SabbaZ Posted February 6, 2014 Share Posted February 6, 2014 For the past year I've been looking into computer science programs, and contemplating applying for an MS in Computer Science as a method to utilize my policy/social science background in San Francisco. In this same time frame I've noticed a numberof MS in Analytics or Data Science programs develop, especially at top computer science schools (like UC Berkeley). As I am taking foundational courses in Java and Statistics to potentially prepare myself for these programs, I wonder what the value of such a degree would be. I already look into issues involving the evolving relationship between society and technology, and try to utilize research methods that involve collecting and analyzing social media data. Nonetheless, I feel that more and more social science research jobs end up be slated to people that have a dual social and computer science background. What are your thoughts? Will these programs provide the skills I need to get a job the overly competitive environment that is San Francisco? Here are the links to two programs I was looking into: UC Berkeley: http://datascience.berkeley.edu/ USF: https://www.usfca.edu/artsci/msan/ Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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