MS in Information Technology

Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed for current and aspiring professionals in charge of developing, implementing, operating, and managing information systems in a variety of organizations. Students in this program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in net-centric computing. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of the telecommunications, media, and information technology sectors.

Curriculum

A significant portion of the program is available online, and more courses are being added.

Features Common to all Programs

Overall, to achieve depth and breadth, Information Technology students must complete the following:

  • One (1) required course addressing ethical and social issues in the computing field.
  • Three (3) courses within one of the following tracks: Enterprise Information Management, Technology Management, Information Assurance, or Enterprise Networking.
  • Six (6) courses or 18 credits that do not need to be in any track. They can be any course in the general electives.

Note that you only need three courses in some track. There is no need to satisfy more than one track.

General Electives (18 Credits)

The elective course options are common for all programs, differing only in the total number of credits required.

Electives can be any COMP 400 level class or any CSIS class (courses actually taught in the Business School).

Students may take up to a maximum of 6 credit hours of COMP 490: Independent Project and/or COMP 499: Internship.

There are numerous options for independent study, including a programming project, research, or a service-oriented project.