Friday October 24, 2014 0 comments
SAN FRANCISCO - Denver-based Galvanize announced it is expanding its educational programming with the launch of GalvanizeU, offering a new accredited master's degree designed to address the demand for industry-ready data scientists.
Galvanize said it has partnered with the University of New Haven to offer a 12-month Master of Engineering in Big Data degree beginning in January in the San Francisco Bay area.
The application period for the first class opens Oct. 29, and prospective students can apply at GalvanizeU.com.
Two years ago, Galvanize became a leader in competency-based learning with the creation of gSchool - a six-month, comprehensive learn-to-code program producing ready-to-code programmers.
Galvanize said it is the first code school to create a fully accredited master's degree program.
"We have spent the last two years creating a community where working and learning are in a single context - the urban campuses of Galvanize," said Jim Deters, Galvanize CEO.
"The Galvanize campus consists of entrepreneurs, industry-leading companies, venture capitalists, gSchool students and now GalvanizeU data scientists are creating the most unique and industry-aligned education environment."
The GalvanizeU program will provide students with the skills they need to become world-class data scientists and the Galvanize community will give students unprecedented access to hands-on skills, mentors and employers.
Galvanize said the curriculum is an accelerated year-long program requiring students to complete 30 credit-hours covering statistics, machine learning, computer science, practical coding abilities and real-world projects with industry partners.
Authorities in California and Connecticut have approved the program, and degrees will be granted by the University of New Haven with courses delivered by university-appointed faculty.
Galvanize, with campuses in Denver and Boulder, is also planning to open a campus in Fort Collins in 2015.