Student Experience

Our Master of Data Science online program is designed for people like you in mind: the hardworking, driven student who is ready to take the next step in their education. Through course content that includes dynamic videos, interactive case studies, self-paced lectures and activities that allow you to problem-solve with your peers, you’ll be engaged in an environment that accentuates both individual exploration and collaboration.


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Work through the material at your own pace with course modules that are released weekly. Modules feature video playback or interactive transcripts to help students access and review information. 

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You have the flexibility to learn on your own schedule. Pace yourself through lectures before meeting with the professor and your peers to discuss the material. Courses are available online or on the mobile app, so you can learn by using your preferred device. Complete your lectures anywhere and anytime, like during commutes or other brief periods of spare time.

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The MSDS program helps students foster and maintain connections to peers, faculty, and the subject matter through its interactive online learning environment. Access a variety of tools designed to help you stay connected, including:

  • discussion forums
  • chat tools
  • video conferencing platforms
  • social media workspaces
  • online study sessions self-organized by students

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