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Master of Advanced Studies in Data Science & Engineering (Year 1 of 2) Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

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 Master of Advanced Studies in Data Science & Engineering, and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal.

About the Data Science & Engineering Program (DSE): DSE Brochure and 2019-20 DSE Calendar & Schedule.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

CA Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Academic Year (33 weeks)
Academic Year Tuition/Fees(View Components)acf $22,341
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $20,328
UC Systemwide Student Services Academic Year Fee: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $885
Quarter Tuition/Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
UC Mandatory Tuition and Feesacf $5,544 $7,392 $7,392
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee $376 $376 $376
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $295 $295 $295
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Feeb $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Housing and Mealse $5,988 $5,988 $5,988
Books and Supplies $479 $479 $479
Transportation $960 $960 $960
Personal Expenses $808 $808 $808
Quarter Cost of Attendance $15,570 $17,598 $17,598
Housing and Mealse $17,964
Books and Supplies $1,437
Transportation $2,880
Personal Expenses $2,424
Health Insurance Feeb $3,900
MAS-DSE Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residentsd $50,946
  1. All new UC San Diego professional and graduate students will be billed a one-time Document fee of $100, which is not included in the Tuition/Fees amount.

  2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) for the academic year includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $3,900. Students may opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. For additional UC SHIP information, visit

  3. All new UC San Diego international students will be assessed a one-time Visa Administration fee of $100, which is not included in the Tuition/Fees amount.

  4. The MAS-DSE (Year 1 of 2) CA and Non-CA Resident Basic Budget Total is $50,946. Students enrolled in the MAS-DSE Program are not charged Non-CA 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.

  6. MAS-DSE students pay $924 per credit unit. The first year of the 2-year program is based on 6 credit units Fall term, 8 credit units Winter term, and 8 credit units Spring term. Actual units taken may vary based on each student’s enrollment. The 2-year MAS-DSE program requires 38 credit units for completion.

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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