|Statistics & Data Science MicroMasters on edX|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Tuesday, 12 June 2018|
There is no let up in the demand for Data Scientists, nor in the interest shown in this emerging field. Enrollment has just opened for an online program that can serve as an accelerated route to gaining a Master's degree at seven universities and also provides a valuable professional credential in its own right.
Data Science seems to be the new, more trendy name for the field that used to be called Statistics and the new MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science marries the two and sets out its scope as:
From probability and statistics to data analysis and machine learning, master the skills needed to solve complex challenges with data.
According to Professor Devavrat Shah, faculty director of the program and MIT professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS):
“This new MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science is bringing the quality, rigor, and structure of a master’s-level, residential program in data science at MIT to a wider audience around the world, and at a very accessible price, so people can learn anywhere they are while keeping their day jobs.”
The SDS program consists of four 13-16 week courses requiring 10-14 hours effort per week plus a final 2-week Capstone exam that pulls everything you have learned together.
Learners who successfully complete this MITx MicroMasters credential will have the opportunity to apply to the MIT Doctoral Program in Social and Engineering Systems (SES) offered through the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and have MITx MicroMasters couirsework recognized for credit.
In addition seven universities, including the Rochester Institute of Technology (United States), Doane University (United States), Galileo University (Guatemala), Reykjavik University (Iceland), Curtin University (Australia), Deakin University (Australia), and RMIT University (Australia), will be accepting the credential towards a master’s degree.
Of course, for many participants the SDS credential will be sufficient to help them into a new job or advance their career. Enrollment is now open and signing up to the entire program reduces the cost from $1500 to $1350.
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