Master of Science in Computer Science - Data Science
According to a report from the World Economic Forum, data analysts will become increasingly more important in all industries by 2020. The growing demand in the field of data science is driven by a need from executives to make sense of all of the data generated by technological disruptions.1 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Systems Security explores how to extract insights and knowledge from structured or unstructured data. This concentration presents an opportunity to use the open source language R for statistical inference, regression, predictive analytics, and data mining in data analytics.
Study algorithm design and analysis. Explore the concept of big data. Examine data warehouses and data marts. In the capstone course, you will have the opportunity to work on an in-depth project focusing on a major technical problem or major issue that impacts your organization or in a desired area of study.
For four years in a row, CTU made U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate computer information technology programs.2
CTU aims to make it easy to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Our online and mobile-friendly classes begin every 8 weeks and run 5½ weeks long.
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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS683 Data Warehouse 4 CS686 Fundamentals of Big Data Analytics 4 CS688 Data Analytics with R 4 CS692 Algorithms for Data Science 4 Elective Any 600 level course 4 Total Credit Hours: 20
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS627 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4 CS630 Modern Operating Systems 4 CS635 Computer Networking 4 CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4 CS660 Database Systems 4 CS672 Systems Engineering Methods 4 CS698 Computer Science Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 28
Total Credit Hours: 48
The CTU Master of Science in Computer Science degree program is designed to provide technical depth in computer science and in the three concentration areas—software engineering, security and database management systems. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, and the student’s concentration area is required. In addition, the student must have an intermediate level of ability to program in a current object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java, such as is provided by CS215 or IT252. Students who have the required background but need to refresh their mathematics skills are highly encouraged to take MATH501. Students who have the required background but need to refresh some of their computer science skills are highly encouraged to take CS500.
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1. World Economic Forum, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/8-jobs-every-company-will-be-hiring-for-by-2020/
2. CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 best online programs.