Data Analytics Accelerated Master’s

Highly qualified students in the Data Analytics concentration have the option of obtaining an accelerated Applied Information Technology, MS or Data Analytics Engineering, MS. 

Applied Information Technology, MS

Admissions Requirements

Students in the Applied Science, BAS, Data Analytics Concentration program may apply to this option if they have earned 60 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.30. They may begin taking graduate-level courses once they have earned 75 undergraduate credits. Criteria for admission are identical to criteria for admission to the Applied Information Technology, MS program.

Accelerated Option Requirements

Students must complete all credits that satisfy requirements for the BAS and MS programs, with up to 12 credits overlapping from the following courses:

  • AIT 512 Algorithms and Data Structures Essentials or AIT 580 Analytics: Big Data to Information
  • AIT 524 Database Management Systems
  • AIT 542 Fundamentals of Computing Platforms
  • AIT 664 Information: Representation, Processing and Visualization

Note: When selecting between AIT 512 and AIT 580, students should select the course that aligns with the MSAIT concentration they intend to pursue.

 

Data Analytics Engineering, MS

Admissions Requirements

Students in the Applied Science, BAS, Data Analytics Concentration program may apply to this option if they have earned 60 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.30. They may begin taking graduate-level courses once they have earned 75 undergraduate credits. Criteria for admission are identical to criteria for admission to the Applied Information Technology, MS program.

Accelerated Option Requirements

Students must complete all credits that satisfy requirements for the BAS and MS programs, with up to 12 credits overlapping from the following courses:

  • AIT 580 Analytics: Big Data to Information
  • CS 504 Principles of Data Management and Mining or CS 584 Theory and Applications of Data Mining
  • OR 531 Analytics and Decision Analysis or OR 541 Operations Research: Deterministic
  • STAT 515 Applied Statistics and Visualization for Analytics or STAT 554 Applied Statistics I

Degree Conferral

Students must apply for graduation the semester before they expect to complete the BAS requirements in order to have the BAS degree conferred. Additionally, at the beginning of the student’s final undergraduate semester, students must complete a Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Transition form. At the completion of MS requirements, a master’s degree is conferred.

How to Apply

When students have earned 60 credit hours and have the required GPA they may apply as a potential Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s student.

An application guide is available here.


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