MicroMasters® Program in

Data Science

The University of California, San Diego (UCSanDiegoX)
4 Courses for $1,260 USD
Credit-eligible MicroMasters® Program
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Gain the critical skills needed to become a data scientist, rated one of the best jobs in America and in demand globally.

What You Will Learn

  • How to load and clean real-world data
  • How to make reliable statistical inferences from noisy data
  • How to use machine learning to learn models for data
  • How to visualize complex data
  • How to use Apache Spark to analyze data that does not fit within the memory of a single computer

Courses in this Program

Courses areAdvanced.
Cost:$350
Effort:8–10 hours per week, for 10 weeks
Learn to use powerful, open-source, Python tools, including Pandas, Git and Matplotlib, to manipulate, analyze, and visualize complex datasets.
Cost:$350
Effort:10–12 hours per week, for 10 weeks
Using Python, learn statistical and probabilistic approaches to understand and gain insights from data.
Cost:$350
Effort:8–10 hours per week, for 10 weeks
Understand machine learning’s role in data-driven modeling, prediction, and decision-making.
Cost:$350
Effort:9–12 hours per week, for 10 weeks
Learn how to analyze large datasets using Jupyter notebooks, MapReduce and Spark as a platform.
Leo Porter
Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
UC San Diego
Alon Orlitsky
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
UC San Diego
Yoav Freund
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
UC San Diego
Sanjoy Dasgupta
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
UC San Diego
Ilkay Altintas
Chief Data Science Officer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center
UC San Diego

Excel in Data Science, one of the hottest fields in tech today. Learn how to gain new insights from big data by asking the right questions, manipulating data sets and visualizing your findings in compelling ways.

In this MicroMasters program, you will develop a well-rounded understanding of the mathematical and computational tools that form the basis of data science and how to use those tools to make data-driven business recommendations.

This MicroMasters program encompasses two sides of data science learning: the mathematical and the applied.

Mathematical courses cover probability, statistics, and machine learning. The applied courses cover the use of specific toolkit and languages such as Python, Numpy, Matplotlib, pandas and Scipy, the Jupyter notebook environment and Apache Spark to delve into real world data.

You will learn how to collect, clean and analyse big data using popular open source software will allow you to perform large-scale data analysis and present your findings in a convincing, visual way. When combined with expertise in a particular type of business, it will make you a highly desirable employee.

  • There are approximately 215,000 open job positions in Data Science (Source:Indeed.com)
  • There are currently about 31,000 openings for Statistician positions in the US (LinkedIn), offering an average salary of $77,000 (Glassdoor)
  • In the field of Business intelligence, there are around 14,000 openings in the US (LinkedIn) at a $88,000 base salary
  • Careers include data scientist, data engineer, data analyst, statistician, data manager, data architect, business analyst
  • Data Scientist is rated the best job in America for 2017, with a median base salary of $110,000. (Source: Glassdoor)
"Mitchell International highly values professionals with proficiency in Data Science and recognizes the need for more individuals to obtain this knowledge and skill set. It is my belief that a candidate credentialed through the edX MicroMasters program in Data Science would have a marked advantage for the following positions in Mitchell International: Business Systems Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Informatics Analyst, Machine Learning Engineer."
- Erez Nir, SVP and CTO, Mitchell International

How To Earn The MicroMasters Program Certificate
Complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all 4 courses.

Take Your Credential To The Next Level
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers a pathway to credit for UCSDx Data Science MicroMasters program certificate holders towards the completion of RIT’s Master of Science degree in Data Science.

Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters program certificate are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Predictive Analytics program at Curtin University.

If a learner applies for admission to the Master of Predictive Analytics program at Curtin University, and is accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards 25% (or 100 credits of the 400 credits) of the coursework required for graduation in the Curtin program.

How do I pursue the program?

You can purchase every course in the program at a 10% discount using the green “Pursue the Program” button at the top left of this page. You can still take each course in the session that works best for you. After you purchase the program, you’ll have 24 months to select a session for each course. You can also complete and purchase the courses one by one. After you’ve earned a verified certificate from each course in the program, you’ll automatically receive the program credential. You can start each course in the Audit track, then upgrade before the course’s payment deadline for a verified certificate. You don’t need to complete all of the courses at once in order to earn the program credential. Courses will be re-offered on an ongoing basis, and all certificates count towards the program credential. There is no overall deadline to complete the program, but individual courses do have deadlines that you can see when enrolled. The program page lists all future course sessions that we have scheduled at this time. Try looking for the “more dates” option above the enrollment button to see future course listings.

Who can take this program?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this program: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine.  While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this program in all locations.  EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

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