is Data Mining?
statistical techniques and software, data mining is the search
for significant patterns and trends in large databases. This
provides information crucial to helping businesses and
industries improve products, marketing, sales, and customer
service. With a CCSU Master's degree in data mining, you'll be
in high demand as employers look for experts to make sense of
ever-increasing mountains of information.
are the Applications of Data Mining?
of data mining include fraud detection, credit card scoring and
personal profile marketing. Skillful interpretation of data can
enhance customer relations, direct marketing, trend analysis,
financial market forecasting and international criminal
investigations. Web mining, through which data is analyzed from
the Web, helps business understand customer "click-
stream" behavior online.
a Degree in Data Mining?
master's degree program takes a comprehensive approach to
training practitioners of the future. It focuses on statistical
methodology, machine learning and business intelligence.
choose CCSU for a Master's Degree in Data Mining?
First, only CCSU
offers a master's degree program in data mining through the
convenience of online learning. Class is as close as your
computer, whether in Connecticut or Calcutta, Boston or Beijing.
Classes are available online, 24/7, through the Connecticut
State University System's virtual classroom, OnlineCSU.
the data mining faculty have broad experience and strong
expertise in data mining, text mining, web mining, statistics,
genomics/proteomics, and online teaching. For example the
faculty have so far published three books on data mining, with
two more in the pipeline.
the program is affordable. With the high demand for data-mining
expertise, you’ll discover that the tuition is an excellent
investment in your future.
the program is "hands-on" and very applied. You will learn
data mining by doing data mining, using some of the most
powerful and widespread software available.
is required, and how do I learn more?
Applicants must hold a
bachelor's degree and be accepted into the CCSU Graduate Studies
Program. To learn more about applying to the Graduate Studies
Program, please visit Grad
it true that all courses are online?
Yes, all core and elective courses are fully
online. One prerequisite course (Stat 315) is also online.
Do I ever have to come to CCSU's
For coursework the answer is no, you never have to come to our
campus. However, candidates for the Master's degree in
data mining will need to appear at the
CCSU campus to give a talk on their master's thesis, usually during the
last semester of study. Exceptions
to this policy will be considered but require approval of the
Chair of the Mathematical Sciences Department.
I transfer courses?
Students can transfer up to 9 credits, as long
as those credits were not used toward a degree at another
Does the Master's Degree in Data Mining require a thesis?
Yes, the M.S. degree does require a thesis,
which is called the Plan A capstone in the Graduate Catalog.
Look under the Mathematical Sciences subsection in the School of
Arts and Sciences section for more details. The Graduate
Certificate in Data Mining, however, has no thesis nor
am an international student, and the Grad School application
says that I must submit a Declaration
of Finance form. But I read somewhere that data mining
students are exempt. What is the policy?
students applying to the online Master of Science program in
Data Mining are NOT required to submit a Declaration of
am an international student, but have an undergraduate degree
from a school in the United State. Do I still need to
submit a TOEFL score?
No. We would waive the TOEFL requirement
based on the student fulfilling their English requirements
through the Bachelor's degree here in the US.