Learn from the #1 public research university in the U.S. and join the next generation of data scientists.
The University of Michigan School of Information’s online Master of Applied Data Science (MADS) degree is designed for aspiring data scientists to learn and apply skills through hands-on projects. You’ll learn how to use data to improve outcomes and achieve ambitious goals.
The MADS curriculum prepares you to be a leader in the field through mastery of core data science concepts like machine learning and natural language processing. By diving deep on key topics such as privacy, data ethics, and persuasive communication, you’ll be prepared to succeed within today’s organizations. You’ll also work with real data sets from top companies as you build a work portfolio that showcase your skills. Learn the systems and techniques that help organizations overcome data overload and make smart decisions.
Whether you’re looking to create real estate market forecasts or use data to study Russian literature, this online Master’s program teaches the skills you need for success in an ever-changing field.
LEARN FROM THE #1 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCHOOL
The University of Michigan’s School of Information (#1 ranked in Information Systems, U.S. News & World Report 2018) has a long-established partnership with Coursera, and its faculty are experts at teaching online. More than one million learners have taken courses online from UMSI faculty since launching on Coursera.
PROVEN CAREER OUTCOMES
The University of Michigan’s School of Information prepares students to be leaders in the field. Graduates from the on-campus Master of Science in Information program have a 98%+ job placement rate and go on to become data scientists at places like Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS WELCOME
There are only a few basic technical prerequisites (knowledge of statistics and Python) for the program. Students are not required to have a bachelor’s degree in a science or math discipline, or work experience in a technical field. Students who need a refresher on statistics and Python are encouraged to take the Statistics for Python and Python 3 Programming Specializations, which are also offered by the University of Michigan through Coursera.
While other data science Master’s programs focus on Computer Science theory, this online degree equips students for leadership with an end-to-end perspective on data science. Students are prepared to solve real-world problems through expertise on contextual inquiry, data visualization, and presentation.
University of Michigan professors are among the most respected and passionate in the field. Their expertise provides the highest quality of instruction to online degree learners. Students get direct access to faculty and graduate students through live office hours and email conversations.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN COMMUNITY
The University of Michigan community provides a wide range of student services, including access to libraries and exclusive job listings. Students who complete online graduate degrees join the 540,000-strong Michigan alumni network, and are invited to participate in commencement ceremonies in Ann Arbor.