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Data Science, Professional MS (Worldwide)

Program Overview

Golden Gate University has partnered with University HUB to co-design professional graduate programs that are dedicated to facilitating working professionals and international students. These programs are offered in Hybrid mode, which requires international students to fulfill in-person residency requirements at the Golden Gate University San Francisco campus for two weekends during every 15-week trimester academic period. This program is offered with two tracks: General & Internship. The Internship Track requires an additional five units of internship coursework to be completed concurrently with the academic coursework over the duration of the program. Note: This program is available only to students who enroll via the University HUB platform.

Aligned to GGU’s leadership and service mission, the Professional Master of Science in Data Science is a comprehensive and leading-edge degree program designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to excel in the rapidly growing field of data science and analytics.

Inspired by innovative, resilient, and competitive practices from the San Francisco Silicon Valley, the Master of Science in Data Science incorporates courses from GGU’s ITM, Leadership, Project Management, Business Analytics programs, among others to help students develop the skills to leverage data to extract valuable insights, drive decision-making, and solve complex problems across various industries, locally and globally.

Students are able to directly apply their learning in their jobs as they pursue their degrees. Unlike traditional master’s degrees, professional master’s programs emphasize technical training and the development of in-demand business and leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply leading edge business principles and practices to solve complex and evolving problems in the local and global economy.
  • Apply responsible business practices and ethical principles to inform decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Deliver professional quality communications that demonstrate appropriate audience awareness and messaging.
  • Demonstrate effective and strategic leadership performance, collaboration, and teamwork.


The degree program requires completion of a total of 30 units. Students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in each course and cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better.