Program Overview

In today’s data-driven world, the ability to analyze huge amounts of data is vital. This has created a new area of expertise and specialization for data scientists with advanced skills to propose solutions to issues related to big data analytics. The Doctor of Computer Science – Big Data Analytics at Colorado Technical University is designed to help develop leaders, data analysts, and data scientists in the use of tools and techniques to analyze distributed, unstructured data. This program builds on the foundations of a master’s degree and helps graduates prepare to become consultants, academics, or professionals and thought leaders in the field, as well as becoming scholars who are able to contribute to the body of knowledge.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Doctoral students are required to attend a two-and-a-half day residential symposium a minimum of four times during their enrollment in the program.

    • Interview with an admissions advisor
    • Complete the admissions application
    • Submit official transcript(s) from your Master’s program(s)
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Submit your résumé with 5+ years of experience and education history
    • Submit a brief essay (1800-3000 words)

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of MA, NJ, and NY.

    School Overview

    Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution of higher learning located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CTU offers a variety of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Established in 1965, Colorado Technical University began as a school that dealt primarily with training former military personnel in vocational and technical subjects. Today, CTU has grown into a much larger university with a wide variety of courses available to students. Colorado Technical University has a large online presence through their online degree programs. 

    Colorado Technical University offers programs in seven different schools of specialization including:

    • Business & Management
    • Engineering & Computer Science
    • Healthcare
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Project Management
    • Security Systems & Criminal Justice

    Within these schools, CTU offers several degree levels including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral.

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