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The MSIS program is a 30-36 hour program designed to provide expertise in key areas of information systems. The structure of the program allows you to choose coursework that brings you closer to your career goals in application development, information security(ISEC), business intelligence or management of the information technology (IT) function.

An undergraduate degree in business is not required to join the MSIS program. However, students without an undergraduate degree in business, will be required to take an additional semester of coursework titled Business Foundations.

Students earn 12 hours of academic credit after successfully completing the Business Foundation courses, bringing the total hours in the program to 42-48 for those students who are required to take Business Foundations. Please see the Business Foundations website for more information on these courses.

Career Options

The program can lead to careers in areas such as systems and data analysis, systems design, client/server applications development, system implementation, systems integration, global information systems, telecommunications and networks, information and cyber security, or business process re-engineering.

Program Length & Degree Plans

The flexible nature of the program curriculum allows you to choose course offerings that enhance the skills you wish to develop. The number of course hours depends on if you elect to complete a thesis and whether Business Foundations is required.

If you desire to pursue a PhD, the thesis option is an opportunity to build a competitive resume by conducting original research.

  • Non-Thesis Option
    • 24 hours of MIS/ISEC Courses
    • 12 hours of electives (may include additional MIS/ISEC courses)
    • 12 hours of Business Foundations (required for non-business undergraduates)
  • Thesis Option
    • 18 hours of MIS/ISEC courses
    • 6 hours of electives (may include additional MIS/ISEC courses)
    • 6 hours, Thesis
    • 12 hours of Business Foundations (required for non-business undergraduates)

Degree Plan and Course Offering

REQUIREMENT 36 HOURS
I. MIS/ISEC Courses
Required Courses 18 hours
ISEC 5305 Seminar in Information Security Foundations
MIS 5335 Information Systems Analysis & Design
MIS 5340 Database Management Systems
MIS 5355 Management of Information Systems
Two of the following programming courses:
MIS 5315 .Net Systems Development
MIS 5317 Seminar in Java Development
MIS 5301 Seminar in Object Oriented Business Programming
Equivalent coursework from undergraduate degree can satisfy above requirements allowing additional elective credit
Choose 2 MIS/ISEC electives from the following: 6 hours
ISEC 5310 Cyber Security Human Factors
ISEC 5320 Cyber Security Technology Factors
ISEC 5330 Information Assurance Planning and Management
ISEC 5340 Cyber Warfare, Threats, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
MIS 5331 Project Management
MIS 5342 Business Intelligence
MIS 5343 Data Visualization
MIS 5345 Decision Making Using Excel
MIS 5346 Data Warehousing
MIS 5V95 Internship in Information Systems (Required if less than 2 years work experience)
MIS 5V98 Mobile Application Development
II. Additional Electives
Choose 4 business classes from outside of MIS/ISEC or additional courses from MIS/ISEC (suggested business courses below): 12 hours
ACC 5331 Fraud Examination
BL 5310 Cyberlaw
ECO 5V98 Data Science 1
FIN 5335 Seminar in Integrated Business Risk Management
MGT 5310 Management of Organizational Behavior
MGT 5340 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
MKT 5310 Marketing Strategy
MKT 5398 Global Business Development
PSC 5335 Seminar in National Security Decision Making
36 hours
REQUIREMENT 30 HOURS
I. MIS/ISEC Courses
Required Courses 18 hours
ISEC 5305 Seminar in Information Security Foundations
MIS 5335 Information Systems Analysis & Design
MIS 5340 Database Management Systems
MIS 5355 Management of Information Systems
Two of the following programming courses:
MIS 5315 .Net Systems Development
MIS 5317 Seminar in Java Development
MIS 5301 Seminar in Object Oriented Business Programming
Equivalent coursework from undergraduate degree can satisfy above requirements allowing additional elective credit
II. Thesis
Enroll in MIS 5V99. 6 hours
III. Electives
Choose 2 business classes from outside of MIS/ISEC or additional courses from MIS/ISEC (suggested business courses below): 6 hours
ACC 5331 Fraud Examination
BL 5310 Cyberlaw
FIN 5335 Seminar in Integrated Business Risk Management
MGT 5310 Management of Organizational Behavior MGT 5340 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
PSC 4395 Terrorism
PSC 5335 Seminar in National Security Decision Making
30 hours

MIS Courses

ISEC Courses

For additional electives outside the program, please coordinate with you advisor or consult the university Course Listings.

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