Learn to Leverage Your Data

Organizations in nearly every industry are looking for professionals with the skills to transform big data into better insights and decisions—and these data scientists are in short supply. You could fill that gap.

Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

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The Master of Science in Data Science program is designed for anyone interested in working with data. You do not need prior data experience to be admitted. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including computer science, business, mathematics, engineering, statistics, and marketing.

The University of Wisconsin Data Science Programs feature:

An interdisciplinary curriculum. 

Learn to harness the power of data with coursework that will not only teach you cutting-edge technology, but will also hone highly sought-after power skills, including communication, data ethics, and leadership.

Our innovative virtual lab. 

As a certificate or master’s student, you’ll have direct access to software tools and programming languages such as R, Python, SQL Server, and Tableau without having to purchase or install on your computer.

Input from industry leaders. 

Both our faculty and advisory board members are practicing experts in their fields. Their expertise determined what went into our truly outstanding data science program. Our graduates are highly prepared for jobs in data analysis, database administration, big data engineering, data mining, and many other fields.

Study online, anytime, while staying connected.

Access course content from any device

Zero on-campus meetings or requirements

No need to be online at a specific time for classes

Interact with faculty and fellow students via online discussion boards


Universities of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. By partnering with all UW campuses to offer online degrees and certificates, students of UW Extended Campus programs receive a quality University of Wisconsin education—no matter where they live and work.

UW Data Science programs are a partnership of UW Extended Campus and

University of Wisconsin institutions offering the online Master of Science in Data Science and Certificate in Data Science are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The programs have been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.