online Master of Information and Data Science - datascience@Berkeley - Website

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
  • B.S. in Statistics: Statistical Data Science - Department of Statistics - Website
  • Hybrid MBA with Business Analytics and Technologies Concentration - Graduate School of Management - Website

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
  • 🖳 Online Predictive Analytics Certificate Program - UCI Extension School - Website

University of California - San Diego

San Diego, California
  • Master of Advanced Study in Data Science and Engineering - Departments of Computer Science and Engineering - Website

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
  • B.S. in Data Science - Merage School of Business - Website
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Merage School of Business - Website

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
  • M.S. in Engineering With Certificate of Specialization in Data Science Engineering - UCLA Samueli School Of Engineering - Website

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, California
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Data Science - Website

University of California - San Diego

San Diego, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Rady School of Management - Website
  • Master of Advanced Study in Data Science and Engineering - Jacobs School of Engineering - Website

University of Pacific

Stockton, California
  • Master of Science in Data Science - School of Engineering and Computer Science - Website

University of San Diego

San Diego, California
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - School of Business - Website

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
  • BS in Data Science - College of Arts and Sciences - Website
  • M.S. in Data Science - College of Arts and Sciences - Website
  • Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) - College of Arts and Sciences - Website
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics - School of Nursing and Health Professions - Website

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
  • M.S. in Analytics - Viterbi School of Engineering - Website
  • M.S. in Applied Data Science - Viterbi School of Engineering - Website
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - Marshall School of Business - Website
  • Bachelor of Arts in Data Science - Viterbi School of Engineering - Website
  • Master of Science in Computer Science - Data Science - Viterbi School of Engineering - Website

University of the Pacific

Stockton, California
  • M.S. in Data Science - School of Engineering and Computer Science - Website
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