Degree Requirements, Data Science
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Master of Science in Data Science
The 100% online program requires a Program of Work consisting of 30 semester hours of coursework (10 courses), distributed as follows:
- Nine hours of foundational coursework in probability, statistical inference, regression, and algorithms,
- Nine hours of additional coursework in visualization and data ethics, natural language processing, or current topics in data science,
- Twelve hours of coursework in advanced topics including predictive models, causal inference, machine learning, deep learning, and optimization.
The online program is presented as a flexible degree, developed for working professionals, and includes coursework designed to broaden and deepen their knowledge in the field.