The Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma offers an online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics (DSA) degree program. The program is designed to provide training in the analytical models and methods employed to extract knowledge from complex datasets, and in the skills and technologies used to assess risk, improve efficiency, and predict future performance in a business environment. Students must complete 33 credits of coursework in order to graduate. Full-time students can meet the crediting requirements in 14 months. The program length varies for those who pursue the degree part-time, depending on the number of courses taken per term. This program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits.
The online courses at the University of Oklahoma utilize an online social learning environment, or learning management system (LMS), that supports interactive asynchronous instruction. Lectures are produced in a digital studio, updated each semester, and made available to students on-demand. Students can then interact with classmates through LMS discussion boards, and instructors are available to meet with students via Skype and Google hangouts during scheduled office hours.
The Gallogly College of Engineering’s DSA curriculum draws on the resources of the School of Computer Science and the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. It includes six core DSA courses: Computing Structures; Fundamentals of Engineering Statistical Analysis; Database Management Systems; Intelligent Data Analytics; Algorithm Analysis; and Advanced Analytics & Metaheuristics. Students then choose between a thesis and non-thesis track. Both include three additional DSA electives, in subject areas like: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Parallel Programming; Data Mining; Time Series Analysis; Text Analytics; and Decision Support Using Python. Students on the non-thesis track must complete a practicum at the end of the program. The thesis track substitutes a data science research project for part of the practicum.
The University of Oklahoma is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.