this guide was developed for the distance MS in Applied Data Science

Recommended books and resources - freely available

Think Stats Probability and Statistics for Programmers by Allen B. Downey

Think Bayes by Allen B Downey

Introduction to Probability by Grinstead

Statistical inference for data science

An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R

The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction

Machine Learning Series by Andrew Ng (YouTube Video series via Coursera)

Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Natural Language Processing with Python

8 Fun Machine Learning Projects for Beginners