U Illinois Launches MOOC-Based Master’s in Data Science

MOOCs U Illinois Launches MOOC-Based Master’s in Data Science By Leila Meyer 03/31/16 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering an online Master of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS) degree through the Coursera massive open online course (MOOC) platform. The MCS-DS degree is designed to build expertise in data visualization, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing to prepare students for careers as data scientists, one of the most sought-after and highest paid professions in the United States, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Full tuition for the program costs $19,200 for 32 credit hours, and students can complete the program in as little as one year or over a longer period depending on work and family obligations. For increased flexibility, the program is designed…


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