Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved two new degrees on Friday (Dec. 4) that will be offered beginning Fall 2022.
The new Master of Science degree in applied geospatial analytics will be offered online and is designed for working professionals who find it difficult to undertake an on-campus program. The interdisciplinary master’s program will combine Purdue Polytechnic’s strengths in applied data analytics with the Brian Lamb School of Communication’s strengths in strategic communication management and the College of Agriculture’s strengths in spatial data science.
The new PhD in computer and information technology will provide expanded opportunities for research, both within the academic community and with external research partners. The program will support both goals in both the Polytechnic Institute and its Department of Computer and Information Technology to increase domestic and international graduate student populations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations that design new approaches to technology and find innovative uses for existing technology are projected to grow by 15% by 2029.