Students must take 3 graduate level elective courses in the areas of statistical modeling, data mining or database technologies according to the following rules:
- Students must take 1 500-level CDM elective. ANI, DC, DMA, TV, and VFX courses do not qualify.
- Students must take 2 courses among the following:
Students have the option of completing a real world Data Analytics
Project, or completing the Predictive Analytics Capstone course, or
participating in a Data Analytics Internship or completing a Master's
Thesis to fulfill their Capstone requirement.
Data Analytics Project
- The real data analytics project is for students who are
interested in working in a small team on a research project under the
supervision of a CDM faculty. A list of available projects is published
on the dampa center website (http://dampa.cdm.depaul.edu). Students who
are interested in proposing their own data analytics project are
encouraged to contact a CDM faculty member teaching analytics courses as
soon as possible. Students must enroll in CSC 695 MASTER'S RESEARCH
for a total of 4 credit hours taken in two consecutive quarters (2
credit hours for 2 quarters) to satisfy the capstone requirement. The
faculty who supervises the project will initiate enrollment in the CSC 695 course.
Predictive Analytics Capstone course
CSC 672 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS CAPSTONE
course offers the opportunity of working on an analytics project in a
more structured class format. Students enrolled in the courses will be
working in teams on a data analytics project under the supervision of
the course instructor.
- An internship offers students the opportunity to integrate their
academic experience with on-the-job training in an analytics related
field. Students must enroll in CSC 697 GRADUATE INTERNSHIPfor
4 credit hours to satisfy the practicum requirement. These are the
steps: 1) Secure an internship with focus in analytics. 2) International
Students must obtain the appropriate practical training form and meet
with an advisor in the CDM Academic Center for approval.
(http://oiss.depaul.edu/Requests/Forms/index.asp) 3) Login to MyCDM and
click the “MyInternships” link on the left to start the course
- A student who has made an original contribution to the area (typically, through work done by CSC 695 MASTER'S RESEARCH)
may choose to complete a Master's Thesis. The student and the student's
research advisor should form a Master's Thesis Committee of 3 faculty.
The student will need to submit to the committee a thesis detailing the
results of the research project. After a public defense, the committee
will decide whether to accept the thesis. In that case, the student will
be allowed to register for the 0 credit hour course CSC 698 MASTER'S THESIS and the transcript will show the thesis title as the course topic.