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Halicioglu Data Science Institute and the Department of Computer Science, Master of Data Science Online, 2 Year Program 2022 -2023

These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.

Use this estimated cost of attendance to help decide how much money you need to attend Halicioglu Data Science Institute, Department of Computer Science, Master of Data Science Online, and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Summer 2022 (10 weeks) and Academic Year (33 weeks)
Summer and Academic Year Tuition and Fees(View Components) $37,730
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $26,828
UC Systemwide Student Services Academic Year Fee: $1,152
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $1,053

UC Per Unit Program Summer Costs: $8,472
UC San Diego Campus-based Summer Fee: $225
Quarter Tuition and Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 2023
UC Mandatory Tuition and Fees $5,480 $5,480 $5,480 $5,480
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee $384 $384 $384 $0
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $451 451 $451 $225
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Fee $1,335 $1,335 $1,335 $0
Housing and Meals $6,064 $6,064 $6,064 $5,513
Books and Supplies $262 $262 $262 $238
Transportation Expenses $528 $528 $528 $480
Personal Expenses $441 $441 $441 $401
Quarter Cost of Attendance $14,845 $14,845 $14,845 $12,337
Housing and Meals $23,705
Books and Supplies $1,024
Transportation Expenses $2,064
Personal Expenses $1,724
Health Insurance Fee $4,005
MDS Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $56,872
    1. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the Document fee of $100. COA and award packages are automatically adjusted for incoming students.

    2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) for the academic year includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $4,005. Students may opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. For additional UC SHIP information, visit

    3. Non-California resident and international students are not charged a Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition cost. Non-California residents will be considered for Federal Direct Loans only. International students will also be billed a one-time International Student Visa Administration fee of $100. International students may apply for Private Education Loans to assist with educational costs.

    4. The MDS California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total for Year 1 is $56,872. Year 2 is $24,210. Students enrolled in the MDS Program are not charged Non-California Resident Supplemental Tuition.

    5. The COA above is based on a student living off-campus. A student living on-campus or living with a parent will have a different COA and can refer to the graduate student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs Graduate Students Cost of Attendance (

    6. MDS students pay $685 per credit unit. Summer term is based on 8 credit units taken. In Year 1 the academic year is based on 8 credit units Fall term, 8 credit units Winter term, and 8 credit units Spring term. In Year 2, the academic year is based on 4 credit units Fall term and 4 credit units Winter term. Actual units taken may vary based on each student’s enrollment. The MDS Program requires 40 completed credit units and is a 2 Year program although some students may finish in less time.

For off-campus rental options, including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements, please refer to the UC San Diego Off-Campus Housing Services website: Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses.

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