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Build in-demand data science skills

In the University of Massachusetts Global Data Science Bootcamp, you will work through technical units that will equip you with the skills needed to launch a successful career in data science. You’ll learn all aspects of the Data Science Method (DSM) through a curriculum built by subject matter experts, then test your learning. You won’t just learn — you’ll participate in solving real-world business problems and complete portfolio-worthy projects that you can show to hiring managers. Preview a selection of the units and capstone projects from the course below.

The Python Data Science Stack

Python has become the lingua franca of data science. In this section of the course, you'll learn how to program in Python, follow best coding practices, and start using an ecosystem of useful and powerful Python-based tools.

SQL and Databases

In this section of the Core material, you’ll learn how to leverage Structured Query Language (SQL) to query relational database management systems. In other words, you'll use queries to understand the data contained in databases.

Data Storytelling

A data story is a powerful way to present insights to your clients, combining visualizations and text into a narrative. Storytelling is an art and needs creativity. This section will try to get your creative juices flowing by suggesting some interesting questions you can ask of your dataset. It will also cover a few plotting techniques you can use to reveal insights.

Final capstone

This capstone takes place later in the bootcamp and has less guidance. You’ll be asked to:

  • Come up with a project idea and proposal

  • Find and wrangle data

  • Use exploratory data analysis techniques to understand that data

  • Pre-process and create a training dataset

  • Build a working model

  • Document and present your work

Specialization areas

Within the core curriculum, you’ll be able to choose from one of three specialization tracks, where you can learn specialized skills to help you stand out from other data scientists.

The Generalist Track

This track will prepare you to take on versatile data science roles across a wide variety of business domains and geographical locations. You’ll build on the foundational skills you learned in the core units and tackle more advanced topics like working with Big Data and software engineering best practices.

The Business Insider Track

This track aims to teach you advanced data visualization and business analytics skills to extract actionable business insights. While you will have the ability to build predictive machine learning models, you'll primarily focus on learning how to identify insights and effectively communicate recommendations.

The Advanced Machine Learning Track

This track aims to teach you advanced machine learning skills and concepts, including deep learning and the deployment of machine learning models on standard industry platforms. If you want to broaden your machine learning skills, this track may be the right one for you.

Fit learning into your life

  • Learn on your own time: No need to quit your job. View lessons and work on projects on your schedule.

  • Build study plans that work for you: Complete the course sooner by putting in more hours per week.

  • Plan ahead with 1:1 career coach calls: Craft a data science job search strategy, practice interviews, and negotiate offers.

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Learn with an industry expert in your corner

  • Ongoing 1:1 video calls: Get feedback on projects, discuss blockers, and refine your career strategy.

  • Accountability: Your mentor will help you stay on track so you can achieve your learning goals.

  • Community support: Get additional 1:1 help from other mentors in our community, at no extra cost.

Rahul Sagrolikar
Data Science Lead
Kenneth Gil-Pasquel
Data Scientist
Dipanjan (DJ) Sarkar
Lead Data Scientist
Eleanor Thomas
Senior Data Analyst

Explore scholarships and flexible tuition plans

UMass Global offers flexible payment options and scholarships to make a career in data science more accessible:

  • Women in Tech Scholarship

  • Veterans & Active Military Scholarship

Speak with an enrollment advisor to confirm your eligibility. Only one scholarship can be applied, and scholarships cannot be combined with other discounts.

Learn from the best in the industry

Since 1958, University of Massachusetts Global has provided working adults the education they need to be successful in their lives.

  • 19,000+ students study with UMass Global each year.

  • Nearly 91% of students balance their education with work.

  • 52% of students balance their education with parenting.

University of Massachusetts Global is a private, nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts system, and is regionally accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Check our sources at

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