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.
|Core Courses (12 hours)|
|MCIS||5103||Advanced Programming Concepts|
|MCIS||5133||Data Base Management Systems|
|Choose 18 hours 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||6123||Decision Support Systems|
|MCIS||6133||User Interface Implementation|
|MCIS||6143||Web Application and Web Services|
|MCIS||6243||Wireless and Mobile Security*|
|MCIS||6223||Risk Analysis and Infrastructure*|
|*Required for emphasis in Cyber Security and Information Assurance|