The University of Michigan School of Information’s online Master of Applied Data Science (MADS) degree is designed for people who want to become a data scientist by learning skills from hands-on projects. You’ll work with real datasets to learn how to put data to work to improve everything from business success to people’s lives.
As a MADS degree student, you will learn the systems and techniques that help organizations overcome data overload and make sound, smart decisions. Whether you’re looking to create real estate market forecasts or use data to study Russian literature, the MADS degree program teaches you the fundamental principles of data science so you’re equipped to tackle challenges in an ever-changing field.
Applicants are not required to have an advanced technical background — all you need is basic statistics and Python proficiency. These skills can be learned through Statistics with Python and Python 3 Programming, which are available now on Coursera.
Tuition for the School of Information Master of Applied Data Science online degree program reflects the quality and value expected from a Michigan education.
The MADS degree is offered only in online format, but the degree diploma and transcript are identical in form to the other graduate programs from the fully-accredited University of Michigan School of Information and do not differentiate between residential and online.
UMSI is committed to providing education to highly qualified students regardless of financial status. Unlike most online degree programs, the Master of Applied Data Science offers the opportunity for scholarships in addition to other types of financial aid.
The information you provide on your application will be used to help determine your eligibility for those scholarships. We expect more than half of our online students will receive some financial support.
12 months minimum; Fall 2019 students will take at least 24 months
- An undergraduate degree
- A score of at least 100 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for non-native speakers of English
- Good basic knowledge of Python programming language and introductory statistics (Applicants will take two assessments)
- No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other exams required
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