The MS in Information Systems & Technology with a concentration in Data Science & Analytics explores the ways massive volumes of data can be used to enhance human performance and solve business and societal problems.
The Internet, social media, and mobile technology have led to an explosion of information production and gathering. From public health to energy policy, financial markets to voting rights, big data promises to revolutionize how we understand the world. Yet the full potential of big data has not been completely imagined or understood.
This technically driven, industry-oriented program explores this potential, equipping you with enhanced analytical and managerial tools to become a leader in this burgeoning technological field. You will learn data mining, specialized programming, and other computational skills to understand how data can be used to solve problems affecting society, working with distinguished faculty who have impressive careers as IS&T scholars and practitioners.
- Well-equipped research clinics and laboratories enable you to work directly on applied and academic research, including the Data Science Lab, IDEA Lab, Intelligent Systems Lab, and more.
- Our GIS Club convenes students and professionals interested in geographic information systems (GIS) and informs the local community about the latest GIS workshops and conferences.
- This program is STEM designated, allowing international students who hold F-1 visas to apply for OPT work authorizations for a total of 36 months (an initial 1-year period and a 24-month OPT STEM extension) of paid work experience in the U.S. after graduation.