2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Data Science - Master of Science

Admission

To be admitted to this program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Admitted to UWL graduate school
  2. Completed the following three courses:
    1. Elementary Statistics
    2. Introduction to Programming
    3. Introduction to Databases

Curriculum

36 credits

Required courses:
DS 700Foundations of Data Science3
DS 705Statistical Methods3
DS 710Programming for Data Science3
DS 715Data Warehousing3
DS 730Big Data: High Performance Computing3
DS 735Communicating about Data3
DS 740Data Mining3
DS 745Visualization and Unstructured Data Analysis3
DS 760Ethics of Data Science3
DS 775Prescriptive Analytics3
DS 780Data Science and Strategic Decision Making3
DS 785Capstone3
Total Credits36

Graduate degree requirements

After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:

  1. Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
  2. Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment.
  3. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (non-slash courses).
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  5. Satisfy thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for approval at least two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
  6. File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
  7. Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
  8. Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)
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