MS in Data Science from Univ of Colorado - Boulder "Performance-based Admissions"

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  1. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    I came across an MS in Data Science program from Univ of Colorado - Boulder that's starting up next January in partnership with Coursera. What's interesting here is the "performance-based admissions" aspect, which seems to imply no bachelor's degree will be required. I could be wrong, and the program won't be available until next Spring. If I'm reading this right, I'm not sure I've come across another RA master's program that allowed one to gain admission without a bachelor's.

    Anyway, aside from admissions, it looks to be an interesting program (i.e. complete 30, 1-credit courses to earn the MS).

    https://www.coursera.org/degrees/master-of-science-data-science-boulder
     
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  2. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    Interesting... University of Texas at Austin's MS in Data Science program also offers 'non-traditional' admission for those who don't have a bachelor's degree in computer science. However, those top university programs are not easy to finish. They said if you get GPA below 3.0, you'll be kicked out of their program.
     
  3. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    As noted above, there’s no mention of a bachelor’s degree of any kind (let alone one in CS) being required for admission. Pass your first three, 1 credit courses and you’re in. That said, I’d expect a degree from a top university to be rigorous.
     
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  4. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    I'm actually very excited about this program. It looks like the only top university MS program that comes with performance-based admission..
    Now the only problem is the pricing. If they price it $10k just like UofT Austin MSc Data Science program, I'd apply ASAP. I see their MSc Electrical Engineering program costs $20k. I hope this data science program won't cost that much. Most of online MSc in Data Science now costs $10k.
     
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  5. Seylan

    Seylan New Member

    Yes, around $10k would be a great price. It seems like most online engineering programs are priced fairly high.
     
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