Organizations need to manage Big Data as they continue to capture, store, search, share, visualize and analyze massive, unstructured, and complicated data sets. In response to the growing demand to manage Big Data across all sectors (private, public, government and academic), the GPS department has created the Graduate Certificate in Big Data. This certificate will allow professionals to understand these massive datasets by having the analytics skills needed to work in this high demand field.
Please select any four of the following six courses.*
SEIS 631 Foundations of Data Analysis
SEIS 632 Data Analytics and Visualization
SEIS 734 Data Mining
SEIS 736 Big Data Architecture
SEIS 737 Big Data Management
SEIS 763 Machine Learning
*Effective fall 2015, the courses offered in the Certificate in Big Data have changed. Current and inactive students who are enrolled in the program prior to Fall 2015 may opt to remain with the graduate program requirements from their current catalog, or move forward to the newest graduate program requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Big Data.
A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent).
An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7. (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)
The courses in this certificate program require a working knowledge of SQL and the Java programming language. Students must demonstrate adequate proficiency in both areas or take SEIS 630 (for SQL) and SEIS 601 (for Java programming) before enrolling in these courses.