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 610Systems 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
Total Credits30

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.

CURRICULUM DESIGN

A student in the MS in Administration & Security (MSITAS) – Professional Management PSM Option must satisfy the following requirements:

·        33 credits are required.

·        5 MSITAS core courses (15 credits) are required.

·        Experiential Aspect: A one-semester Graduate Capstone Project (YWCC 691) - 3 credits - is required.

·        Electives: To meet the 33 credit requirement, students will take 15 credits of electives, where each elective course is 3 credits. 

MSITAS Core Course Requirements15
IT 610Systems Administration3
IT 620Wireless Networks Security and Administration3
IT 635Database Administration3
IT 640Network Services Administration3
CS 656Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols 13
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

 Required Experiential Capstone (3 credits)

IT Experiential Aspect 3
All Experiential options will be undertaken in collaboration with industry, and evaluated by a faculty member.
YWCC 691Graduate Capstone Project3

 The YWCC Graduate Capstone Project provides the student with opportunities to work with industry or faculty sponsored problems that encompass real-world examples of system administration & management in the industry.  Projects are completed as a team and range from application or web development, game programming, virtual reality, multimedia or web and network security.

Project Requirements

  • Before a student pursues the Graduate Capstone Project, the following requirements must be fully satisfied:
    • All assigned bridge courses must be completed.  In addition, the student must complete IT 114 as well as IT 610 and IT 635.  IT 114 would normally be assigned as bridge if the student did not have an equivalent course completed.  IT 610 and 635 are required core courses of the degree.
  • Students will be formed into teams and assigned to a relevant project based upon their experience and interests.  Projects will be guided by industry or faculty members
  • A CS Department tenure-track faculty member or a faculty member who holds a joint appointment in the computer science department will grade the overall project based upon the evaluation of the industry representative(s).
  • Proposal preparation must adhere to the existing departmental guidelines; the information and templates are available online.