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Accelerate your career in big data with the University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science–a 100% online degree program. 

As data continues to drive business decisions across industries, companies continue to depend on skilled and perceptive data scientists to lead the way in this fast-changing field.

Businesses aren’t just looking for data technicians—they need data scientists who can turn analytical insights into actionable results. According to a Forbes survey, over half of executives surveyed reported that transforming data insights into business actions was a top analytical challenge for their organizations.

To serve this need, the 12-course, 36-credit  UW online Master of Science in Data Science program features an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum, which will prepare you to distill vast stores of complex and unstructured data into actionable insights to support data-driven initiatives and decision making.

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 utilize 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 employers respect. 

Discover the possibilitiesdownload a degree guide now.


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.

The UW Data Science master’s program is a partnership of UW Extended Campus 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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