Students are required to complete 30 credits corresponding to 10 graduate courses.

To provide a common background in the fundamentals of information systems, the following core courses, which constitute the technical body of knowledge for the program, are required of all students. Students with strong academic background in mathematical foundations of computer science may have CS 530 Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science substituted for another elective course at the discretion of the program director.

Five core courses (15 credits)are required of all MS in Information Systems graduates:

  • CS 530 Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
  • CS 550 Database Systems
  • INFS 612 Principles and Practices of Communication Networks
  • INFS 622 Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • INFS 740 Database Programming for the World Wide Web

In addition to the core courses, students may choose an emphasis within the program by taking five courses from one of the following emphasis areas: database management, data mining, electronic commerce, software engineering, knowledge management, and information security and assurance.

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