Master of Science in Information Technology Administration and Security (MSITAS)

(30 credits)

Bridge Courses
IT 120Introduction to Network Technology3
IT 220Wireless Networks3
IT 230Computer and Network Security3
IT 340Introduction to System Administration3
IT 420Computer Systems and Networks3
IS 331Database Design Management and Applications3
CS 505Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms3
Total Credits21
Required Courses
IT 610System Administration3
IT 620Wireless Networks Security and Administration3
IT 635Database Administration3
IT 640Network Services Administration3
CS 656Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols 13
or ECE 637 Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols
CS 696Network Management and Security3
Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
Cryptography and Security
Data Management System Design
Enterprise Database Management
Advanced Database System Design
Distributed Systems
Computer Networks-Architectures, Protocols and Standards 1
Computer Network Design and Analysis
ST:
Information System Principles
Information Systems Auditing
Computer Security Auditing
Forensic Auditing for Computing Security
Wireless Networks
Organizational Behavior

Master of Science in Information Technology Administration and Security (MSITAS)

Professional Management Option

The objective of the Professional Management Option in the MSITAS degree is to create leaders with both the technical and managerial skills to be of benefit to an organization. Students in this degree program should have both an undergraduate degree in a computing related field and significant experience working in the field.

Overview

  • 33 credits are required. In contrast, the main MSITAS curriculum requires 30 credits.

  • Five core courses from the MSITAS are core requirements. Only CS 696 (Network Management and Security), which is a core course in the main MSITAS curriculum, is not included as a core course in this option.

  • Project: a one semester Master’s project (3 credit hours) that the student will conduct in conjunction with a faculty advisor. Project topics should relate to a student’s area of interest and will combine elements from their other courses. The capstone project is not required in the main MSITAS curriculum but is required here since students enrolled in this option are expected to have an experiential component of this type in their studies; they need to develop some professional skills before graduation.

  • Electives: 15 credits of electives from the list of management electives. Management courses replace computer science, information systems and electrical engineering elective courses since students enrolled in this professional option must acquire business and management skills.

MSITAS Core Course Requirements15
IT 610System Administration3
IT 620Wireless Networks Security and Administration3
IT 635Database Administration3
IT 640Network Services Administration3
CS 656Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols 13
MSITAS Capstone Project 3
CS 700BMaster's Project3
Management Electives (5 courses from the following list)15
Management Accounting
Corporate Finance I
Organizational Behavior
Management of Technology
Decision Analysis
Global Project Management
Knowledge Management
Business Research Methods I
Information Technology, Business and the Law
Legal and Ethical Issues
Competing in Global Markets
Design and Development of High Technology Products
Internet Marketing Strategy