Angelo State University adds two new masters programs
SAN ANGELO, TX – Angelo State University has added two new master’s programs – a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science and a Master of Public Health (MPH) – and both are now enrolling students for courses that will begin this fall. semester.
The MSc in Computer Science is offered by the Computer Science Department at ASU College of Science and Engineering. It offers an indispensable graduate program and career path for students and professionals in IT and related fields, such as cybersecurity, information technology, science, mathematics and engineering, to meet the growing labor demands of Texas and the country in these areas. .
“There has never been a greater need for IT and cybersecurity professionals,” said Dr Don Topliff, Rector of ASU and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We therefore continue ASU’s long tradition of delivering academic programs that help meet the needs of society and also give our graduates opportunities to immediately begin important and rewarding careers. The addition of the MSc in Computer Science, as well as the MPH degree, also directly reflects our core values of ‘importance’ and ‘community’.
The MSc in Computer Science program comprises 30 credit hours and can be completed either totally online or in a hybrid on-campus / online format. Students in the program will study systems and products, develop skills in the assessment and application of technological advancements, and gain communication and collaboration skills in the IT field. Upon graduation, they will have in-depth research, analysis and implementation skills for computer software design and development.
The MPH degree is offered by the Department of Health Sciences Professions at the Archer College of Health and Human Services at ASU. It will prepare students to become practitioners, researchers and teachers capable of performing public health functions at local, state, national and international levels. The degree program consists of 42 credit hours and is delivered entirely online.
“The field of public health is constantly evolving in response to the needs of communities,” Topliff said. “To identify and respond to these needs, the world needs public health professionals to research problems affecting public health, implement treatments and interventions, and influence public health policies. Our MPH graduates will be at the forefront of these efforts.
Graduates of the MPH program will be prepared for a wide variety of career options in the broad field of public health, including epidemiology, statistics, community health, program management, health education, environmental sciences, survey research, medical records management, nutrition and health services management, among others. They will also be eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and / or the Certified Public Health (CPH) exam.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 100,000 new public health jobs are expected by 2022. ASU graduates can expect to find employment in government agencies, institutions and institutions. education, healthcare, managed care organizations, business and nonprofit organizations.
With the addition of the two new degrees, ASU now offers 48 bachelor’s degrees, 28 master’s degrees and one doctorate. More details are available at angelo.edu/academics.