University Of Wisconsin-Superior Debuts New Data Science Masters Degree Program Online
A new Masters degree will debut this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and its students will exist totally online!
The Data Science Masters Degree will begin advancing students this fall as a collaborative project of University of Wisconsin – Extension, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Superior. The program will consist of 12 courses and 36 credits and graduates will have an entire spectrum of career choices to follow afterwards. The need for data science is large in many industries.
According to the university:
With a shortage of data scientists, the employment outlook for professionals with the required skills and knowledge is extremely positive. The McKinsey Global Institute states that U.S. demand for deep analytical talent could be 50 to 60 percent greater than its projected supply by 2018. The result may be a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to analyze big data and make decisions based on their findings, the McKinsey Global Institute concludes.