Data Science Masters

The most recent MSDS cohort is composed of bright students from across the country and around the world. From more than 1100 applicants, the MSDS program enrolled 66 new master’s students. The autumn 2020 cohort boasts the title of most selective ever: less than 12 percent of applicants were offered admission to the MSDS program this year.

Demographics

Women: 47%
Underrepresented Minorities: 11%
Asian Americans: 27%
International Students: 30%
First-Generation Students: 15%

Academic Background

Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Control and Automation Engineering
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Diplomacy and World Affairs
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Finance
  • French
  • History and Law
  • Japanese
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Korean
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering

Advanced Degrees

Master’s (MBA, M.A., M.S.): 4
Doctorate (PhD): 0

Professional Background

Years Since Undergraduate Education

0-2 years: 39
3-9 years: 21
10+ years: 6

Selected Employers

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Bank of China
  • Bloomberg
  • Boeing
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • CenturyLink
  • Citigroup
  • ComcastNBC
  • Ecolab
  • F5
  • Fannie Mae
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Intel
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Northwest Area Foundation
  • PEMCO
  • SLG Group
  • Starbucks
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • T-Mobile
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • University of Washington

Industries/Sectors Represented*

  • Administrative and Support
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply (Energy)
  • Financial and Insurance
  • Human Health and Social Work
  • Information and Communication
  • Manufacturing
  • Other Service Activities
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical
  • Public Administration and Defense
  • Transportation and Storage
  • Wholesale and Retail

*Industries/Sectors are delineated according to The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) classification system.