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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Big Data Analytics, M.S.

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(Major Code: 05071) (SIMS Code: 112998) (SIMS Code: 112997 - SDSU Global Campus)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , students must complete 30 units of coursework in an officially approved course of study as outlined below. Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in these courses and no less than a C (2.0) in each course. Students may fulfill the culminating experience through Plan A (thesis option) by completing BDA 799A , or through Plan B (non-thesis option) by successfully passing a comprehensive examination.

Students admitted conditionally will be required to take courses in preparation for the Master of Science degree that do not fulfill degree requirements, if conditions warrant.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees  .


(9 units)

Prior approval of electives by the graduate adviser is required for their application towards the degree. Electives may be selected from the following list. Students should be aware that many electives require prerequisites that will not fulfill degree requirements.


(3 units)

Capstone and Culminating Experience

(6 units)

Plan B

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