The student must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and all prerequisites to be fully admitted. Students who have not completed all prerequisites can be admitted conditionally to take classes at UIS to complete the entrance requirements. The prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of B-.
* F1- students must have completed a course in data structures and algorithms to be considered for admission to the master’s degree program.
** Admissions to the online program will not be granted to international students residing outside of the U.S.
Students must complete 28 required credit hours and eight elective credit hours to earn the Data Analytics degree while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 as listed below.
|Computer Programming Concepts I|
|Computer Programming Concepts II|
|Data Structures and Algorithms|
|Matrix Analysis and Numerical Optimization|
or MAT 332
or MAT 113
|Introduction to Database Systems|
|Introduction to Statistical Computation|
|Advanced Statistical Methods|
|Introduction to Machine Learning|
|Big Data Analytics|
|Data Analytics Capstone 1|
|Operations Research Methods|
or MAT 444
|Operations Research Methods|
|Advanced Topics in Data Analytics (Deep Learning)|
|Advanced Database Concepts|
The capstone project will draw upon the knowledge and skills learned throughout the entire curriculum and will ask students to apply the appropriate methods and tools for data analysis in a real-world organizational setting. The capstone course provides the opportunity to exercise different techniques for data storage, preprocessing, integration and analysis covered throughout the M.S. in Data Analytics curriculum in order to address business challenges. The students must provide a well-written report and an oral presentation to effectively communicate their findings.
On acceptance, students are assigned their academic advisor. Before registering for the first time, the student should discuss an appropriate course of study with the academic advisor.
Students must earn a grade of B- or better in all courses that apply toward the degree, and a cumulative 3.0 grade point average is required to graduate. In addition, graduate students who do not maintain a 3.0 grade point average will be placed on academic probation according to campus policy. Graduate students enrolled in 400-level courses should expect more stringent grading standards and/or additional assignments. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis will not count toward the degree.
NOTE: Students also should refer to the campus policy on Grades Acceptable Toward Master’s Degrees section of this catalog.
Students are allowed to transfer a maximum of eight graduate semester hours with a grade of B or better. They will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and approved by Student Petition form. Transfer students will be required to take a minimum of 28 credit hours of Data Analytics core and elective course work at UIS.