Data Science 4+1 with University of San Francisco


Program Description

The Data Science 4+1 program is an agreement between California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and the University of San Francisco (USF) wherein qualified students can pursue a one-year Master of Science in Data science (MSDS) through USF after completion of their CSUF degree. Under this agreement USF will do the following for qualified graduates from CSUF:

  • Provide priority admission,
  • Waive the application fee,
  • Offer a $10,000 scholarship (distributed between fall and spring) in recognition of the preparation offered at CSU Fullerton.


To qualify CSUF students must:

  • Submit a formal application to the MSDS program,
  • complete the list of required courses (see below), 
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the required courses, 
  • provide a recommendation by a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at CSUF, 
  • and pass an interview with the Director of the MSDS program at USF.


Required Courses:


  • Math 150A, 150B, 250A (Calculus I, II, III)
  • Math 207 or Math 250B (Intermediate Linear Algebra)


  • Math 338 (Introduction to Statistics)
  • Math 439 (Intermediate Data Analysis)

Computer Science:

  • Math 320 (Introduction to Computer Programming)


The program begins in July, and applications are typically due the December before.  Information about the program at the University of San Francisco can be found here: