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).
A new student must take at least one course during the first semester in order to keep his/her student status. An F-1 student must take 3 courses each (except the last) semester to keep the visa status.
The MSDA program does not currently have an accelerated option, that would allow you to complete the program in less than 4 semesters.
There are no electives for students admitted to Fall 2018. However, students admitted to Fall 2019 can take 2 electives. All electives must be offered by the MSDA program. For the time being, MSDA program offers two electives – INFO 208 (Big Data Technologies) and CMPE 256 (Large Scale Analytics).