2018-2019 Bulletin 
    
    Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Bulletin

Information Systems & Technology, MS


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees & Certificates

The Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology (MSIS) offers a distinct blend of practical application and theoretical focus. The curriculum has been designed to provide technical and managerial knowledge, valuable for students intending to go into practice or to transition into a doctoral program.  The program’s design welcomes students with or without a background in information technology.

Admission requirements are available in the Admission  section of the Bulletin.

Degree Requirements

Units.  A total of 36 units are required.

Required Courses.  Required courses consist of Competency Courses, Core Courses, Concentration Courses, and Elective Courses.

  • Competency Courses do not count toward the 36 units required for the MS and are in Programming, Introductory Databases, and Basic Stats (for students who choose the Data Science and Analytics concentration).
  • Core Courses (12 units): IST 302 - Databases, IST 303 - Software Development, and IST 304 - Communications and Networking
  • Concentration Courses (12-24 units): Students completing the MSIS online must complete the required coursework (24 units total) for both the Data Science and Analytics concentration and the IT Strategy and Innovation concentration.  Students completing the MSIS on campus must complete the required coursework (12 units) for at least one concentration.  See below for available concentrations.
  • Elective Courses (up to 12 units): Students completing the MSIS on-campus may choose to complete up to 12 units of elective courses.

Transfer Credit.  The University’s policy on transfer credit  applies. For the MSIS, up to 4 units of previous graduate coursework may be transferred. 

University Policies.  University policies detailed in the Academic Policies  section of the Bulletin apply.

Concentration: Data Science and Analytics


This concentration requires 12 units of coursework and is available to students enrolled in the the MS in Information Systems and Technology online and on-campus.

Courses:

IST 340 - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

IST 344 - Data Analytics and Information Visualization

IST 346 - Data warehouse design and implementation for business intelligence

Concentration: IT Strategy and Innovation


This concentration requires 12 units of coursework and is available to students enrolled in the the MS in Information Systems and Technology online and on-campus.

Courses:

IST 326 - Design Methods and Tools

IST 321 - The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age

IST 327 - Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Concentration: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


This concentration requires 12 units of relevant coursework and is available to students enrolled in the the MS in Information Systems on-campus.

Courses:

IST 370 - Geographic Information Systems: Essential Concepts

IST 371 - Introduction to GIS Solution Development

IST 372 - Advanced GIS Solution Development

Concentration: Cybersecurity and Networking


This concentration requires 12 units of relevant coursework and is available to students enrolled in the the MS in Information Systems on-campus.

Courses:

IST 350 - Cryptography & Computer Security

IST 351 - Cyber Security Risk Management

IST 352 - Advanced Networking

Concentration: Health Informatics


This concentration requires 12 units of relevant coursework and is available to students enrolled in the the MS in Information Systems on-campus.

Courses:

IST 380 - Introduction to Health Informatics

IST 381 - Persuasive Technologies

IST 382 - Health Geoinformatics

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees & Certificates