Master of Science in Data Analytics

General

Program Description

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Overview

The Master of Science in Data Analytics is a 30 credit-hour degree program at Nova Southeastern University's College of Computing and Engineering. Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the Master of Science in Data Analytics program focuses on the application of concepts and methods central to data analytics, database management, data warehousing, data mining, data visualization, forecasting, and predictive modeling. The program incorporates creativity, vision, strategic planning, and technology for analytics and decision making. This program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex, real-world problems and organizations.

Program Format

Students can select to take online or on-campus classes. Online classes can be taken from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available. NSU utilizes Canvas as the learning management system to deliver online course content. On-campus classes are held on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale. Each on-campus class meets once a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All M.S. programs employ a three-term format: Fall (16-week term starting in August), Winter (17-week term starting in January) and Summer (12-week term starting in May).

Learning Outcomes

A graduate with an M.S. in Data Analytics will have the ability to (1) communicate data analytics concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally; (2) apply knowledge of data analytics to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems; (3) identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature relating to the field of data analytics; (4) evaluate data analytics techniques for management planning and decision making.

Admissions

The Master of Science in Data Analytics is designed for students with undergraduate majors in computer science, business, information systems, information technology, engineering, mathematics, or physics.

Curriculum

Core (21 Credits)

  • MSIT 501 Fundamentals of Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms
  • MSIT 630 Database Systems
  • MMIS 642 Data Warehousing
  • MMIS 643 Data Mining
  • MMIS 671 Data Analytics
  • CISC 672 Data Visualization
  • MMIS 692 Data Analytics Project

Choose three courses (9 credits)

  • ISEC 615 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • MMIS 621 Information Systems Project Management
  • MMIS 623 Ethics in Computing
  • MMIS 644 UX Strategy for Social Media
  • CISC 685 Interaction Design
Last updated Mar 2020

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