Data Science

Phone: 715-346-4310
Email: rdolling@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/DataScience

715-346-4310
rdolling@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/DataScience

Phone: 715-346-4310
Email: rdolling@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/DataScience

Choose Data Science at UW-Stevens Point

Today, data-savvy professionals who possess the requisite skills in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics and visualization are in high demand. McKinsey Group estimates that in the U.S. alone, 4 million positions will require data science skills by 2018. Professionals with these skills will enable their employers to become high-performance, data-driven organizations that make better decisions based on deep knowledge and understanding.

With an understanding that organizations in virtually every industry need qualified professionals with the skills to transform big data into big insights and better decisions, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has developed a collaborative online Master of Science in Data Science with UW partners. The program will teach you how to clean, organize, analyze and interpret unstructured data, deriving knowledge and communicating your discoveries clearly to stakeholders using sophisticated visualization techniques and other means.

Career opportunities in Data Science

​Data science careers are growing in virtually every sector: manufacturing, construction, transportation, warehousing, communication, science, health care, computer science, information technology, retail, sales, marketing, finance, insurance, education, government, security, law enforcement and more. Demand for deep analytical talent in the United States could be 50 to 60 percent greater than its projected supply by 2018. The result may be a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to analyze big data and make decisions based on their findings.

Building your résumé

​The UW Master of Science in Data Science offers a rigorous curriculum grounded in computer science, math and statistics, management and communication. Courses include Statistical Methods, Programming for Data Science, Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Ethics of Data Science, Visualization and Unstructured Data Analysis and Data Science and Strategic Decision-Making.

Outside the classroom

​Students are encouraged to participate in internships that provide opportunities to apply what they learn in work or field settings, but no internships are required.

Student support services

​At UW-Stevens Point, contact Robert Dollinger at 715-346-4310 or rdolling@uwsp.edu or Julie Hellweg at 715-346-3730 or Julie.Hellweg@uwsp.edu with questions regarding the Master of Science in Data Science program. UW-Extension advisers may be reached at 877-895-3276 or learn@uwex.edu.