Online Undergraduate Degrees


Grainger College of Engineering

The fully online Master of Computer Science in Data Science equips learners with knowledge from Illinois faculty who have produced seminal research in data sciences. Students gain graduate-level expertise in four core areas of computer science: data visualization, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing. At the same time, students can build valuable skills sets in statistics and information science with courses taught in collaboration with the University’s Department of Statistics and the School of Information Sciences. MCS-DS graduates will be uniquely qualified to enter one of the highest paying and in-demand career tracks in the industry today. Students interested in a more general focus should consider the Master of Computer Science.

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Application Deadlines: 

  • Application deadline for the fall cohort: May 30
  • Application deadline for the spring cohort: October 15