(30 Credits)

M.S. in Information Systems

IS Core Courses
IS 601Web Systems Development3
IS 663System Analysis and Design3
IS 631Enterprise Database Management3
IS 665Data Analytics for Info System3
IS 684Business Process Innovation3
Select one of the following User Experience courses3
User Experience Design
Customer Discovery
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
Data Analytics with R Program
Introduction to Big Data
Machine Learning
Cognitive Computing
Applications of Database Systems
Advanced Machine Learning
Geographic Information System
Regression Analysis Methods
Introduction to statistical Computing with SAS and R
Stat Methods in Data Science
Data Mining and Analysis
Business Research Methods I
mgmt 683
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 Communications
Health Systems and Policy
Health Care Management
Healthcare Finance
User Experience Design
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
Advanced Data Security and Privacy
Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks
Mobile Computing and Sensor Networks
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
Design and Development of High Technology Products
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

MS in Information Systems – Professional Management Option (36 credits)

  • All 7 MSIS core courses (21 credits) are required.
  • Experiential Aspect: A one-semester IS Capstone Project (IS 700B - 3 credits), two-semester MS Thesis (IS 701 – 6 credits), or Co-Op experience (not counting towards degree credits) is required.
  • Electives:  To meet the 36-credit requirement, students will take 9-15 credits of electives, where each elective course is 3 credits.  The electives required will depend on which Experiential Aspect is chosen.
    • Students who take the IS Capstone Project (IS 700B - 3 credits) must take 4 elective courses:  1 course from the list of IS electives, 1-2 courses from the list of PTC electives and 1-2 courses from the list of Management electives.  
    • Students who take the MS Thesis (IS 701 – 6 credits) must take 3 elective courses: 1-2 courses from the list of PTC electives and 3-6 credits from the list of Management electives.  
    • Students who take the Co-Op experience (IS 590) must take 5 elective courses:  1-2 courses from the list of IS electives, 1-3 courses from the list of PTC electives and 1-3 courses from the list of Management electives.  
MS IS Core Course Requirements21
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
IS Experiential Aspect0-6 credits
Select one of the following Capstone or Co-op options. The Co-op does not count towards the degree credits. All Experiential options will be undertaken in collaboration with industry, and evaluated by a faculty member.
IS 700BMaster's Project3
IS 701Master's Thesis6
IS 590Graduate Co-op Work Experience I0
Information System Electives0-6 credits
Students who take the IS Capstone Project (IS 700B) choose 1 IS elective. Students who take the MS Thesis (IS 701) choose no IS electives. Students who take the Co-Op experience (IS 590) choose 1-2 IS electives.
Information Retrieval
Customer Discovery
Requirements Engineering
Information System Principles
IT Service Management
Information Systems Auditing
Computer Security Auditing
Forensic Auditing for Computing Security
Enterprise Architecture and Integration
Pervasive Computing: An HCI Perspective
Transaction Mining and Fraud Detection
Web Mining
Social Media
PTC (Professional and Technical Communications) Electives3-9 elective credits
Students who take the IS Capstone Project (IS 700B) choose 1-2 PTC electives. Students who take the MS Thesis (IS 701) choose 1-2 PTC electives. Students who take the Co-Op experience (IS 590) choose 1-3 PTC electives.
Advanced Professional and Technical Communication
Elements of Visual Design
Advanced Information Design
Research Methods for Information Design
Proposal Writing
Working in Teams: Collaborative and Interpersonal Communications
Professional and Technical Editing
Analyzing Social Networks
Theory and Practice of Social Media
Content Management and Information Architecture
PTC 6XX
User Experience Design
Management Electives3-9 elective credits
Students who take the IS Capstone Project choose 1-2 Management electives. Students who take the MS Thesis (IS 701) choose 1-2 Management electives. Students who take the Co-Op experience (IS 590) choose 1-3 Management electives.
Management Accounting
Project Management
Corporate Finance I
Organizational Behavior
Decision Support Systems for Managers
Management Science
Management of Technology
Decision Analysis
Global Project Management
Knowledge Management
Business Research Methods I
Operations Research and Decision Making
Information Technology, Business and the Law
Legal and Ethical Issues
Forecasting Methods for Business Decisions
Competing in Global Markets
Design and Development of High Technology Products
Internet Marketing Strategy