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Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Data Science online

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Advance as a technology professional with UHV’s online M.S., Computer Information Systems in Data Science

Develop the advanced business and technical insight to set yourself apart with a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Data Science. Deepen your understanding of analyzing, mining and understanding complex data to make strategic decisions. Utilize scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data and build the managerial expertise to begin leading data-driven solutions in your organization.

With multiple start dates to fit your busy schedule, you can complete your degree online in as few as 16 months.

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as few as 16 months Program Duration
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36 Credit Hours
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as few as 16 months Program Duration
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In this M.S. in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Data Science online program, you will gain:

  • An understanding of the software development process, and how to plan and manage process improvements
  • The ability to identify valid and reliable ways to collect, analyze and visualize data
  • Knowledge of Python programming to build reusable functions with parameters and return values, decisions and repetitions using conditional statements and loops
  • The skills to utilize current technologies to design and implement internet and World Wide Web based applications

This M.S., Computer Information Systems in Data Science online program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Back-End Developer
  • Database Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist

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Tuition

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The M.S. in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Data Science online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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$416 Per Credit Hour
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$14,999** Total Tuition

**Total cost for 36 credit hours; additional courses will be billed at current per credit hour rate.

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Fees

A $25 application fee is required; applications will not be processed without it.

Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted and want to be considered for a different semester must reapply and pay the application processing fee again.

Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.

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UHV online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

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10/18/2021 10/08/2021 10/11/2021 10/12/2021 10/12/2021
01/18/2022 01/05/2022 01/07/2022 01/10/2022 01/11/2022
03/21/2022 03/09/2022 03/11/2022 03/13/2022 03/15/2022

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Admissions

Here’s what you need to get started on our online M.S., Computer Information Systems in Data Science program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the M.S., Computer Information Systems in Data Science online, what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

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We've streamlined the process to help you get started quickly and easily. Students interested in the M.S., Computer Information Systems in Data Science online program must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • GMAT/GRE score
  • Program prerequisite leveling courses may be required:
    • Documentation of prior learning which satisfies program prerequisite knowledge in part or in full is required in order to determine equivalencies or waivers
    • Student may directly submit to CIS Graduate Program Advisor a portfolio of work for evaluation for exemption from one or more leveling courses
    • Portfolio work may include non-credit or non-academic course work, certifications, help and other experiential knowledge in the subject area
    • Exemptions are at the sole discretion of the CIS Graduate Program Director and may involve interviews, tests, or contact of references
    • No waivers will be granted for any part of the CIS program beyond the prerequisite leveling courses

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Courses

Here’s what you’ll study in our online CIS in data science online program

For the M.S. in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Data Science online, the curriculum includes 36 semester credit hours including 5 core courses (15 credit hours), 6 electives (18 credit hours), and one integration course (3 credit hours).

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Courses can be waived based on transcript evaluation.

COSC 3317: Object Oriented Programming & Design

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of concepts of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) technology including but not limited to abstract data types, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism

COSC 3315: Application Design Using GUI and Database

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to event driven programming using graphical user interfaces. Topics include but not limited to the following: The use of GUIs in processing data, making decisions, file dialogs and loops, methods, arrays and lists, multi windows GUIs, using GUIs with databases.

COSC 3325: Information Systems in Organizations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the functions of information systems in organization and their relationships to organizational objectives and structure. Studies of decision theory, quantitative procedures, system design and types of applications that are part of an information system.

MATH 3347: Operations Research

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Linear programming, critical path analysis, inventory models, Monte Carlo simulation, queuing models and dynamic programming.

MATH 3391: Probability and Statistics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Applied statistics with probability.

MGMT 3303: Principles of Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

General systems theory; evolution of management theory; interpersonal behavior in business organizations to include motivation, leadership, value attitudes, and organizational development.

MGMT 6354: Organizational Leadership and Ethics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the key role of the leader as a change agent in organizations. Students will be able to understand various models and theories of organizational change and the role of the leader in the diagnosis and implementation of change.

ACCT 6351: Financial Reporting & Analysis

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on how to use financial statement information to make business decisions. The emphasis is on financial statement analysis and interpretation of financial disclosures to help improve risk assessment, forecasting, and decision making.

Students must take the following courses.

COSC 6336: Database Design

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Design principles of large database-based applications and distributed database.

COSC 6342: Software Engineering/Project Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the software development process, how to plan and manage it, process improvement. We will also consider social and environmental factors.

COSC 6350: Systems Analysis and Design

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Systems Development Life cycle and the technologies used to model, design, document, and implement high quality information systems. Systems analysis and design is the essence of the IS professional’s work. This course will allow students to synthesize their experiences in software development and project management, into a comprehensive project. CASE tools that emphasize object-oriented analysis and design principles will be used. Requirements determination, specification development, testing, documentation, and reporting will be emphasized.

COSC 6339: Network Design and Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Concepts and mechanisms of data transport systems including information in the form of data, voice, and image, Network architecture, terminology, control, and general topologies. Current equipment and physical interconnection are explored in an applied model incorporating a range of network services to support application development, distributed processing, information centers, and distance learning. Emphasis is placed on the impact of data communications technology on organizations and on the design of future information systems.

C0SC 6325: Policy, Strategy, and Ethical Issues in IS

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Information systems policies and procedures to support the organization’s mission, contemporary information systems strategic planning and policy. A survey of contemporary legal and ethical issues faced by information systems professionals. Case studies will be used to illustrate current best practices.

Students must take six of the following courses.

COSC 6375: Programming for Data Science

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Python programing using Jupiter notebooks, gathering input and manipulating input/output, building reusable functions with parameters and return values, decisions and repetition using conditional statements and loops.

COSC 6376: Predictive Analytics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Identify the ideal analytic tool for specific data analysis needs; understand valid and reliable ways to collect, analyze, and visualize data; and utilize data in decision making for organizations.

COSC 6315: Data Science using Machine Learning

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces how machine learning uses computer algorithms to search for patterns in data and how to use data patterns to make decisions and predictions with real-world exam.

COSC 6378: Data Visualization

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Scalable pattern discovery methods on massive transactional data, discuss pattern evaluation measures, and study methods for mining diverse kinds of patterns, sequential patterns, and sub-graph patterns.

COSC 6300: Special Topics in CS/IS

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Special topics in CIS/IS

COSC 6310: Multimedia Development and Programming

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of media theory and programming skills, such as a creating immersive media driven applications for DVD, CD-ROM and Web; broadcasting TV-quality video on the office LAN and broadband Internet.

COSC 6329: Data Warehousing and Data Mining

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Data warehousing; OLAP; data mining; data marts; advanced topics in integration of different technologies.

COSC 6337: Web Mining and Info Retrieval

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

To provide a comprehensive coverage of various topics in Web data mining including Web usage mining, Web content mining, and Web structure mining. To learn the different techniques from machine learning, databases, and information retrieval to extract useful knowledge from Web data which could be used for business intelligence, site management, personalization, and user profiling.

COSC 6340: Software & System Architecture

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Design concepts used in computer architectures to improve the performance of computations. Topics include operating systems, memory, instruction sets, assembly and machine languages, superscalar and parallel structures. Formerly “Software and System Architecture”.

COSC 6341: Internet Programming

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of programming skills for Internet applications, through learning web development concepts with Active Server Pages and the .NET framework. Applications in the areas of web navigation, server-side and client-side computation, dynamic data processing, and distributed applications.

COSC 6343: Intelligent Agents and Apps

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Critically examine what intelligent agents are, how to design them, and how new techniques arising from this field can be applied to problems requiring intelligent solutions in both business and engineering applications. Reference will be made to the different types of problems which intelligent agents techniques can help solve, such as automating decision making, recognition tasks. It will equip students with sufficient understanding of current theory and applications so that they will be able to apply that knowledge to address future software and business needs.

COSC 6351: Decision Support Systems

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Support systems for decision-making in complex, technologically rich environments. Decision theory principles, problem identification, model formulation, and solution procedures. Sample quantitative and qualitative tools to study the behavioral aspects of decision making in a decision support environment. At least one expert system will be examined or developed. Neural networks are discussed

COSC 6353: Info Systems Security

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Develop knowledge and skills for security of information and information systems within organizations. Concepts and methods associated with planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels and on all systems platforms, including worldwide networks. Techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and intentional breaches of security. The associated issues of ethical uses of information and privacy considerations. Security in computer operating systems, networks, and data.

COSC 6359: Cloud Computing

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the conceptual and experimental issues in the design and implementation of cloud computing and its services. Formerly “Advanced Computer Communication”

COSC 6357: Web Engineering

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Design and implementation of Internet and World Wide Web based application using the current technology. Other topics include data compression, multimedia data technologies, and wireless computing.

COSC 6344: Advanced IT Project Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will acquire and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to manage or lead successful IT and Information Systems project teams. Some advanced topics will be discussed. Term project required.

COSC 6390: Integrating the Enterprise, IS Function/Technologies

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Builds on previous courses, integrative in nature. Taught in seminar style. Current and strategic issues in information management from the executive perspective; analyze, synthesize, and respond at the highest organization level. Overall information needs of an organization and the role information systems play in meeting those needs. A major research paper based on a thorough literature search of primary sources in information systems, presentation of research.

Students must take the following course.

COSC 6390: Integrating the Enterprise, IS Function/Technologies

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Builds on previous courses, integrative in nature. Taught in seminar style. Current and strategic issues in information management from the executive perspective; analyze, synthesize, and respond at the highest organization level. Overall information needs of an organization and the role information systems play in meeting those needs. A major research paper based on a thorough literature search of primary sources in information systems, presentation of research.

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