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Designed and taught by top minds from across the UW System—the online University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science will give you a competitive edge in this fast-changing field.

The Economist has called data the “fuel of the future". The need for well-trained and perceptive data scientists in all industry sectors shows no signs of slowing down.

To excel in the field, a data scientist must exhibit a natural intellectual curiosity, along with a hybrid skill set including computer science, math and statistics, management, and communication. If you’re considering a master’s degree in data science, choose a program that will teach you how to harness the power of big data and extract meaning using the latest tools and analytical methods, and give you the opportunity to apply that knowledge in your final course, a hands-on capstone project at a business or organization.

Built around an innovative multidisciplinary curriculum, our 12-course, 36-credit, online University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science program will prepare you to distill vast stores of complex and unstructured data into actionable insights, improved decision making, and a competitive advantage in any industry.

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Use the latest tools and analytical methods to clean, organize, analyze, and interpret large data sets.
  • Use Python and R to analyze real-world data.
  • Learn how to choose tools and software such as Hadoop, Pig, Hive, and Python for large data-processing tasks using cloud-computing services.
  • Acquire the leadership, project management, and communication skills employers demand.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of online courses.

Most importantly, you’ll earn a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, an institution employer’s respect.

Discover the possibilities—download a degree guide now.

Or, call an adviser at 1-877-895-3276 or send an email to [email protected] to discuss your future in this exciting field.

Admission requires a bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 GPA. Aptitude tests such as the GMAT and GRE are not required.

The UW Data Science master’s program is a partnership of UW-Extension and six University of Wisconsin campuses—UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior.

All courses are developed and taught by experienced faculty from each of these campuses, and our advisory board is made up of industry experts to ensure our learning objectives are current and valuable to employers.

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