What are the tuition differences between Regular Session and Special Session?

According to Bursar Office, following table is for a MSDA student taking classes in Fall 2024. This table just serves as a reference for Resident and Non-resident students. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please refer to the website of Bursar Office for official amounts.

Please keep in mind that Regular Session tuition is calculated based on a flat fee depending on the number of units a student is enrolled in and also varies based on a students’ California residency status, while Special Session is charged as a per unit fee regardless of residency status.

California Residency Class Units Regular Session Special Session
Tuitioin Camus Fees Unit Surchagre Total Surcharge Total  Tuition Unit Tuition Total  Tuition
Resident 1 $2,208 $1,125 $0 $0 $3,333 $927 $927
3 $2,208 $1,125 $0 $0 $3,333 $927 $2,781
6 $2,208 $1,125 $0 $0 $3,333 $927 $5,562
9 $3,804 $1,125 $0 $0 $4,929 $927 $8,343
Non- Resident 1 $2,208 $1,125 $420 $420 $3,753 $927 $927
3 $2,208 $1,125 $420 $1,260 $4,593 $927 $2,781
6 $2,208 $1,125 $420 $2,520 $5,853 $927 $5,562
9 $3,804 $1,125 $420 $3,780 $8,709 $927 $8,343





What are the internship opportunities in Silicon Valley?

For those interested in data fields, Silicon Valley offers internship opportunities. Our students land roles at leading tech companies and innovative startups. It’s a chance to dive into real-world projects in Data Analytics, Data Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Large Language Model, Generative AI, and more. MSDA is a STEM program and follows the applicable OPT rules.


What industry connections do Applied Data Science students have?

More than 150 Silicon Valley companies have employed our students for internships and permanent positions, including companies like:

10X Genomics, Accenture, Adobe, Airbnb, Alphabet, Amazon, Applied Materials, Autodesk, BlackRock, Capital One, Cisco, Cognizant, Coupang, El Camino Health, Electric Power Research Institute, Equinix, Ernst & Young, Esri, Experian, Glassdoor, GM Financial, IBM, Informatica, Intel, Intuit, John Deere, Juniper Networks, Lam Research, Lucid USA, Mercedes Benz, Meta Platforms, Micron, NetApp, Palo Alto Networks,  Panasonic, PayPal, Rackspace Technology, Roche,  Roku, Salesforce, SAS, Seagate, Teradata, Tesla, Teladoc Health, TikTok, Uber, Udemy, Visa, VMWare, Walmart, Warner Brothers Entertainment, Waymo, World Bank, etc.

This network is a great asset, offering connections and inspiration to those studying and entering these dynamic tech fields.

Do Applied Data students have access to GPU machines?

ADS students can access GPU machines via Online Reservation System. The applied data science department has 22 Alienware Aurora R15 Desktops with AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 with 24 GB GDDR6X, 128GB memory, etc. This GPU is 3x faster than the Colab tier GPU T4.


What is the path for students admitted before Fall 2024?

Starting in the Fall semester of 2024, the course DATA 270 will be substituted by DATA 236. For students who commenced their studies before Fall 2024 and have not yet completed DATA 270, they will enroll in DATA 236 instead.


Additionally, in the Spring semester of 2025, DATA 240 will be replaced by DATA 266. Consequently, students planning to take DATA 240 in Spring 2025 should register for DATA 266. This change is part of our ongoing efforts to keep our curriculum relevant and up-to-date.