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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 20, 2020
 
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Information Science and Technology - Big Data Analytics, ADVCT


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Certificate of Advanced Study


The iSchool provides several options for advanced study in information science beyond a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) offers a highlyconcentrated curriculum on the theory and application of the most current information field trends.

Students can follow a 15-credit or 24-credit plan of study.

15-credit post-bachelor’s certificates

* eligible for Committee on National Security (CNSS) Certifications

15-credit post-master’s certificates

* eligible for Committee on National Security (CNSS) Certifications

24-credit post-master’s certificate

CAS Requirements


The 15-credit certificate program in Big Data Analytics is designed to address the needs of professionals with a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in Information Science or a related field in order to expand their professional skills and qualifications in effectively handling large amounts of disparate data.

Big data involves three major dimensions: data size, data rate, and data diversity. Students completing the certificate will gain essential, in-depth knowledge of techniques and technologies relevant for big data management.

The courses offered allow students to tailor the certificate program of study to their individual interests.

Download a copy of our information sheet and application checklist.

Core courses


Post-bachelor’s students must complete three of the following courses with a grade of C or better:

Post-master’s students must complete three of the following courses with a grade of B or better:

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