Master of Science in Computing & Data Analytics (MSc CDA)

Gartner defines Big data as high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making. A recent IDC forecast shows that the market for Big Data technology and services will grow at a 26.4% compound annual growth rate through 2018, or about six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market.

Saint Mary’s new Master of Science in Computing & Data Analytics (MSc CDA) is a graduate-level, 16-month professional program designed to meet the complex challenges associated with Big Data. It combines two essential aspects of computing and data analytics:

  • Software design, development, customization, and management
  • Analytics and Business intelligence: the acquisition, storage, management, and analysis of huge amounts of data to improve efficiency, innovation, and decision making

The primary focus of the MSc CDA program is to develop highly qualified computing and data analytics professionals who will drive innovation and organizational success. MSc CDA prepares students for rewarding and lucrative careers in the data science industry through experiential learning opportunities and industry interaction.

  • Develop in-demand skills and knowledge that lead to exceptional career opportunities
  • Study with award winning instructors from Saint Mary’s Faculty of Science and the Sobey School of Business, the largest Canadian business school east of Quebec
  • Interact with industry professionals through core courses, paid internships, sponsored projects, industry workshops, expert guest speakers, hackathons, and special events
  • Choose from three applied learning choices:
    • group-based, applied learning project option
    • paid internship option
    • a research thesis option

Students must successfully compete 24 credit hours in computing and data analytics, learning a broad range of technology platforms, languages, and techniques driven by industry requirements. In addition, candidates must complete one of three options for an additional 6 credit hours: applied projects, paid internship, or a thesis.

Learn more about MSc CDA at Saint Mary's University and the Sobey School of Business by clicking here.