12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Computer Science - Big Data Systems MSc program from Arizona State University is designed for graduate students who want to pursue a thorough education and research in the area of big data systems. 

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The goal of this Computer Science - Big Data Systems MSc program from Arizona State University  is to provide students the knowledge, skills and the advanced research expertise in designing scalable (parallel, distributed, and real-time) systems for acquiring, storing, processing, and accessing large-scale heterogeneous multi-source data and in using analytical tools to mine information from the data.

Career Opportunities

Graduates who complete the Master of Science program in computer science are able to analyze and apply key theories, algorithms and software modules used in the field of computer science. This concentration program provides a competitive advantage to secure employment as there is a growing need for data scientists and engineers who can architect, implement and manage large data systems.

Career examples include:

  • computer network architect
  • computer system analyst
  • computer systems engineer
  • data scientist or engineer
  • machine learning, AI computer vision engineer
  • software engineer
  • software developer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Database Management System Implementation
  • Distributed Database Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Statistical Learning for Data Mining
  • Multimedia and Web Databases
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Data Visualization
  • Semantic Web Mining
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • official GRE test scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • statement of purpose
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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