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The flexible, online Data Science program combines an in-depth, project-based approach with two 1-on-1 sessions every week with top data scientists. The program is designed to help working professionals and beginners to secure their first full time job as a data scientist.

Land a job within six-months of graduating or get your tuition back

The Student Experience


An immersive online classroom

Our structured self-paced curriculum is designed to keep pace with the demands of the job market. Commit 20-30 hours per week based on your schedule.


1-on-1 mentorship

Meet with an industry veteran weekly and build deeply technical and impressive projects for your portfolio. Getting your certificate is the first step. We want you to get a job you’ll love.


Flexibility to meet your needs

Multiple financing options are available along with special scholarships for USD PCE alumni.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll work side-by-side with a professional data scientist to learn analysis and experiment design, predictive modeling, classification techniques, or customer types via unsupervised learning.

Select from one of the following specializations:

Analysis and Experimentation

You’ll learn the basics of using Python gathering and presenting data to find real insights from data you have, SQL for querying, as well how to design and run your own experiments to gather new data.

Machine Learning: Supervised Learning

Time to build your first models. You’ll start in machine learning with supervised models, covering everthing from classics to cutting edge techniques.

Machine Learning: Unsupervised

The second largest branch of machine learning. Here we’ll cover various forms of unsupervised models, useful for things like feature reduction and clustering.


Data science is a wide field. Specializations will help you stand out. Pick your path and learn some more advanced skills. Paths include Advanced NLP, Biostatistics, Big Data, Network Analysis, Time Series and Economic/Social Sciences.

Career Services

Work with our career services team to create professional resumes, practice mock interviews and network with local tech companies.

Why Enroll?


unfilled Data Science jobs in the San Diego area and 14K nationwide


of students get hired within 6-months of program completion


median base salary in San Diego

*according to LinkedIn

Cost & Financing Options


Skills Fund Loan (Interest-Only)

Lowest monthly payments.

Love your first two sessions or your money back. A $250 refund deposit is due on start date.

Loan without interest is $8,720 and with interest is estimated at $11,174.

$68 / $288

First 8 Months/ 36 Months After

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Skills Fund Loan (Immediate Repayment)

$290 per month

Love your first two sessions or your money back. A $250 refund deposit is due on start date.

Loan without interest is $8,720 and with interest is estimated at $10,630.

$289 for 36 months.

Beginning on 2nd Month of Program.

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$500 per month

$2,500 required refundable deposit.

Total cost is $10,950.

$500 for 17 months.

Beginning on 2nd Month of Program.

Month to Month

Pay as you go

$1,495 required refundable deposit.

Total cost is $8,970.

$1,495 per month

Monthly payment plan

Upfront Payment

Most affordable


Love your first two sessions or your money back.


Total cost, covers 6 months in the program

100% satisfaction guarantee: full refund if you don’t love your first two classes.*

Scholarships available for students this summer

Military FAQ’s

At this time, this program is not qualified for VA benefits. Benefits offered by the University of San Diego may be found here and are generally applicable towards degree and for-credit courses. Both the online web development and data science programs are certificate-only programs.

The University of San Diego is partnered with Thinkful to deliver its online data science and web development programs. Thinkful currently offers military scholarships. Prospective students are encouraged to speak with an Admissions Advisor to discuss tuition and financing options.

Whether you are a veteran looking to find a job, learn to code, or launch a startup, this program is designed to help you succeed. It gives you foundational skills that are necessary to become gainfully employed as a web developer or data scientist through hands-on mentorship and career services. As an enrolled student in the program, you’ll have access to industry experts and a hiring network of more than 175 hiring partners.

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*This program is offered in partnership with Thinkful, Inc.