edX and University of Texas at Austin Launch Online Master of Data Science

edX is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Data Science from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) that is disruptively priced at $10,000. The program is designed to prepare students to enter into the fastest growing, highest demand job category in recent years. The program combines leaders from both the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at UT Austin to deliver a foundational curriculum in statistical theory that is built upon computer science. At a time when the workplace is changing more rapidly than ever before, this degree will prepare graduates to step into jobs in industries like bioinformatics, academia, government and more. 

“We have made it a point from day one to ensure that the academic rigor of this program is held to the historic standards that everyone has come to expect from The University of Texas at Austin,” said Kate Calder, chair of UT Austin’s Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. “In many cases these are the same faculty teaching comparable degree material to our on-campus courses, but tailored to the needs of this group of online students.”

This new Master’s degree is the latest program to join edX’s portfolio of disruptively priced and top-ranked online Master’s degree programs. Master’s degrees on edX are unique because they are stacked degree programs with a MicroMasters® program component. A MicroMasters program is a series of graduate-level courses that provides learners with valuable standalone skills that translate into career-focused advancement, as well as the option to use the completed coursework as a stepping stone toward credit in a full Master’s degree program. The Master of Science in Data Science will be stacked from a new MicroMasters program that is forthcoming.

We are excited to build upon our partnership with UT Austin, who was a founding partner of edX in 2012. This Master’s degree joins two additional online degree programs from UT Austin – a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences

The priority application deadline for the Spring 2021 semester is September 15, 2020. Learn more about the application requirements and deadlines