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Master's Program at Harvard Extension School
#11
(12-05-2019, 12:19 PM)Yanji Wrote: (nobody would ever describe the HES Data Science program as a MS in Data Science, because it would be inaccurate to say so)

please expand
in what way is it inaccurate
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#12
(12-05-2019, 03:00 PM)bluebooger Wrote:
(12-05-2019, 12:19 PM)Yanji Wrote: (nobody would ever describe the HES Data Science program as a MS in Data Science, because it would be inaccurate to say so)

please expand
in what way is it inaccurate

Because MS in Data Science means something very specific - that the school awarded you a Master of Science degree with a major in Data Science. The HES degree is not a Master of Science degree, for one thing, and your major is Extended Studies - your concentration is in data science.

It'd be like describing a TESU BALS with a psychology concentration as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology
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#13
> It'd be like describing a TESU BALS with a psychology concentration as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

so the difference is basically in name only
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#14
Pretty much. The course work is pretty much the same. Some courses are even taught as residence courses at Harvard.
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College Composition (57), Introductory Sociology (54), Introductory Psychology (56), College Algebra (70), Principles of Macroeconomics (54), Analyze and Interpret Literature (53), Precalculus (69), Principles of Microeconomics (53), Calculus (68), Principles of Management (56), Principles of Marketing (60), College Mathematics (65)

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#15
This is a case of semantics. It's 12 courses *in* data science, not extension studies. How the degree is titled has more to do with Harvard's system than what the student learns or a lack of understanding about the terms colleges use. Majors, areas of study, minors, concentrations, specialization, etc. are terms without definitions. They are not quantitative or qualitative, they are school-specific terms. Now, if this were an MBA in Data Science/Analytics, then it's a business degree. But all of this is easily sorted out by a look at a student's transcript.

https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academ...quirements


Out of curiosity, I pulled this list of "best" offerings in this area (taken with a grain of salt) which include the big name prestigious colleges everyone would know. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr...78b8774a10

Then, I look up the curriculum - it's all the same. Minor nuances distinguish any of them. To care about the specific name of the degree instead of the contents seems like splitting hairs to me.
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(12-05-2019, 05:23 PM)bluebooger Wrote: > It'd be like describing a TESU BALS with a psychology concentration as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

so the difference is basically in name only

In the case of the Harvard degree, yeah, I'd agree with that.

But a BALS in Psychology is hugely different from a BS or BA in Psychology. At TESU, for instance, you have to take over double the number of classes in Psychology to get the latter than you would for the former.
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#17
if I ever get off my lazy butt and decide to do a Masters of Science in Data Science it would be this one
http://catalog.sps.cuny.edu/preview_prog...2&poid=607

^ scroll down for the curriculum

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https://sps.cuny.edu/financial-aid-and-t...0/graduate
"Please note: Students in online degree programs pay the New York State tuition rate and do not need to establish residency."
12 more more credits = $5,545 per semester
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#18
I think this’s thread has gone way off topic. I wanted to outline something I thought was important for the poster, but it led to a derailment. I apologize and we should get back on topic.
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(12-06-2019, 11:40 AM)Zachcleigh Wrote: I think this’s thread has gone way off topic. I wanted to outline something I thought was important for the poster, but it led to a derailment. I apologize and we should get back on topic.

Thank you @Zachcleigh

Yes, off topic for sure. The main question/discussion is about the learning experience at HES. Some how discussions about HES always derail into the HES degree, name, brand, open admissions, etc.
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