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New Jersey Institute of Technology - Online Master of Science in Computer Science with a Specialization in Database & Data Mining

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offers a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree with a specialization in Database & Data Mining that targets the knowledge and skills associated with the field of data analytics. Students learn to use computer technologies for data mining, data management, and the scientific analysis of big datasets. The degree requires students to complete 30 credits of coursework, which can be done in five semesters, or approximately one-and-a-half years. This program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits.

NJIT’s online programs utilize a learning management system (LMS) that supports asynchronous instruction. Video lectures can be streamed on-demand, and assignments and other course materials are accessible to students 24/7. Students can contact instructors electronically, and interact with classmates through LMS discussion boards.

NJIT’s MSCS degree is built on a foundation of four core courses that cover the foundational elements of information technology and data management. These include: Data Structures and Algorithms; Operating System Design; Data Management System Design; and Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols. The Database & Data Mining specialization includes three additional required courses: Data Mining; Advanced Database System Design; and Cloud Computing. The remaining credits necessary for graduation are then completed through elective coursework in subject areas like Network Management and Security; Enterprise Database Management; Systems Analysis and Design; and Web Mining.

NJIT is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Department of Computer Science

Programs Offered: Analytics (Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS))
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction. Students view recorded lectures and interact with classmates and instructors through class discussion boards.
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Online Master of Science in Computer Science with a Database and Data Mining Specialization

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Management System Design, Data Mining, Cloud Computing, Advanced Database System Design
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Part-time only
Length of Program: Program can be completed in approximately 1.5 years (5 semesters)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required for students without CS or Engineering degrees
Work Experience: Relevant tech experience required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in technology
Tuition Costs: ~$34,080 + fees (in-state); ~$38,880 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $1006 per credit hour (eTuition in-state); $1,170 per credit hour (eTuition out-of-state)
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states

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