Curriculum: Students must complete all prerequisites and a minimum of 36 credit hours including 28 required credit hours, eight elective credit hours and four credit hours capstone course to earn the MSDA degree
- 25 hours of prerequisites.
- 28 required credit hours with a minimum grade of B-.
- Eight elective credit hours with a minimum grade of B-.
- Capstone Course- DAT 554.
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 MSDA curriculum in order to address business challenges. The students must provide a well-written report and an oral presentation to effectively communicate their findings.