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Colorado Technical University
Students in Colorado Technical University's program leading to a Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Big Data Analytics can complete most of the coursework online. However, during their course of studies they must attend at least four residential symposiums at the campus in Denver, which are offered four times per year. First-term students must also attend an on-campus orientation, which is scheduled in conjunction with a symposium. The three-year program requires students to complete 96 credits, and to research, write and defend a dissertation. Applicants should have a master's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0, although CTU also offers the option of earning an accelerated master's degree while starting work on the doctoral degree in a program called the Doctoral Advantage.
Indiana University Bloomington
Doctoral students at Indiana University Bloomington can minor in Data Science, gaining skills that are valuable in fields such as education, business, environmental science, public heath, political science, and sociology. In data science classes, student learn to analyze, visualize and report on large amounts of data. To achieve the doctoral minor in data science, students must complete at least 12 credits of data science coursework, selected in consultation with an adviser from the data science program. Candidates must complete each data science course with a grade of B or better. There is no requirement for a written qualifying exam in a minor field.
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University of Massachusetts-Boston
The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration degree with an information systems for data science track. While it is possible for students to request some required courses to be waived based on prior studies, all students must complete at least 14 courses to be eligible for graduation. The first two years of the program consists of coursework; the remaining time of enrollment is spent on research related to a student's dissertation topic. PhD assistantships are available for qualified doctoral candidates. Assistantships include full tuition and fee waivers in addition to a yearly stipend of $25,000 for three years. Most courses meet once a week during late afternoon and evening hours.