MS in Data Science and Analytics (MSDSA)
Note: if you apply through consultant, the MSDSA will be available starting fall 2023.
The MSDSA porgram is a professional degree program which seeks to prepare a diverse student body to
utilize cutting edge applied statistical methods to enable correct, meaningful inferences
from data obtained from business, industry, government and health services. The use
of a wide variety of commercial software will be emphasized to ensure graduates can
effectively analyze real-world data.
MS in Computer Science (MSCS)
MSCS program focus on the algorithms, development of computing systems that requires more in-depth
background in mathematics. MSCS is right for you if you are interested in programming
and development of small to large computing systems in areas of Artificial Intelligence,
Data Sciences, High-Performance Computing, Networks, and other similar areas. Typical
job titles for MSCS graduates are software/application developer, application and/or
system programmer, research scientist, etc.
MS in Information Technology (MSIT)
MSIT program aims to enhance the career options for current and future IT professionals across
all aspects of information technology systems. As the highest ranked IT graduate program in state of Gerogia by US News & World Reports, MSIT program prepares students applying technology to solve business programs. MSIT program offers concentrations in area of Data Analytics and Intelligent Technology, IT security, Enterprise IT Management, and Health IT. Graduates are employed by tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, etc. Typical job titles are system/security/business/data analyst, DBA, network administrator, IT project manager, etc.
MS in Software Engineering (MSSWE)
MSSWE program prepares students to design and build high-quality software and exposes them to the latest developer technologies, tools, and state-of-the-art practices. As a Software Engineer, you will be involved in research, design, planning, architecture, development, test, implementation, and release phases. Compared to CS, MSSWE specializes in large-scale software development. MSSWE is suitable if you like a hands-on approach to coding and building software systems. Common job titles are Software Engineer, Solution Architect, UI/UX Designer (Front-end developer), Back-end Developer, and Full-stack Developer.
Difference between MSCS, MSIT, & MSSWE
All three programs offer excellent career opportunities in computing and have career transition options.
- MSCS program focus on the theory, algorithm, and development of computing systems which requires more in-depth background in mathematics. MSCS is a good choice for you if you are more into programming and development. Typical job titles for MSCS graduates are software/application developer and programmer, etc.
- MSIT program is applied in nature, concentrating on using technology to solve business problems. Students will learn programming, but it's not the major focus. A student will learn applications of technology through hands-on labs and real world like projects. MSIT is a good fit if a student is interested in problem solving, instead of development. Typical jobs for MSIT graduates are system/security/business/data analyst, DBA, network administrator, IT project manager, etc.
- MSSWE program prepares students to design and build high-quality software and expose them to real-world strategies and practices. MSSWE is another good choice if you are interested in programming and development. Comparing to CS, MSSWE specializes in large scale software development. Common job titles are software engineer and application developer.