Northwestern University's MS in Data Science

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by TEKMAN, Dec 26, 2023.


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No. It doesn't seem right - or even make sense on the face of it. Unless Northwestern is enrolling Americans and other fully developed nations at full price, $58K and the 13K price through Great Learning is for less-developed nations.

    To get further info you have to sign your life away. I won't. Not my turn in the barrel.
    This sounds just like UpGrad deals. Never liked them. This thing lacks transparency.
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Wait a minute! Maybe Northwestern is outsourcing all the work involved to Great Learning and your prof. turns out to be a Great Learning adjunct in a low wage country. Perhaps the only thing that comes from Northwestern is final exams and the marking thereof and your diploma. IF you manage to negotiate the hurdles.

    That's the only way I can see this working money-wise. And even then... Anybody else?
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    "Paging Ms. Voyant. Telephone call for Ms Claire Voyant! Ah, there you are, Ms.Voyant. A Mr. Johann has a question for you..." :)
  5. nyvrem

    nyvrem Active Member

    sounds about right.

    i heard Americans cant enroll through greatlearning to enjoy the 13k fees. (TBC)

    University of Arizona came up with this some time back as well

    Their Masters in Data Science was 10k on UpGrad iirc.

    I even emailed them to confirm if its correct.
  6. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Northwestern is a great school but I am not sure if I would pursue the MSDS there. Not that there is anything wrong with the School of Professional Studies (several universities have them), but I prefer the degree be offered in either the computer science, engineering, etc. school.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Just like Boston University's Questrom Business School offers an online MBA through FedEx for $24K, while the program on campus is $80K plus. The online students have the same faculty as the one on campus except for limited resources, and the alumni network is limited to online only.
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Online? I figured it would be in a package on a big brown truck, no? :)
    Limited resources? And $24K? That's a combo I'll never order at the drive-through!
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I don't see why not. Yes, Great Learning is an Indian Co. But according to their site, they "have a footprint in over 170 countries."
    They don't say anywhere that they restrict enrolment to students in India.

    Oh, yeah. Maybe Northwestern made that rule... I could see that. Full price from ALL locals .. or they'd never sell a $54,000 degree again. It would figure.
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It would. And that's quite OK. I remember a few years ago, a Welsh Uni advertised a half-price MBA for about $2500 US., offer restricted to a wide number of African countries. A couple of "cheap-degree-people" here at that time were in a snit because North Americans couldn't get the deal. Heck, the degree was a great deal at full UK price - just under $5,000 US. Known good UK school.

    Some people refuse to acknowledge how things work (and don't) in less-developed countries. smh
    But not us, huh? :) I think this low-cost Northwestern program is obviously not for us in N. America. And that's OK.
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