Data science is a hot field with no signs of cooling down. In fact, as industries innovate new ways to utilize data to drive business decisions, skilled data professionals gain even more value. The online University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science produces graduates with the technical talent and leadership skills needed to stand out in any field.
Nearly every organization in every industry can benefit from the expert use of data collection and analysis. If you’re considering a master’s degree in data science, you’d be smart to choose a program that won’t pigeonhole you into one discipline, but will give you the knowledge and skill to provide business solutions across the board.
Built around an innovative, multidisciplinary curriculum, our 12-course, 36-credit University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science program is ideal for students who understand the value of a well-rounded data science generalist--our students work in fields as varied as lab science, manufacturing, and insurance brokering.
As a student in the program, you will:
Learn how to clean, organize, analyze, and interpret large data sets using the latest tools and analytical methods
Use Python and R to analyze real-world data
Implement tools and software such as Hadoop, Pig, and Hive to compare large data-processing tasks using cloud-computing services
Learn not just technical tools, but the leadership, project management, and communication skills that employers demand
Enjoy the flexibility of online courses
Learn from expert faculty from across the UW System
Most importantly, you’ll earn a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, an institution employer’s respect. Don’t just learn technology—learn what you can do with it.
Admission requires a bachelor's degree and a 3.0 GPA. Aptitude tests such as the GMAT and GRE are not required.