Statement of Purpose
The Master of Science in Computer and Information Science is designed to reflect the ongoing changes in the computer science field. It will provide a solid foundation in computer hardware and software, systems design, communications, and project/team management skills, particularly in the networking environment. It will provide students the training and information for an enduring foundation needed for future professional growth. Specific career tracks anticipated for graduates include information system project management, system analyst and design or development specialist, data manager, and pre-Ph.D. and M.D. research assistant data managers.
Students should have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Students with a bachelor’s degree in other areas will be considered and may be required to take up to four undergraduate courses, determined by the advisor, from the following: CSCI 3063 High Level Language, CSCI 3103 Data Structures and Algorithms, CSCI 3703 Computer Architecture, and MATH 2033 Discrete Mathematics. No graduate credit is given for the completion of undergraduate courses.
Specific Degree Requirements
Each candidate for the Master of Science in Computer and Information Science degree must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework.
Four core courses:
|MCIS 5103||Advanced Programming Concepts|
|MCIS 5113||Web Technology|
|MCIS 5413||Web Programming|
|MCIS 5133||Database Management Systems|
Choose six from the following:
|MCIS 5003||Survey of Information Tech with Applications|
|MCIS 5013||The UNIX Operating System|
|MCIS 5153||Design and Analysis of Web- based Information System|
|MCIS 6153||Software Engineering|
|MCIS 6123||Decision Support Systems|
|MCIS 6133||User Interface Implementation|
|MCIS 6143||Web Application and Web Services|
|MCIS 6163||Computer Networking|
|MCIS 6173||Networking Security|
|MCIS 6183||Special Topics|