While most of us might have a clear picture of what we want to pursue for our MS, it is also important to keep ourselves abreast of the current promising courses abroad and their scope. Recently, a webinar on ‘Popular Courses & Best Universities for Spring 2019’ conducted by Galvanize Test Prep explored the top ten emerging Majors of the year. The insights into these courses pertaining to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) streams proved to be helpful to the aspirants. Take a peek at the courses:

11. Database Administration

Database administration is a field where specialized softwares are built to store and organize data. A database administrator is expected to maintain a successful database. Responsibilities of a DBA include designing, implementing, maintaining and establishing a robust database system

Universities that offer MS in DBA:

  1. Arizona State University
  2. Colorado Technical University
  3. Southern New Hampshire University
  4. Texas State Technical College, West Texas
  5. Louisiana Tech Universit

10. Computer Network Architecture

Network architecture is concerned with the design of an effective communication network. It deals with the allocation of tasks among computers in a network.  A Network architect designs and builds an effective data communication framework including Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and  Intranets.  He/ she  must also possess an in depth knowledge about the organization’s business plan so as to achieve their goals.

Universities that offer MS in Computer Network:

  1. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  2. University of Westminster – Faculty of Science and Technology
  3. Warsaw University of Technology
  4. Suny Polytechnic Institute
  5. St. Mary’s University

09. Environmental Engineering & Technology

Environmental Engineering is where public health and environmental needs meet. An Environmental engineer uses the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems and their impact on people. They work to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, water treatment and air pollution control.

Universities that offer MS in Environmental Engineering :

  1. University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
  2. University of Technology Sydney
  3. Clarkson University Graduate School
  4. Northern Arizona University
  5. Youngstown State University (YSU)

08. Web Development

Web development is a broad term for the activities related to website functionalities development for the Internet. It is different from Web Designing which is more graphic in nature. Nowadays, there are a lot of businesses and services with competitive websites. Thus, it is necessary to develop websites that have excellent user interface and are search engine-friendly. A web developer codes and designs a unique website and is in high demand.

Universities that offer MS in Web Development:

    1.Boston University

    2.University of Denver

    3.Arizona State University

    4.Marquette University

    5.Southern New Hampshire University

07. Information Technology Management

IT management is the discipline whereby all of the information technology resources of a firm are managed in accordance with its needs and priorities. An IT manager manages the overall performance of a company’s electronic networks and leads the IT department in fulfilling the organization’s information systems requirements.

Universities that offer MS in Information Technology Management:

  1. University of Maryland
  2. Florida State University
  3. University at Buffalo
  4. Arizona State University
  5. University of Washington

06. Software Development

Software Development is the process of computer programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications resulting in a software product. A software developer follows the development process, including the research, design, programming, and testing of the computer software.

Universities that offer MS in Software Development:

  1. Boston University
  2. Carnegie Mellon University
  3. Illinois State University
  4. Rochester Institute of Technology
  5. University of Washington

05. Information Security Analysis / Cyber Security

Cyber security has become the need of the hour in today’s world. A cyber security risk analyst identifies the gaps in the organization’s critical risk areas and determines actions to close those gaps. Security Engineering is a specialized field of engineering that focuses on the security aspects in the design of systems. It fortifies the system to robustly deal with the possible sources of disruption, ranging from natural disasters to malicious acts.

Universities that offer MS in Cyber Security:

  1. Georgia Institute of Technology
  2. George Mason University
  3. Northeastern University     
  4. University at Buffalo
  5. University of Texas

04. Computer Systems Analysis

Computer Systems Analysis is the application of computer science and critical thinking to help businesses and their computer systems run more efficiently. Computer Systems Analysts design and develop new hardware and software systems, according to the company specifications.

Universities that offer MS in Computer Systems Analysis:

  1. Binghamton University
  2. Temple University
  3. Stevens Institute of Technology
  4. DePaul University
  5. Arizona State University

03. Statistics

The increasing importance of big data opens the doors for further research in Statistics. Statistics is the branch of Mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. A Statistician uses statistical methods to collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.

Universities that offer MS in Statistics:

  1. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  2. Georgetown University – Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  3. Washington State University
  4. Colorado State University
  5. Pennsylvania State University

02. Computational Science

Computational science or Scientific Computing lies at the intersection of Computer Science Mathematics and Science. It is another rapidly growing multidisciplinary area of study that uses advanced computing capabilities and techniques to solve various real world problems. Computational scientists use high-performance computers to advance the state-of-the-art in their respective applied disciplines, Physics, chemistry or Social Sciences and conduct experiments that are otherwise hazardous or too expensive.

Universities that offer MS in Computational Science:

  1. Stanford University.
  2. Carnegie Mellon University.
  3. Johns Hopkins University.
  4. Columbia University.
  5. University of Pennsylvania.

01. Data Science and Data Analysis

Data Science, also known as data-driven science, is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms; structured or unstructured, which is similar to data mining.

Universities that offer MS in Data Science:

  1. Columbia University.
  2. New York University.
  3. Carnegie Mellon University.
  4. Georgia Institute of Technology
  5. Northwestern University.

Watch the recording here to get acquainted with more courses and the best universities to pursue them.



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