Seton Hall adds 3 new master’s programs that match emerging sectors

School to offer graduate degrees in fintech/data analytics, digital media and applied physics/engineering

In an effort to keep up with the times — and prepare its graduates for the future — Seton Hall University announced three new master’s programs, in fintech, digital media and applied physics.

Seton Hall officials said the courses add to the already-wide range of cutting-edge graduate programs designed to empower aspiring professionals with the cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge needed to succeed in emerging industries.

The programs, in response to the evolving job market, have been meticulously crafted to address specific demands, school officials said.

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, Seton Hall officials said the school is committed to providing innovative graduate programs that prepare students for the careers of tomorrow.

A look at the three new programs:

  • M.S. in Applied Physics and Engineering: To meet the demands of the 21st-century science, technology, engineering and math workforce, the College of Arts and Sciences is introducing this two-year program that aims to equip students with the knowledge and professional skills required to become indispensable contributors to society. By blending advanced applied physics with engineering fields such as nanoscience, quantum engineering, renewable energy research, condensed matter physics and material science, graduates will possess a diverse skill set that aligns with the needs of modern industries, the school feels. The graduates will be at the forefront of scientific research, technological innovation and solutions to some of the most pressing challenges, including global health, energy and climate.
  • M.S. in Financial Technology and Analytics: The Stillman School of Business understands the need to equip professionals with a unique blend of dynamic finance, data analytics and technology skills to meet the unprecedented growth in the fintech sector. Through a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum, students with a strong math and science background will gain expertise in the latest financial technologies, learn advanced data analytics techniques and develop critical problem-solving abilities, school officials said.
  • M.S. in Professional Communication and Digital Media: The accelerated, one-year program, offered by the emerging College of Human Development, Culture and Media, is tailored for individuals seeking to thrive in this rapidly evolving landscape. Students will immerse themselves in courses that cover digital communication strategies, media production, organizational communication and interpersonal communication, all informed by human-centered principles. By honing their skills in this comprehensive program, school officials feel graduates will be prepared to navigate the complexities of the digital media ecosystem and excel in a variety of roles, such as digital marketers, content creators, social media managers and communication specialists.

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