Another thread is the catalyst for me starting this thread and in an effort to not take away from the OP's discussion I thought I'd start a new thread instead. I have been looking for some time for a masters course in Data Science. I have 20 years of experience in IT, working from a developer up to a Director of Software development during the dot com boom, back down to a developer, into e-learning, and knowledge management, all without a degree. I'm now finishing up an undergraduate in Computer Information Technology effectively to 'check a box' for a degree before I start a masters program that actually interests me. I am currently working through the Coursera Data Science program and have done a number of other DS courses online. Also, I have just managed to alter my job at work and am moving from knowledge management into data science as we build out some new capabilities. This is great as I am now working with some (actual) data scientists in other offices and I'm learning a lot in the process. My current coursework was instrumental in allowing this to happen (only one in the office that knows what the hell DS is basically). While I could just finish up my degree and get the cert from Coursera I have suffered from too little education for a long time in my career and I don't want to feel exposed to changes in my own job by not having a graduate degree in the field. Also, I am currently working as a contractor for the government and want to make the jump from contractor to GS and having the degree in place will be all but a requirement to pull that off. (it's possible just with a BS but much more assured with). So, all that said, I'd like to hear what DS masters program you all feel is the best one currently (or soon to be) available. I can not do live courses as I am located in Europe and difference in time zones will surely create conflict with stateside schedules. Being regionally accredited is a given and a program that stacks up will against some of the currently available online unaccredited coursework would be great. Your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.