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Master of Advanced Studies in Data Science & Engineering - Year 1 of 2 Cost of Attendance for 2021-2023

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 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 2021-2023 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 and Fees(View Components) $23,464
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: $996
Quarter Tuition and Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
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 $332 $332 $332
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Fee $1,307 $1,307 $1,307
Housing and Meals $5,926 $5,926 $5,926
Books and Supplies $247 $247 $247
Personal Expenses $420 $420 $420
Transportation Expenses $498 $498 $498
Quarter Cost of Attendance $14,926 $16,866 $16,866
Housing and Meals $17,778
Books and Supplies $741
Personal Expenses $1,260
Transportation Expenses $1,494
Health Insurance Fee $3,921
MAS-DSE Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $48,658
    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 $3,921. 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 MAS-DSE (Year 1 of 2) California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $48,658. The MAS-DSE (Year 2 of 2) California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $42,838. 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 and can refer to the graduate student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs Graduate Students Cost of Attendance (

    6. 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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