Master of Science in Communication Data Science
You will gain a cross-disciplinary skill set that will uniquely position you to apply communication theory and leverage big data to solve the next generation of communication challenges.
The first program of its kind, the MS in Communication Data Science is a STEM-designated cross-disciplinary joint degree offered by USC Annenberg’s School of Communication and USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Students will gain expertise in data science through a rigorous customized curriculum, while simultaneously developing domain expertise within the field of communication. Our location in Los Angeles, a global hub for the technology, media and entertainment industries, provides a unique set of opportunities for students and alumni.
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STEM-designated degree program
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) designated programs provide the interdisciplinary skills needed to drive the future of communication and business. The MS in Communication Data Science program qualifies as a STEM-designated degree program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and provides potential extension of employment opportunities in the U.S. for international graduates via application for a 24-month extension of a 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization.