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Master of Applied Data Science

  • 1-3 Years

    Full-time and part-time options available

  • 34 Credits

    Completed through 27+ courses

As systems and structures in almost every industry expand, sophisticated data collection, analysis and dissemination demands increase. How, when, where and why society uses data continues to evolve. As we prepare for new jobs and bolster existing ones, we grapple with questions on the ethics of data use. In other words, how can we put data to work across a wide breadth of industries and organizations for human good?

The University of Michigan School of Information is pleased to offer a fully online master’s program in applied data science. UMSI teaches comprehensive applied data science at the intersection of people and technology. Your professors provide critical insight into data collection, computation and analytics, then teach you how to present the information and solutions you find. You’ll develop hands-on skills using a multidisciplinary approach embedded in information, computer science and statistics. Coursework and projects focus on applying data science to real-world problems, and you will have an end-to-end data science project for your portfolio upon completion of your degree.

Skills You'll Gain

  • Computational methods for big data

  • Visualizing data using multiple approaches

  • Analytic techniques (machine learning, network analysis, natural language processing, experiment design and analysis, causal inference, etc.)

  • Data science application in context (search and recommender systems, social media analytics, learning analytics, etc.)

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Current and prospective online students are advised to review the notices provided on our Distance Education Disclosures page. This page contains institutional policies and federally required disclosures that impact online students, including information about the state authorization and professional licensure status of the university's online programs, unique complaint procedures available to out-of-state online students, and important notices for international students.