What is the Python Programming Test and DATA 200

DATA 200, Computational Programming for Data Analytics, is a remedial course in addition to the 10 required courses of the MSDA degree. Just like the degree-required courses, the tuition cost of DATA 200 is $2,250.

The status of all students admitted to spring 2020 semester is “Conditionally Classified”. Each student is required to pass the Python Programming Test (waiver exam) in the first week of spring 2020 or the DATA 200 class in spring 2020. The status of a student who has passed the Python Programming Test or the DATA 200 class will be changed from “Conditionally Classified” to “Classified”.

The scope of this test includes Python language, data structures and algorithms. The test consists of multiple choices, short questions, and coding exercises. The test will be conducted from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on January 25, 2020 (Saturday).

How can I make an appointment for an advising session?

M.S. in Data Analytics advising sessions are for prospective, newly admitted, and current students. Please email ms-data-analytics@sjsu.edu to make a one-on-one appointment.

Before attending an advising session, please review the latest information posted on the program website at www.sjsu.edu/msda. After reviewing the website information, you can email questions which are not covered on the program website to ms-data-analytics@sjsu.edu or ask questions during the advising sessions.

Please arrive on time and come prepared with questions that are not covered on the program website. Please check-in at the front desk of the College of Professional and Global Education, Student Union West.

Pleaser refer to http://www.sjsu.edu/pdp/programs/msda/advising/index.html?


Who teaches the MSDA courses?

SJSU professors and industry experts teach the MSDA courses.  Professors are recruited from current instructor pools from five of SJSU’s colleges: the College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Professional and Global Education, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the College of Science.


What course content is covered in DATA 294 (Data Analytics Seminar)?

MSDA students take this course during their second semester at SJSU.  Silicon Valley domain experts and industry leaders are invited to the class each week to present their case studies and propose industry project topics for students.  After completing this class, students can potentially connect with Silicon Valley experts and work on real-world master’s degree projects (DATA 298A and 298B) in the following two semesters.  Students also may have the opportunity to seek internships by connecting with Silicon Valley companies.

What academic background do current MSDA students have?

The current 44 MSDA students have earned their B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in business, engineering as well as computer, natural, health, social and human sciences from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Iowa State, Michigan State, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Washington, California State University (East Bay, San Bernardino, San Jose), University of California (Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego), State University of Campinas (Brazil), Zhejiang University (China), India Institute of Technology (India), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), as well as other U.S. and international universities.

This is my first term at SJSU and I cannot attend, what will happen to my status?

If you do not attend SJSU in your first term of admission, your status will be cancelled. You will need to re-apply through the California State University website to attend SJSU at a future time.  (Please refer to http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/faqs/Attendance_and_Policy_FAQs/index.html#q4)