The program of study consists 36 credits (12 three-credit courses)

  • Core Courses 15 credits

  • Concentration Courses 12 credits

  • Electives 6 credits

  • Capstone 3 credits

  • Total 36 credits

Core Courses

The purpose of the core coursework is to enhance a student’s level of technical, managerial, research, and communication skills. All candidates are required to complete the 15 credit foundation  requirement.

  • IT 507 Object Oriented Programming

  • IT 511 Database Management 

  • IT 526 Data Communication Networks

  • IT 532 Systems Analysis and Design

  • IT 546 Ethical and Social Issues

Areas of Concentration

The concentration course requirement provides the student with the opportunity for learning advanced technological and business concepts. Candidates are required to complete 12 credits towards satisfying the concentration requirement. 

Data Analytics (select four):

  • IT 513 Data Mining and Visualization

  • IT 541 Decision Support Systems

  • IT 553 Statistical Analysis and Predictive Modeling

  • IT 562 Data Analytics

Digital Forensics (select four):

  • CJ 536 Digital Investigation and Evidence Collection

  • CJ 537 Forensic Acquisition and Analysis

  • CJ 538 Network and Cloud Forensics

  • CJ 539 Advanced Digital Forensics

Healthcare Information Management (select four):

  • IT 541 Decision Support Systems

  • IT 562 Data Analytics

  • IT 580 Introduction to Health Care Information Technologies

  • HC 503 Legal Aspects of Health Systems Management

  • HC 504 Issues in Quality Management for Health Care Systems

  • HC 508 Management of Information and Communication Technologies in Health Care Systems

  • NU 538 Health Informatics, Quality and Safety

Cyber Security (select four):

  • IT 525 IT Security

  • IT 528 Wireless Technology Management

  • IT 545 Cyber Security Management

  • IT 515 Vulnerability Assessment

  • IT 573 Cryptography

Project Management (select four):

  • PM 501 Project Management Essentials

  • PM 506 Scope and Cost Management 

  • PM 507 Risk Management 

  • PM 508 Contract Management 

  • PM 509 Integrating Quality into your Project Methodologies 

  • PM 510 Advanced Project Management

Elective Courses - 2 courses

The 6 credit elective course requirement is designed to further enhance the career goal or the interest of the candidate. Students may select two additional MSIS courses.

Capstone Course

The capstone course requirement is a demonstration of the student’s ability to successfully complete a comprehensive and independent work by selecting and completing a project or design. Alternatively, the student may elect to complete an independent thesis on some contemporary research topic. Such thesis may 
cover 3 or 6 credit hours. In the latter case the number of electives will be reduced to 3 credits.

Learning Outcomes

Students upon graduation should demonstrate:

  • a breadth and depth of knowledge in advanced information systems topics, critical thinking and analysis.

  • a proficiency in the use of advanced technologies appropriate to the field of information science.

  • an understanding and respect for information systems and its relationship to other disciplines.

  • the ability to communicate oral and written information systems concepts on an expert level.

  • the capability to use the information science methodologies to solve problems in real-world scenarios.

  • a mindful awareness and practice of ethical, moral and social uses of technology.

  • preparedness for an industry position in information systems.

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