12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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 systems for acquiring, storing, processing, and accessing large-scale heterogeneous multi-source data and in using analytical tools to mine information from the data. 

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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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates who complete the Master in Computer Science program are able to analyze key theories, algorithms and software modules used in the field of computer science. There is a growing need for data scientists and engineers who can architect, implement and manage large data systems. Graduates of this program have a competitive advantage in securing employment.

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
  • Multimedia and Web Databases
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Visualization
  • Semantic Web Mining
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Data Visualization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

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 in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related area from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (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 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • GRE scores (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • statement of purpose OR curriculum vitae
  • letters of recommendation (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • 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.
  • Online Arizona resident: $15,000/year
  • Online Non-Arizona resident: $15,000/year

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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