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Computing & Info Sciences: Information Systems (Thesis) (Master of Science)

Program Description for Computing & Info Sciences

Major: Computing & Info Sciences Concentration: Information Systems (Thesis) Degree: Master of Science

Informational Text

Background preparation in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Information Systems is required for admission into the Masters program.

Conditions for the Masters:
1. All but one courses applied to the degree must be completed with a grade of 'B' or better. One course with a grade 'C' is accepted.
2. A minimum of 21 credit hours must be taken at the 6000- level in the School of Computing for the Thesis option.
3. No more than 6 credit hours taken outside of the School can be included in the degree.
4. No more than 9 credit hours of 5000-level courses can be applied to the degree.
5. No more than 6 credit hours of Directed Independent Study can be applied to the degree.
6. No more than 3 credit hours of Directed Independent Study can be supervised by the same professor.
7. GPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained. A GPA below 3.0 or a grade of 'C' in three courses results in automatic probation.
8. Directed Independent Study (CIS6900) and Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences (CIS6930) may be approved by the Graduate Director to substitue any of the program courses.
9. A student on probation who subsequently receives a 'C' is subject to suspension.
10. Receipt of a 'D' or 'F' grades results in suspension.
11. Students must declare thesis/non-thesis after completing 18 credit hours in the program.

Core Requirements (24 credits)

Includes 15 credit hours of Information Systems courses and 9 credit hours of Business courses.

CEN6016 Engineering of Software I (3 Credits)

CEN6017 Engineering of Software II (3 Credits)

CIS6913 Research Methods in Computing (3 Credits)

COP6711 Database Engineering/Administr (3 Credits)

ISM6021 Mgmt Information Technology (3 Credits)

MAN6785 E-Business Strategy (3 Credits)


MAR6726 Marketing on the Internet
MAN6875 Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital


CIS6516 Managing Software Projects & Personnel
MAN6026 Project Management

Thesis (6 credits)

Enroll in the Thesis course CIS 6970 for at least two successive terms. In order to enroll in the Thesis course, the student must obtain the approval of the Graduate Director and a Thesis Advisor. Upon satisfactory completion of the Thesis, the student defends the Thesis in an open presentation to the satisfaction of the student's Thesis Committee.

CIS6970 Thesis: Computer Science (3 Credits)