Wondering if Chicago or Champaign is the right choice for your data science degree? Wonder no more. Here you’ll find info on research and scholarships as well as networking opportunities and potential job opportunities.
Master of Science in Applied Data Science
Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Data Science can be completed in as few as 18 months.
Complete in as little as 18 months
No GRE scores required to apply
Southern Methodist University
Master of Science in Data Science
Earn your MS in Data Science at SMU, where you can specialize in Machine Learning or Business Analytics, and complete in as few as 20 months.
No GRE required.
Complete in as little as 20 months.
University of California, Berkeley
Master of Information and Data Science
Earn your Master’s in Data Science online from UC Berkeley in as few as 12 months.
Complete in as few as 12 months
No GRE required
Master of Science in Business Analytics
Looking to become a data-savvy leader? Earn your online Master of Science in Business Analytics from Syracuse University.
As few as 18 months to complete
No GRE required to apply
Read on learn more about data science programs in Illinois.
There are also Illinois program options with distance learning. Almost every player has an online master of science (MS) of some description, and a lot of schools are experimenting with new directions. Northwestern University uses the Digital Learning website to showcase best practices in distance learning, and it has an entire section on Learning Analytics.
The University of Chicago has developed a list of digital teaching tools, which supports faculty who are experimenting with new online technologies and teaching techniques.
When it comes to the master’s, Illinois has it all. There are schools that offer online MS degrees in pure data science (e.g. Lewis, Elmhurst, and the Illinois Institute of Technology), some that specialize in fields like health informatics (e.g. Elmhurst, Northwestern, and the University of Illinois at Chicago), and others that tackle predictive analytics (e.g. DePaul and Northwestern).
Data Science Bootcamps
If you live in Idaho and are interested in working in data science or data analytics, a bootcamp is one way to help jumpstart your career. Bootcamps are designed to quickly and efficiently introduce students to new fields of study, often through hands-on experience. Bootcamps in Idaho may be dedicated to data science, the study of extracting knowledge from sets of data; data analytics, the more practice-minded process of drawing specific conclusions from data; or a combination of both data science and data analytics. Check out our guides if you’re interested in learning more about data science bootcamps or data analytics bootcamps in Illinois.
Data Science Scholarships in Illinois
Here you’ll find university scholarships and fellowships that cover degrees in our school listings. But this is just the beginning! Ask the university’s Graduate Studies Office if you qualify for general scholarships and fellowships and alternative financial options.
Dr. Curtis J. and Mrs. Gina Crawford Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is available to graduate students focusing on commerce, business, communication technology, or information systems. Students must have financial need. Additional consideration is given to African-American students.
Dr. Steven C. Rubinow Endowed Scholarship: This award is expressly aimed at CDM graduate students in the School of Computing. Information systems and predictive analytics are eligible disciplines. Applicants must have financial need.
The DePaul Faculty/Staff Scholarship: This scholarship is open to CDM graduate students entering their second or final year. Students must demonstrate activities that place value on service to the community and to other individuals. Awards are dependent on funds available.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Master of Data Science Scholarships: IIT sometimes has partial tuition scholarships (based on GRE scores) for MDS students. IIT alumni may also be eligible for a tuition discount.
Starr Research Fellowship/Fieldhouse Research Fellowship: These $15,000 fellowships are given to IIT students currently enrolled in an MS or doctoral program in certain departments (including Computer Science). Students must be conducting research in collaboration with the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), Fermilab, or the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).
Dean’s Merit Scholarship: All graduate students accepted into the Quinlan School of Business are eligible for a merit scholarship. Eligibility is generally determined by GPA and GMAT scores; scholarships typically cover one or two Quinlan courses.
Crown Family Internship: Although this award is only offered to PhD students at the McCormick School of Engineering, we wanted to include it in case you were thinking of further studies. The 3- or 6-month paid internship allows students gain practical experience in industry or at national laboratories in areas closely related to their research.
TechnipFMC Educational Fund Fellowship: This one-year fellowship is open to UIUC master’s- and doctoral-level students who are conducting research in areas related to the work of FMC Technologies, Inc.
MS Recruitment Scholarship: Students in the MS in Information Management can secure a one-time recruitment scholarship based on academic merit.
Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance – Fellowship for Technology-Based Healthcare Research: This fascinating fellowship offers two years of support to UIUC graduate students who are researching new technologies and clinical tools aimed at advancing individualized medicine. The award includes a $30,000 stipend, coverage of tuition and select fees, a $5,000 research and travel allowance, and a one-year, on-site mentored research opportunity at the Mayo Clinic.
Chicago Booth Big Data & Analytics Roundtable: This meetup is open to anyone in U Chicago’s Booth community (alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends). Talks cover everything from geospatial analytics to NLP. Every event starts and ends with networking.
Chicago City Data: Interested in playing with all of that lovely free data from the City of Chicago? Check out this group of end users, business users, enthusiasts, data science students, and entrepreneurs.
Chicago Startup Community: If you’re planning on launching your own business, this meetup may be worth a look. It’s billed as the “insider’s introduction to the tech, design, and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Windy City.”
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