Enterprise Data Systems Master’s Degree

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Manage data and IT infrastructure for cloud computing environments.

With the growth of big data, social media, mobile devices, and the overarching Internet of Things (IoT), there’s a rapidly growing demand for professionals who understand cloud computing and have the ability to design, configure, and manage digital environments.

Our graduate program in Enterprise Data Systems helps you become that professional through coursework and workshops across five focus areas including cloud computing, information security, and more.

You’ll learn to create business systems and IT infrastructure that deliver data to key parts of any organization, as well as gain knowledge of what motivates businesses and how to articulate your recommendations to technical and non-technical stakeholders.

The EDS degree program is 36 credits, and is typically completed within 2 years. The curriculum combines core classes with electives to give you a strong foundation in data systems, along with the freedom to pursue the courses that interest you. You can also view the recommended EDS course sequence for fall and spring start students.

The 36 credits are distributed as follows:

  • Primary Core – 21 credits
  • Secondary Focus Area – 12 credits
    • Focus area credits can also be used toward a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S./) in Data Science or Information Security Management.
  • Graduate Immersion Milestone Event – non-credit, required
    • This 2-to-3 day residency workshop presents emerging topics in the information studies field. Students must complete one residency workshop during the duration of their program of study. You can find more information by visiting the iSchool Seminar page.
  • Exit Requirement – Capstone
    • Capstone Project in Enterprise Data Systems

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After completing this program, graduates of the M.S. in Enterprise Data Systems will be able to:

  • Apply management techniques, policies, technologies, and methods to integrate data intensive processes with the data processing and communication infrastructure that can support them.
  • Plan, configure and manage information services which support the operation and scalability of secure enterprise information environments.
  • Design, configure and manage cloud, hybrid, and on-premises based information services in digital enterprise environments.
  • Plan, configure and manage interconnected, virtual, and software defined networked environments.
  • Evaluate solutions and systems for the analysis and management of data within an enterprise environment.
  • Create integrated solutions for the support of data collection, analysis, modeling and reporting tasks in digital enterprise data environments.
  • Demonstrate in-depth competence in at least one chosen focus area where knowledge and skills are applied to a particular domain of enterprise data systems.
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Delve deeper, explore farther.

In addition to getting practical, on-the-job experience, you’ll have opportunities to join a research lab or collaborate with faculty on their academic work. Your focus on data science will mean your skills will be in-demand on almost any iSchool research team.

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Pursue your interests.

Specialize your degree further and gain a highly marketable skill set through our Certificates of Advanced Study in Data Science or Information Security Management — without taking any extra classes.

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Build your expertise, and your resume.

Gain the skills you need to be successful on the data science job market. We work with leading employers like Microsoft and EY to ensure our program is aligned with what they are seeking in candidates. Here, you’ll engage in research and real-world applications of your studies that will build your expertise, and your resume.

Careers in our field are ranked the
most in-demand and lucrative

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