Coursera Offers MOOC-Based Master’s in Data Science

Taught entirely online this professional master’s degree, announced today, is a partnership between Cousera and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which has one of the top five computer science graduate programs in the United States. As we’ve have repeatedly reported Data Scientist is currently one of the  most in demand skills. This is certainly one of the motivations for Coursera choosing this area for the first Computer Science Master’s Degree. The University of Illinois MSC-DS promotional video quotes the Wall Street Journal saying: “Data Scientist … has become one of the hottest and best-paid professions in the U.S” and the Harvard Business review headline: Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st century. Daphne Koller, President and Co-founder of Coursera explains in today’s announcement why the ability to…


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