Accelerate your career with a Master of Computer Science in Data Science from a top-5 program

Join the ranks of leaders in computer science who have degrees from Illinois Computer Science, including founders and leaders of Malwarebytes,, Microsoft, Netscape, Optimizely, PayPal, Siebel Systems, YouTube, and Yelp.

Benefits of the Illinois Master of Computer Science in Data Science program are:

  • Manageable Tuition: At less than $22K, the Illinois MCS-DS online degree costs significantly less than on-campus alternatives as well as most online Data Science master’s degrees. The degree program is structured so that you can complete it at your own pace: full-time in as little as one year, or part-time in three to five years by taking one course at a time. Either way, you pay as you go.
  • Top Ranked: The Master of Computer Science in Data Science is offered by Illinois Computer Science, a US News & World Report top-five CS graduate program.
  • Flexible and Fully Online: It’s 100 percent online. You’ll benefit from the same high-quality instruction as on-campus students and graduate with exactly the same degree. Access courses from anywhere using Coursera’s mobile apps, as you learn on your schedule.
  • Deeply Engaging: Work personally with leading professors, many of whom wrote the textbooks used by other Data Science programs. You can discuss material, ask questions, or get help through live faculty office hours. Complete team projects with accomplished fellow students around the world.
  • Career-Advancing: Build expertise in machine learning, data mining, cloud computing, data visualization and more! This completely online degree is an affordable gateway to one of the most lucrative and fastest growing careers of the new millennium.

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