Wednesday, June 25, 2014

“We wanted to send a message to the UC and employers that online is as good or even better than on campus.”

see: UC Berkeley offers new online data science master’s degree

The School of Information is partnered with 2U, an educational technology company which provides the platform for the course.

The inaugural class ranges in age from 24 to 52, with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.6, according to the online program’s website. The course is made up of about 100 students, 78 percent of whom are male.

The prerequisites for admission are demanding, requiring students to have a strong background in scientific fields, according to School of Information professor Steven Weber, who is currently teaching the new online course.

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