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Master of Advanced Studies in Data Science & Engineering (Year 1 of 2) Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021

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 Jacob’s School of Engineering’s Master of Advanced Studies in Data Science & Engineering, and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ.

About the Data Science & Engineering Program (DSE): DSE Brochure and 2020-21 DSE Calendar & Schedule.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Academic Year (33 weeks)
Academic Year Tuition/Fees(View Components) $23,428
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $21,340
UC Systemwide Student Services Academic Year Fee: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $960
Quarter Tuition/Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
UC Mandatory Tuition and Fees $5,820 $7,760 $7,760
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee $376 $376 $376
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $320 $320 $320
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Fee $1,285 $1,285 $1,285
Housing and Meals $5,760 $5,760 $5,760
Books and Supplies $247 $247 $247
Personal Expenses $418 $418 $418
Transportation Expenses $495 $495 $495
Quarter Cost of Attendance $14,721 $16,661 $16,661
Housing and Meals $17,280
Books and Supplies $741
Personal Expenses $1,254
Transportation Expenses $1,485
Health Insurance Fee $3,855
MAS-DSE Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $48,043
  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 $3,855. 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. 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.

  5. The MAS-DSE (Year 1 of 2) California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $48,043. The MAS-DSE (Year 2 of 2) California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $42,223. Students enrolled in the MAS-DSE Program are not charged Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuition.

  6. 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 student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs

  7. MAS-DSE students pay $970 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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