Want to build the foundation for big data generation?

The Master of Data Science and Data Engineering—Data Engineering Option focuses on building infrastructure and architecture for data generation. Students benefit from a balanced focus on theory and application while using state-of-the-art technologies related to the next generation of big data applications.

Accelerator Admission Details

Direct MAP Advanced MAP
GPA 3.5 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees A 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university in one of the following: Computer Science, Software Engineering, or IT.
Available Entry Fall Fall

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP students must have a background in all of the following areas:

  • C, C++, Java
  • Data Structures
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Discrete Structures
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Organization
  • Software Design

Sample Coursework

  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning

Progression details

Direct MAP Advanced MAP
Credits earned towards degree 9 6
Progression requirements Not applicable 3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B

Total credit hours required for degree: 30

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct MAP
1 semester
Advanced MAP
1 semester
Tuition cost1 $15,710 $17,300

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to engineer your exciting future?

The Master of Data Science and Engineering—Data Engineering Option program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career—apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.