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2010-2011 Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science and Information Systems (Master of Science)


Program Requirements.

Computer Science Concentration.  The Computer Science concentration consists of 30 credit hours.

  1. Core courses (12 credits).
    CSC 535 - Advanced Computer Networking.  (3)
    CSC 565 - Computer System Architecture.  (3)
    CSC 575 - Algorithm and Complexity Analysis.  (3)
    CSC 582 - Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications.  (3) 
  2. Four additional 500-level 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.
    Non-Thesis Option. Six additional credits in elective graduate-level CSC and CIS courses and satisfactory performance on the Master’s level exit examination.

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 courses.

  1. Core courses (6 credits).  Two from:
    CSC 535 - Advanced Computer Networking.  (3)
    CSC 565 - Computer System Architecture.  (3)
    CSC 575 - Algorithm and Complexity Analysis.  (3)
    CSC 582 - Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications.  (3)
  2. Computer science/information systems/management courses (18 credits).
    1. CIS 510  or MGT 581  depending on student’s desired focus towards Computer or Management Information Systems (3 credits).
    2. Three from: (9 credits)
      CIS 520 - Knowledge Management in Information Systems.  (3)
      CIS 530 - Information Storage and Retrieval.  (3)
      CIS 550 - Decision Support Systems.  (3)
      CSC 549 - Ethics and Security Management.  (3)
      CSC 580 - Advanced Software Engineering.  (3) 
    3. Two from:  (6 credits)
      MGT 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis.  (3)
      MGT 521 - Accounting for Managers.  (3)
      MGT 531 - Marketing Management.  (3)
      MGT 545 - Innovation Management/Entrepreneurship.  (3)
      MGT 551 - Business Economics.  (3)
      MGT 571 - Operations Management.  (3) 
  3. 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.
    Non-Thesis Option. Six additional credits in elective graduate-level CSC and CIS courses and satisfactory performance on the Master’s level exit examination.

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.