Navigating the complex world of a data science degree requires that students have two things at their fingertips: 1) key concepts and knowledge about data analytics and 2) instant access to the latest technology—powerful tools including SQL Server, R, Python, Tableau, and more. The University of Wisconsin’s online Data Science master’s degree program offers students convenient access to both.
According to David Summers, program manager for UW Data Science, “We know our students are busy professionals from fast paced industries like insurance, biomedical research, and public utilities management. They don’t have time to make a special trip to a campus computer lab like a traditional student. For their benefit, we offer the Virtual Desktop—a cloud-based source for all the necessary program software. One simple login provides access to every software, application, and program our students will need to earn their data science degrees. No downloads, no installations, no multiple logins—and no recurring cost. They have access to every tool they’ll need to master any assignment in our curriculum.”