(30 Credits)

M.S. in Information Systems

IS Core Courses
IS 601Web Systems Development3
IS 663System Analysis and Design3
IS 631Enterprise Database Management3
IS 661User Experience Design3
IS 665Data Analytics for Info System3
IS 684Business Process Innovation3
Select one of the following Analytics courses:3
Information Retrieval
Transaction Mining and Fraud Detection
Web Mining
Electives and Specialization Areas 1
Select three of the following electives or 29
Select IS 700B and two of the following electives or
Select IS 701 and one of the following electives:
Data Analytics
Information Retrieval
Transaction Mining and Fraud Detection
Web Mining
Java Programming
Advanced Database System Design
Data Mining
Machine Learning
Applications of Database Systems
Advanced Machine Learning
Geographic Information System
Data Mining and Analysis
Analyzing Social Networks
Business Decision Making
Information System Principles
IT Service Management
Management Accounting
Corporate Finance I
Organizational Behavior
Decision Support Systems for Managers
Management Science
Management of Technology
Decision Analysis
Knowledge Management
Operations Research and Decision Making
Information Technology, Business and the Law
Forecasting Methods for Business Decisions
Competing in Global Markets
Internet Marketing Strategy
Healthcare Informatics
Elec. Medical Records: Med Terminologies and Comp. Imp.
Intro to Healthcare Systems
Healthcare Enterprise Systems
Healthcare Sys Perfor Modeling
Health Systems and Policy
Health Care Management
Healthcare Finance
User Experience Design
Customer Discovery 3
Pervasive Computing: An HCI Perspective
Social Media
Man-Machine Systems
Cognitive Engineering
Advanced Ergonomics
Elements of Visual Design
Advanced Information Design
Theory and Practice of Social Media
ELearning Design for Mobile
Security and Network Management
Information Systems Auditing
Computer Security Auditing
Forensic Auditing for Computing Security
Transaction Mining and Fraud Detection
Cryptography and Security
Security and Privacy in Computer Systems
Network Protocols Security
Counter Hacking Techniques
Data Communications
Computer Networks-Architectures, Protocols and Standards
Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols
Network Management and Security
Wireless Networks Security and Administration
Network Services Administration
Systems Analysis and Design
Customer Discovery
Requirements Engineering
Enterprise Architecture and Integration
Software Design and Production Methodology
Software Project Management
Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Software Architecture
Project Management
Project Control
Web Systems
Information Retrieval
Customer Discovery
Web Mining
Web Services and Middleware
Elements of Visual Design
Analyzing Social Networks
Content Management and Information Architecture
Build Your Own Specialization
Students may propose a coherent set of courses that have a common thread related to an area that you are interested in. The MS IS advisor approves the proposed specialization.
Total Credits30

Please consult the professor or academic advisor early to determine the best electives to support your work.


Students may optionally choose 2 or more courses from a single area, which will constitute a specialization. Students will choose 3 electives if taking the course-only option, 2 electives if taking IS 700B Master's Project, or 1 elective if taking IS 701B Master's Thesis. We strongly encourage students to design and conduct a Master Project or Master Thesis with an Informatics professor. If you are considering a Project or Thesis, please consult the professor early to determine the best electives to support your work. A Master Project or Master Thesis can be considered part of a specialization with the MS Advisor's permission.


Students considering a Master's Project or Thesis with the User Experience specialization are encouraged to take IS 664 Customer Discovery as an elective.