2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, MS


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Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Data Science and Knowledge Engineering Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the graduate program in Data Science and Knowledge Engineering are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for unconditional acceptance
    • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for admission based on a combination of GPA, work experience, undergraduate grades in related coursework, and personal interview
    • Submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score is recommended, but not required
  2. Prerequisites:
    • Computer Programming course or demonstrated knowledge programming language
      And one of the following:
    • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or Mathematics from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the evaluated equivalency
    • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the evaluated equivalency with at least fifteen (15) units in mathematics, computing, information technology, or closely related field
  3. Three recommendations, completed on forms provided, from sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
    • At least two recommendations should be from previous faculty or from qualified professionals if academic references are more than ten years old
  4. Comprehensive Essay of at least 1,000 words that includes the following:
    • Academic and career goals and interests
    • Experience with and interest in research and development
    • Readiness for graduate study
    • If available, reference to external funding such as a government fellowship, corporate sponsorship, etc.
  5. Current Resume that includes the following:
    • Up to ten (10) years professional experience
    • All postsecondary education

Program Requirements (32 units)


The Master of Science in Data Science and Knowledge Engineering program prepares students for professional practice or further study in data science, data analytics, and knowledge engineering. It provides breadth and depth in the essential topics of data management, data mining, statistics, and information systems. The program includes an independent research and development project.

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