$10M for University of Virginia Data Science

The University of Virginia just announced a $10M endowment to support its new Data Science Institute.

The University of Virginia is in the closing stages of creating a Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) and the eventual goal is to have an undergraduate minor and a Ph.D. program in Data Science. The curriculum for the MSDS contains a nice mix of math, computer science and statistics courses. It even includes coursework in visualization. Also, the program appears to be an entirely new program and not just the renaming of an existing program.

The University of Virginia is definitely taking the correct steps to become a recognized leader in data science education.

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