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The Master of Science in Data Science is a 12-course, 36-credit online master's degree in the fast-growing field of data science. The program will be the first online master's degree in data science ever offered in the UW System. Designed with input from industry leaders, it will offer a rigorous, multidisciplinary curriculum grounded in computer science, math and statistics, management, and communication. Students will learn how to clean, organize, analyze, and interpret large and complex data sets using the latest tools and analytical methods. Students in the program will enjoy affordable tuition that compares favorably to competing graduate programs from other institutions. Like other collaborative online University of Wisconsin programs, students will pay the same tuition whether they live in Wisconsin or out-of-state.
This degree can be the foundation for a variety of positions, including:
The master of science in data science degree is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, analytics, computer science, or marketing; or three to five years of professional experience as a business intelligence analyst, data analyst, financial analyst, information technology analyst, database administrator, computer programmer, statistician, or other related position.
Opportunities abound for data science professionals in virtually every sector: manufacturing, construction, transportation, warehousing, commu- nication, science, health care, com- puter science, information technology, retail, sales, marketing, finance, insurance, education, government, law enforcement, security, and more.
Data science is a fast-growing field and demand is high for professionals with the skills to transform large and complex data sets into actionable information and competitive advantage.
A UW-Eau Claire Master of Science in Data Science degree will teach you how to clean, organize, analyze, and interpret unstructured data, deriving knowledge and communicating your discoveries clearly using sophisticated visualization techniques and other means.
Admission to the Master of Science in Data Science program requires:
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Eau Claire WI 54702-4004
Ideal candidates will hold a BS in math, statistics, analytics, computer science, or marketing, or have three to five years of professional experience as a business intelligence analyst, systems analyst, data analyst, financial analyst, information technology analyst, database administrator, market research analyst, computer programmer, statistician, or similar position.
Online Program Applicants: State of Residency
Wisconsin is a SARA state (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a SARA-approved institution. "The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state." (http://nc-sara.org/) Although CA and MA are not SARA-approved states at this time, UW-Eau Claire may currently accept students from these states as well.
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