Computer Science and Information Systems (Master of Science)

Program Requirements.

Computer Science Concentration.  The Computer Science concentration consists of 30 credit hours.  Students will be limited to a maximum of 9 credit hours each semester.

  1. Core courses (12 credits).
    CSC 535 - Advanced Computer Networking. 
    CSC 565 - Computer System Architecture. 
    CSC 575 - Algorithm and Complexity Analysis. 
    CSC 582 - Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications.   
  2. Four additional 500-level CSC or CIS courses, with a minimum of 6 credits in CSC courses. (12 credits).
  3. Completion of one of the following options (6 credits).
    Thesis Option. Six additional credits (CSC 595 , CSC 596 ) in thesis research, consisting of a research project with a final thesis paper and an oral defense.  Note: No independent study courses are allowed toward program requirements under the thesis option.
    Non-Thesis Option. Six additional credits in elective graduate-level CSC courses and satisfactory performance on the Master’s level exit examination.  Note: At most one independent study course is allowed toward program requirements under the non-thesis option. 

Information Systems Concentration.  The Information Systems concentration requires a total of 30 credit hours consisting of a blend of computer science, information systems, and management or health profession courses.  Students will be limited to a maximum of 9 credit hours each semester amongst all of these course designations.

  1. Core courses (6 credits).  Two from:
    CSC 535 - Advanced Computer Networking. 
    CSC 565 - Computer System Architecture. 
    CSC 575 - Algorithm and Complexity Analysis. 
    CSC 582 - Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications.  
  2. Three additional courses (9 credits).  From: 
    CSC 549 - Ethics and Security Management. 
    CSC 580 - Advanced Software Engineering. 
    CIS 500-level courses excluding CIS 510 - Information Systems.   
  3. One of the following track options (9 credits).

    Business Information Systems Track.

    1.  CIS 510 - Information Systems.  or MGT 581 - Management Information Systems. , depending on student’s desired focus towards Computer or Management Information systems (3cr.).
    2.  Two additional courses (6 credits).  From:
         MGT 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis.  
         ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers.  
         MKT 531 - Marketing Management.  
         MGT 545 - Innovation Management/Entrepreneurship.  
         FIN 551 - Business Economics.  
         MGT 571 - Operations Management.  

    Health Information Systems Track.
    1.  CIS 510 - Information Systems.  or PHS 567 - Health Information Management. , depending on student’s desired focus towards Computer Information Systems Development or Health    Information Systems Management (3 cr.).
    2.  Two additional courses (6 credits).  From:
         PHS 501 - Public Health Administration and Policy.  
         HCR 509 - Healthcare Strategic Planning.  
         HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care.  
         HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care.  
      
  4. Completion of one of the following options (6 credits).
    Thesis Option. Six additional credits (CIS 595 , CIS 596 ) in thesis research, consisting of a research project with a final thesis paper and an oral defense.  Note: No independent study courses are allowed toward program requirements under the thesis option.
    Non-Thesis Option. Six additional credits in elective graduate-level CSC and CIS courses, excluding CIS 510 , and satisfactory performance on the Master’s level exit examination.  Note: At most one independent study course is allowed toward program requirements under the non-thesis option. 

Transfer of Credit

With approval of the CSIS Graduate Committee, students may transfer in, or elect as a graduate non-candidate for degree (NCFD), up to six credits of graduate-level courses in computer science and information systems.

 

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