The Marquette University Board of Trustees approved six new graduate level programs in December to begin in the 2019-20 academic year:
M.S. in Criminal Justice Data Analytics
The 30-credit interdisciplinary program unites Marquette’s Data Science program with the Criminology and Law Studies major. This program provides an intersection between computer science training and criminal justice functions necessary for preparing graduates to be successful and impactful as data analysts working in governmental and non-profit agencies. The key feature of this program is a unique focus on ethical considerations of collecting, managing, and analyzing large data sets to make evidence-driven decisions in criminal justice and beyond.
Criminal Justice Data Analytics is offered in a hybrid format, with some courses available online. The program can be completed full-time in two years or part-time in three years.
M.S. in Sports and Exercise Analytics
The 33-credit interdisciplinary program unites Marquette’s Data Science and Exercise Science programs, preparing students to become successful data analysts working in fields such as collegiate and professional sports teams, the wearable or sports software industries and human performance laboratories. The program will work collaboratively with Athletics to address specific questions regarding elite athletic performance.
Sports and Exercise Analytics is offered in a hybrid format, with some courses available online. The program can be completed full-time in two years or part-time in three years.
Master in Management
The core curriculum of the Master in Management focuses on leadership, change management and human capital management processes that will help organizations through change and transform them for the better. The electives offered allow students to align their education with their career goals.
The program offers 50 percent of its courses online and 50 percent in person. Students can attend the program full- or part-time. Most full-time students will be able to complete the program in just two years.
Master of Science in Accounting Analytics
This 30/31-credit M.S.A.A. has been designed to be completed in one year for full-time students. Since most students are full-time, most classes will be offered during the day. Part-time studies are also available. This program is STEM designated.
Ph.D. in Computer Science
The Ph.D. program in computer science prepares students for careers in research, industry, research laboratories and higher education. The program allows students to tailor coursework based on their interests and strengths. The program places emphasis on students contributing to applied research in computer science.
The key features of this program include the interdisciplinary research opportunities in various research areas such as bioinformatics, data science, health informatics and computer education. Faculty work collaboratively, engaging with other colleges and departments at Marquette, other institutions in the area and with the Northwestern Data Science Institute.
The program includes 45 credits of coursework and 12 dissertation credits. Student will be able to complete the program on a full-time basis in four to five years.
M.S. in Health Care Administration
The M.S. in Health Care Administration (HCA) is an interdisciplinary collaboration among the College of Business Administration, the College of Nursing and the College of Communication. The program is a unique blend of online courses and full-day immersion experiences. Every semester, students complete two classes online and meet in person for a two-day event on campus. Most full-time students will be able to complete the program in two years.
Specialization in Health Systems Leadership
This specialization falls under both the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice. It has been renamed and revamped. The new title better aligns the program with the industry. Program changes include enhanced contemporary content in a rapidly changing health care industry, an inter-professional approach to learning and an online learning model to accommodate busy schedules of working professionals.
This synergistic cohort model was co-created by the College of Nursing and the Graduate School of Management. Nursing graduate students and health care administration graduate students will take nine courses, learning together and enhancing their understanding of emerging collaborations within the industry.
In addition, nursing students will take two additional courses focus on master’s in nursing essentials plus a final course that includes clinical hours.
There will be two immersion days per semester, which will include program-specific time and time for the two groups to learn together.