In partnership with a for-profit company, the University of New Haven has launched a new degree in data science that combines academic learning and work experience.

data-science-degreeIn the wake of an influential 2011 McKinsey report showing that the U.S. may face a shortfall of 190,000 data scientists by 2018, several prominent universities—including Columbia, Stanford, and UC Berkeley—have begun offering degrees in the subject. The latest entrant—the University of New Haven—is taking a different approach, with an experiential degree that is anchored in real-life industry work.

Launched in March, UNH's Master of Science in...

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