What course content is covered in DATA 294 (Data Analytics Seminar)?

MSDA students take this course during their second semester at SJSU.  Silicon Valley domain experts and industry leaders are invited to the class to present their case studies and potential industry project topics for students. Students conduct independent research in applying data analytics to specific domains. Student also write effective technical reports and present results about emerging technologies in the area of data analytics in order to satisfy Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).


What academic background do current MSDA students have?

The current 144 MSDA students have earned their B.S., M.S., and/or Ph.D. degrees in business, engineering as well as computer, natural, health, social and human sciences from Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Michigan State, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Washington, California State University (East Bay, San Bernardino, San Jose), University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara), Indian Institute of Technology, National Taiwan University, State University of Campinas (Brazil), Tsinghua University (China), University of British Columbia (Canada), as well as other U.S. and international universities.

I am currently an MSDA student, can I take a class from another program?

You can take a class from another program if you receive the approval by the Director/Graduate Advisor of the other program.

Unless you receive the pre-approval by the MSDA Graduate Advisor, a course taken from another program can’t be counted toward your MS in Data Analytics degree

Unless you receive the pre-approval by the MSDA Graduate Advisor, the grade received from anther program can’t be counted toward the semester or overall GPA for the purposes of your standing and classification.

Before taking a course from another program, please email ms-data-analytics@sjsu.edu for more information.

This is my first term at SJSU and I cannot attend, what will happen to my status?

If you do not attend SJSU in your first term of admission, your status will be cancelled. You will need to re-apply through the California State University website to attend SJSU at a future time.  (Please refer to http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/faqs/Attendance_and_Policy_FAQs/index.html#q4)