The doctoral program offers a course of study that emphasizes a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Doctoral candidates are required to complete six doctoral-level courses (18 semester hours); 6 semester hours in a formal research seminar; and 12 semester hours of dissertation work. In the second year (or equivalent), doctoral candidates participate in an informal, non-credit (but required) research symposium to provide exposure to current and interesting research in the student’s field(s) of interest and industry needs, seeking trends for research and innovation.
The program educational goals are as follows
Will have applied diverse data science methodologies using a scientific process individually or in teams to provide impactful insights from large sets of data.
Will have used effective communications to explain insights from analytical processes on data to diverse audiences.
Will have grown professional through self-study, continuing education, and professional development.
Program Student Outcomes
Identify and assess the opportunities, needs, and constraints for data usage.
Conduct independent research at a level appropriate for expanding the body of knowledge in the data science domain.
Make clear and insightful analyses changing direction quickly as required by these analyses
Measure, evaluate, and explain the level of quality of a dataset and determine/develop a plan to improve the quality
Teamwork and Collaboration
Work effectively in a team to develop data analytic solutions
Ethical Decision Making
Recognize and analyze ethical issues related to intellectual property, data security, integrity, and privacy
Communicate clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences
The Promise of Panama
Standing as a gateway between North and South America, Panama is uniquely situated to bring economic and educational opportunities to the greater Latin American region. The regional population has demonstrated a strong interest in learning valuable skills and gaining knowledge that will lift them to a higher career path with a brighter future. With higher education, not only the individual but also the entire community becomes more prosperous.
For this reason, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has been in negotiations with the City of Knowledge, Panama, to bring a campus to their location, a site already known as a center of education, research, and development. Taught by HU professors from the U.S., the new Panama campus will initially offer a Master of Science in Analytics degree, which will be delivered in a hybrid of online and on-campus classes in Panama. The campus will also offer a range of professional development opportunities to benefit the local communities. With the opening of Harrisburg University’s Panama campus, students can advance their education without leaving Latin America.
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