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.
The program can now be completed online, at least part-time, and with some decrease in available electives. Networking and security tracks may also be completed totally online and full-time. Students taking mostly regular face-to-face courses are also welcomed into online courses when they find that convenient. Most students complete the program full-time, taking mostly face-to-face courses.
Overall, to achieve depth and breadth, Information Technology students must complete the following:
Note that you only need three courses in some track. There is no need to satisfy more than one track.
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).
There are numerous options for independent study, including a programming project, research, or a service-oriented project.