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STEM (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a challenging but rewarding field of study that can lead to many career opportunities. In the 2020-2021 academic year, more than 145,000 students earned master’s degrees in the STEM fields, making it an increasingly popular field of study for today’s college students. 

As a master’s student, you’ll get access to cutting-edge research, networking opportunities, professional development, and more. Earning a master’s degree in STEM can lead to new career opportunities with higher earning potentials and allow you to make a positive societal impact. 

Here are some of the STEM master’s programs we currently offer:

Master in Big Data Analytics 

Big data might be a good fit if you are passionate about numbers, statistics, and analysis. With the employment rate expected to grow 35% by 2032, now is the prime time to immerse yourself in big data analytics. 

You can complete our master’s in big data analytics program online in just 16 months. Through the program, you’ll get to study topics like: 

  • Database theory and applications 
  • Computational linguistics 
  • Statistics and probability
  • Machine learning engineering
  • GIS and data visualization 
  • Enterprise-level database management 

After earning your degree, you will be able to analyze big data applications with programming tools and lead your organization to collect, analyze, and model data for various applications to guide decision-making processes. You will be ready to work in industries ranging from bioinformatics to digital humanities. 

Master in Computer Engineering 

If you’re interested in mobile technology, problem-solving, and potentially working for a tech start-up, then our master’s in computer engineering may be the perfect fit for you. With more than 4,500 projected job openings annually for the next decade, now is the time to take your education to the next level. 

Our online master’s in computer engineering program covers relevant topics throughout the 18-month course. You’ll learn about topics like: 

  • Machine learning 
  • Computer networks 
  • Database and web programming 
  • Embedded operating systems 
  • Advanced object-oriented design and programming
  • Algorithm analysis and design 
  • Optimization 
  • High-speed networks 
  • Wireless sensor networks 
  • VLSI testing 

You will be prepared to work in both hardware and software engineering upon completing your master’s program. Earning your master’s degree will open doors to large firms and specialized careers. 

Master in Electrical Engineering 

Whether you are looking for a higher earning potential, specialization, or research opportunities, our online master’s in electrical engineering program can offer you all three. In addition to being financially rewarding with a median annual salary of $103,320, experts expect the industry to grow 5% in the next eight years

You can complete the program in 18 months entirely online. Some of the topics you’ll cover include: 

  • Stochastic signals and systems 
  • Power systems 
  • Computer networks 
  • Digital communications 
  • Renewable energy 
  • Coding theory 

Upon completion of the program, you will have an advanced understanding of theories, systems, and designs necessary for electrical engineering. Through partnerships with SDG&E and NAVWAR, you will gain connections to San Diego’s military community and promising careers.  

Master in Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science 

Simply put, public health is protecting and improving the health of people and communities. Whether you’re interested in protecting the community in education, nonprofits, or even corporate settings, our online master’s of public health can help you reach your goals. 

You can earn your degree in 20 months online and predominantly asynchronously. You’ll study topics such as: 

  • Health promotion program planning 
  • Theoretical foundations of health promotion
  • Epidemiology 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Health communication

After completing the program, you will be able to identify determinants of health-related behaviors and disparities, evaluate health promotion programs, and use data to assess and improve the population’s health. 

Master in Public Health in Epidemiology 

Our online master’s of public health in epidemiology may be a perfect fit if you’re passionate about public health and how diseases spread. Experts predict a 27% growth rate by 2032 for epidemiologists, making it the right time to earn your degree. 

You can earn your degree in 20 months online and predominantly asynchronously. You’ll cover similar topics as our master’s of public health in health promotion and wellness. You’ll be ready to work and lead in settings like: 

  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations 
  • Education
  • Data analysis 
  • Scientific research and development 
  • Pharmaceutical companies 
  • Hospitals and clinics

Once you earn your degree, you’ll be ready to conduct epidemiological research, understand risk factors and disease screening principles, identify biases and methods to reduce them, and critically review scientific literature.