Data Science emerged as a result of the proliferation of vast data sets in various fields, leading to the need for automated methods to facilitate efficient and effective data analysis by humans. This program equips individuals with the necessary expertise to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize data, enabling them to make informed and ethical decisions driven by data. It draws upon the convergence of computer science, statistics, and domain-specific knowledge to address real-world challenges and find practical solutions.
The Data Science graduate program has six (6) core courses and students are able to customize their learning experience through four (4) electives. The courses are scheduled across three terms for full-time students and five terms for part-time students. The remaining terms are for the thesis development.
The core courses are as follows:
To be eligible for consideration to the MS in Data Science program, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, which includes a minimum of four years of full-time study. Please be advised that admission to a program that is different from your undergraduate field of study may require the completion of prerequisite courses before you will be permitted to begin graduate-level coursework. Due to the technical nature of the program, students will be expected to have a strong technical background, typically with an undergraduate degree in STEM.
All applicants to DLSU graduate programs must follow, without exception, the requirements, schedule and procedures set by the Office of the Admissions and Scholarships which can be found here.
Students admitted to the program at DLSU will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of tuition scholarships. All applicants will be evaluated on a competitive basis. The scholarships, if awarded, will assist in covering a portion of the tuition expenses for a maximum duration of two years.
Q: What is the duration of the MSDS program?
A: The MSDS program is typically designed to be completed in 2 years on a full-time basis or 3 years on a part-time basis.
Q: What are the admission requirements for the MSDS program?
A: Admission requirements may vary, but commonly include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, or engineering. Additionally, strong quantitative and programming skills are typically preferred. Please refer to the admissions office website (https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/graduate/) for specific requirements.
Q: Can I apply to the MSDS program if my undergraduate degree is in a non-technical field?
A: Yes, many MSDS programs welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. However, some prerequisite coursework or additional foundation courses may be required to ensure a solid technical foundation. You will be advised if you need to take these prerequisites depending on your DGAT performance.
Q: Is work experience required to apply for the MSDS program?
A: Work experience is not a requirement for admission to the MSDS program.
Q: What topics are covered in the MSDS curriculum?
A: The MSDS curriculum typically covers a range of subjects including data analysis, machine learning, data visualization, big data processing, and data ethics.
Q: Are there opportunities for research or internships in the MSDS program?
A: The MSDS program provides opportunities for research projects in ALTDSI. These experiences allow students to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios and gain practical skills. The program’s website or faculty members can provide more information on research opportunities and apprenticeships.
Q: Can the MSDS program be pursued on a part-time or online basis?
A: The MSDS program is designed for both full-time and part-time students. Pure online options cannot be accommodated as there are activities that need to be face-to-face, e.g., major exams, comprehensive exams and defense.
Q: What are the tuition fees for the MSDS program?
A: Tuition fees for the MSDS program can vary. It’s recommended to contact the admissions office for detailed information on tuition fees, or you may estimate the amount using this link: https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/offices/accounting/tuition-and-other-fees/.
Q: Which campus will the MSDS program be run on?
A: The MSDS program will be conducted at our Manila Campus. This is where students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge resources, and a vibrant academic community.
Q: Are there any plans to offer the MSDS program on other campuses or online?
A: Currently, the MSDS program is exclusively offered at our Manila campus. However, we understand the importance of flexibility and adaptability, especially in the current global landscape. As such, certain meetings and classes may be conducted online, depending on the instructor’s discretion and the needs of the program. In addition, the McKinley microcampus, located at the Venice Corporate Center in McKinley, will serve as a dedicated research laboratory for MSDS students and researchers.