CTU’s Master of Science in Computer Science – Data Science concentration focuses on the methods, processes, and systems to extract insights and knowledge from structured or unstructured data. Building on the MSCS program core, the concentration courses provide the foundation and focused knowledge for those interested in the Data Science field.
CTU’s program explores techniques and theories drawn from many different fields such as mathematics, statistics, information science, and computer science, including probability models, machine learning, data mining, data warehousing, computer programming and algorithms, visualization, and more. Students have the opportunity to learn how to use open-source language for statistical inference, regression, predictive analytics, and data mining in data analytics. If you’re interested in exploring and analyzing data using high-level mathematics, statistics, and computer science, you may benefit from this program.
For the third year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Computer Science degree programs were ranked among the 2017 Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*
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Students enrolled in CTU's MSCS-Data Science degree program need to complete 48 total credit hours. The degree is comprised of both core classes and concentration classes, designed to provide students the foundation and focused knowledge for those interested in the Data Science field.
Core Education. Students begin the Master of Science in Computer Science – Data Science degree program at CTU by completing a set of core courses designed to provide the student with an understanding of operating systems and networking, as well as knowledge of computer system architecture and the software system engineering process. Students take 28 credit hours in core education, which comprises a significant portion of their MSCSDS education. Some of these classes include:
Concentration Courses. Building on the core program, the concentration courses are designed to provide the foundation and focused knowledge for those interested in the Data Science field. In all, they complete 20 credit hours in the concentration component of their program, with some of these classes including:
Total Credit Hours: 48
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
CTU’S MS in Computer Science – Data Science degree is designed to teach students how to:
Students may be able to explore careers in areas such as:
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 23%
A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
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