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Data Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
Today, data-savvy professionals who possess the requisite skills in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics and visualization are in high demand.
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Overview

McKinsey Group estimates that in the U.S. alone, 4 million positions will require data science skills by 2018. Professionals with these skills will enable their employers to become high-performance, data-driven organizations that make better decisions based on deep knowledge and understanding.With an understanding that organizations in virtually every industry need qualified professionals with the skills to transform big data into big insights and better decisions, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has developed a collaborative online Master of Science in Data Science with UW partners. The program will teach you how to clean, organize, analyze and interpret unstructured data, deriving knowledge and communicating your discoveries clearly to stakeholders using sophisticated visualization techniques and other means.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Statistical Methods
  • Programming for Data Science
  • Data Warehousing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    73

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A completed UW System graduate application.
  • $56 graduate application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (both undergraduate and graduate).

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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