Our students are rising stars in the field of data science. Graduates find employment opportunities in a range of positions at top companies across industries.

The class of 2017 had employment offers at the following companies:

  • Amazon
  • Capital One
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Merkle
  • Mitre
  • NIH
  • Notch
  • PWC
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Riskspan
  • Workday

Below are national average salaries for job titles which our alumnae currently hold. As each graduate is unique, you should evaluate your personal career goals after graduation in order to assess your earning potential.

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Senior Data Analyst $81,428
Modeling and Simulation Analyst $85,050
Data Scientist $96,113
Senior Statistician $99,465
Senior Systems Engineer $106,726
Machine Learning Engineer $111,821
Data Science Director $157,095

Source - payscale.com Nov. 2020

We’ll help you get where you want to go.

A wealth of support and resources are available to online MSDS students in order to set you up for success in your career.

Students are exposed to employers from a variety of industries throughout the entirety of the academic year. Employers range from large multinational corporations to small regional startups, and everything in between. The sectors these employers recruit from include banking and finance, technology, healthcare, energy, consulting, media, non-profits and NGO’s, and many more. The career pathways represented by these employers generally include entry through mid-level opportunities and range from internships to full-time opportunities.

All online MSDS students have access to a professional development fund of $450 to use during their last three semesters of the program. Eligible expenses include conference registration fees, conference travel expenses, and professional/academic subscriptions (e.g. LinkedIn, Coursera, Leetcode, Datacamp).

Career programming happens in tandem with the residential MSDS students, allowing networking and relationship building throughout the entire student body. These programs include, “Career Chats” with alums and recruiters about career pathways and current recruiting tips, info sessions, informal one-on-one or small group conversations with alumni to prepare for upcoming application deadlines, career fairs, niche recruiting events (such as Fall and Spring Data Analytics Nights, Tech Night Takeover, FinTech Night), and much more. In addition to virtual programming and resources, online students also have full access to all On-Grounds recruiting and career services activities as well.

Career Advisors from the School of Data Science and School of Engineering host “Career Week” the week before fall classes start. Career Week provides programming and resources to help students focus on their career development and prepare for fall recruiting.

Some additional resources students have access to include VMock (27/4 AI-Based resume review tool), Skilled (live, one hour, one-on-one mock technical interviews with industry data scientists), VAM (Virginia Alumni Mentoring, which is UVA’s mentoring network), and CareerShift (contact and employer database/contact management platform). Visit this site for a more comprehensive list of online resources available to UVA students.

Contact the School of Data Science Online Enrollment Team at (434) 264-5759 or email onlinedatascience@virginia.edu to learn more.

Upcoming Events

UVA MSDS Application Overview Webinar
Tuesday, February 9, 20217:00 PM ET
Are you ready to lead and drive change with the power of Data Science? Join the UVA School of Data Science's enrollment team to learn more about our online Master’s of Data Science program. During this event you will learn how our innovative online experience, industry-leading curriculum and distinguished faculty can prepare you for the future of data science. This opportunity will provide an overview on the application, and get you better prepared to complete the application process.