University of Illinois and Coursera launch the first-ever MOOC-based Data Science Master’s Degree

NEW DELHI: Coursera, an online education company, has announced a data science master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – home to one of the top five computer science graduate programs in the United States. The university will open access to its data science curriculum at lower cost of a traditional on-campus or online master’s degree through the Master of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS) degree on Coursera.Few highly ranked master’s programs exist around data science – developed specifically for training data scientists.The degree taps into potential data scientists who are unable to take a traditional education path by reimagining graduate-level education as a “stackable” degree.Daphne Koller, president and co-founder of Coursera, said, “Many people in India are taking online courses in data and computer science. The…


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