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Learn to use modern data science tools to analyze and understand human behavior

 

Most data science programs are housed in departments of computer science or statistics. These provide training in the development and use of general data science tools.  However, they do not provide training in the analysis of human behavior. Our program will provide rigorous training in the statistical and advanced data science tools for studying human behavior. Our department is home to international experts in the use of machine learning and other data science tools as applied to understanding human behavior.

Increasingly, industry, government, and non-profit sectors are seeking employees who are knowledgeable about human behavior but also have the analytical skills to solve applied problems. However, to do this well, one needs to be trained in the study of human behavior, in all of its complexity. The behavioral sciences produce large numbers of graduates, who have a strong understanding of human behavior and the general approaches required to study human behavior. Providing behavioral graduates with applied data-science skills will make them even more competitive on the job market while meeting a large demand in the marketplace.

The learning goals of our program are:

  • Develop a broad understanding of concepts and methods in data science and machine learning as they pertain to research in human behavior.

  • Develop a proficiency in statistical analysis and experimental design relevant to research on human behavior.

  • Develop critical thinking skills for research in human behavior.

  • Develop skills communicating analytic results.

The Data Science in Human Behavior master’s program is 16 months; 4 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall) with the second fall semester comprising of a capstone project in industry, government or a non-profit agency that will provide real world training and a potential route for future employment.

Program Details

Format
Face-to-face

Commitment
16 contiguous months

Credits
33 graduate credits

Tuition
$1,200 per credit for residents & non-residents

Other Costs
None. This is a z-degree (zero-textbook cost)

Application Deadline
Admissions close March 31st

Graduate Assistantships
Enrolled students may not accept graduate assistantships which grant waivers of tuition.

Degree Conferred
Master of Science in Psychology: Data Science in Human Behavior

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Program Overview with Director, Tim Rogers

Want to learn more about our program and why Data Science in Human Behavior might be right for you? Hear from program director, Tim Rogers. There will be time available to answer your questions.

Join us September 22 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Central (2:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT)

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Questions? Ask Emma Davis, our Enrollment Coach

Emma Davis

As an enrollment coach, my role is to answer your questions about the Data Science in Human Behavior Master’s Program and to help you decide if this program is the right fit for you and your career goals. I love listening to your questions, concerns, and stories.

Contact Emma Davis: emmalee.davis@wisc.edu

Connect with our Program Manager, Caitlin Iverson Roa

Caitlin Iverson

This program is perfect for anyone with a behavioral science background interested in learning computational skills to be more competitive on the job market. I look forward to hearing about your interests in this program and types of projects you’d like to explore.

Let’s Connect: ceiverson@wisc.edu

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Applications Open September 1st – March 31st

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NEW MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM TRAINS STUDENTS TO USE ADVANCED DATA SCIENCE TOOLS TO ANALYZE AND UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEHAVIOR