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As a data professional you understand the power of data. You know that it drives nearly every business decision, which means employers depend on skilled data scientists who can turn analytical insights into actionable results. 

The online University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science features a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum designed specifically for working adults who are eager to deepen their expertise in the field and advance their careers. 

As a student in the 12-course, 36-credit online graduate program you will learn to:
  • Clean and analyze unstructured data using languages and tools like Python, R, SQL, Spark, Scala and Hadoop
  • Create effective visualizations to maximize comprehension of complex data sets 
  • Investigate ethical issues in data science including privacy, security, piracy, and intellectual property rights 
  • Distill vast stores of complex, unstructured data into actionable insights to support data-driven initiatives 

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

Whether you're working for a tech giant, healthcare company, or startup, businesses of all sizes and in all industries demand professionals with the skills to derive meaning from data to make powerful business decisions. Start building on your knowledge and discover how a master's in data science can advance your career. 

It's not too late to get started this fall. Courses begin September 3, and applications will be accepted up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.


For information on tuition, courses, and admission requirements—download the degree guide. 

For questions call an adviser at 1-877-895-3276 or send an email to [email protected] and 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. 
"It's a really good feeling when you actually apply your learned skills at work and know that your project can get you a lot more than good grades." 

-Venmathi Shanmugam, UW Data Science graduate 

UW Data Science is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior. 

Through UW Extended Campus, people of Wisconsin and beyond can access university resources and engage in online learning, wherever they live and work—fulfilling the "Wisconsin Idea" of extending the university's resources to every corner of the state. 

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