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 a variety of fast-paced industries. 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.”
A convenient tool to complete your data science degree
Many of the UW Data Science courses require specific technology. The Virtual Lab allows seamless progress from course to course, and offers invaluable convenience for a working, nontraditional student. It’s available in both Apple and Windows operating systems; your personal device can be transformed into a powerful analysis tool, enabling students to make in-the-moment decisions based on real-world datasets, no matter where they are. Whether a student is working from the road, waiting for a doctor’s appointment, or spending a late night at the office, they can and should have instant access to the tools they need—without the wait.
Employers today are seeking data science unicorns; employees who can effortlessly maneuver the most cutting-edge tools and technologies in the field and then easily communicate their decisions to C-level executives. The UW Data Science degree prepares students for success in the real world by ensuring they have access to both the foundational knowledge and the technologic skills that are in high demand.
Interested in a data science career? Visit the UW Master of Science in Data Science homepage, download the program guide to the right, or speak with an enrollment adviser at 608-262-2011 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out whether this online master’s program is right for you.