Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security


All graduate programs in Information Systems and Technology Management are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—and conform to recommended guidelines.

Master of Business Administration Degree – Information Assurance Concentration

This concentration is designed to offer the opportunity for qualified students to study business administration while developing special expertise in information assurance. To achieve this end, students can focus their elective courses on information assurance subjects such as voice and data security, risk assessment, computer forensics, and incident response. These course offerings require previous academic credit or professional experience in information security, information systems or computer science.

Students choosing to concentrate in information assurance must complete the 24 semester credit hours of courses containing the M.B.A. Core in addition to 12 semester credit hours of graduate information assurance courses from the following:

IS   5143   Information Technology
IS   5193   Software Engineering Management
IS   5203   Telecommunication Systems
IS   6303   Introduction to Voice and Data Security
IS   6323   Security Risk Analysis
IS   6343   Secure Network Designs
IS   6353   Security Incident Response
IS   6363   Computer Forensics
IS   6373   Cyber Law
IS   6383   Policy Assurance for Infrastructure Assurance
IS   6423   Secure Software Design
IS   6433   Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
IS   6703   Introduction to Data Mining


Master of Business Administration Degree – Information Systems Concentration

This concentration is designed to offer the opportunity for qualified graduate students to study business administration while developing special expertise in information systems. To achieve this end, students can focus their elective courses on developing general managerial knowledge in the design and implementation of information systems, management of communications technologies, and principles of database management systems. Some of the course offerings require previous academic credit or professional experience in information systems.

Students choosing to concentrate in information systems must complete the 24 semester credit hours of courses containing the M.B.A. Core in addition to 12 semester credit hours of graduate information systems courses from the following:

IS   5113   Electronic Commerce and Web Site Design
IS   5143   Information Technology
IS   5193   Software Engineering Management
IS   5203   Telecommunication Systems
IS   6103   Object Oriented Analysis and Design
IS   6303   Introduction to Voice and Data Security
IS   6323   Security Risk Analysis
IS   6343   Secure Network Designs
IS   6353   Security Incident Response
IS   6363   Computer Forensics
IS   6373   Cyber Law
IS   6383   Policy Assurance for Infrastructure Assurance
IS   6403   Information Resource Management
IS   6423   Secure Software Design
IS   6433   Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
IS   6503   Principles of Database Management
IS   6703   Introduction to Data Mining
IS   6813   Strategic Management of Information Technology


Master of Science Degree in Information Technology

The Master of Science degree in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) provides information systems and computer science professionals with the opportunity to acquire technical knowledge in a variety of specialized information technology fields and the management skills to create, plan, organize, lead, and control the information technology in their organizations. The program is designed for students with a technical background and preferably an undergraduate or graduate degree in information systems or computer science.

Program Admission Requirements. For admission to the M.S.I.T. program, applicants must meet University-wide graduate admission requirements. Applicants are further considered on the basis of demonstrated potential for success in graduate study in information technology as indicated by a combination of prior academic achievement, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, personal statement, résumé (optional), and references (optional).

The M.S.I.T. Graduate Program Committee evaluates each applicant individually based on the complete package of submitted materials.

A complete application package will include:

  • a completed application form
  • transcripts from all universities attended
  • official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • a personal statement
  • a current résumé with employment or other experience (optional)
  • letters of reference (optional).

Degree Requirements. Candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) must complete the following:

  1. 9 semester credit hours of required courses:

    IS    5143   Information Technology
    IS    5203   Telecommunication Systems
    IS    6813   Strategic Management of Information Technology
    (Students who earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in this course will satisfy the comprehensive examination requirement. A student who receives a grade of “B–,” “C+,” or “C” may still satisfy the requirement by successfully passing a comprehensive examination as set out in this catalog.)

  2. All candidates for the degree must complete an additional 24 semester credit hours of elective courses:
    1. 18 semester credit hours selected from the following:

      CS   5103   Software Engineering
      CS   5443   Database Management Systems
      CS   6543   Networks
      CS   6553   Performance Evaluation
      IS   5113   Electronic Commerce and Web Site Design
      IS   5193   Software Engineering Management
      IS   6103   Object Oriented Analysis and Design
      IS   6303   Introduction to Voice and Data Security
      IS   6323   Security Risk Analysis
      IS   6343   Secure Network Designs
      IS   6353   Security Incident Response
      IS   6363   Computer Forensics
      IS   6373   Cyber Law
      IS   6383   Policy Assurance for Infrastructure Assurance
      IS   6403   Information Resource Management
      IS   6423   Secure Software Design
      IS   6433   Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
      IS   6503   Principles of Database Management
      IS   6703   Introduction to Data Mining

    2. 6 semester credit hours selected from the following:

      MGT   5043   Management and Behavior in Organizations
      MGT   5093   Leadership
      MGT   5133   Organizational Decision Making
      Any of the graduate courses from Management of Technology (MOT) other than MOT 6203 Strategic Management of Technology.

Back To Top


Master of Science Degree in Information Technology – Information Assurance Concentration

This concentration is designed to offer the opportunity for qualified graduate students to study information technology while developing the special expertise in information assurance. To achieve this end, students can focus their elective courses on developing the specialized knowledge requirements for the computer and information security area while at the same time completing the requirements for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree.

Program Admission Requirements. For admission to the M.S.I.T. program with an Information Assurance concentration, applicants must meet University-wide graduate admission requirements. Applicants are further considered on the basis of demonstrated potential for success in graduate study in information technology as indicated by a combination of prior academic achievement, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, personal statement, résumé (optional), and references (optional).

The M.S.I.T. Graduate Program Committee evaluates each applicant individually based on the complete package of submitted materials.

A complete application package will include:

  • a completed application form
  • transcripts from all universities attended
  • official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • a personal statement
  • a current résumé with employment or other experience (optional)
  • letters of reference (optional).

Degree Requirements. Candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) with a concentration in Information Assurance must complete the following:

  1. 15 semester credit hours of required courses:

    IS     5143   Information Technology
    IS     5203   Telecommunication Systems
    IS     6303   Introduction to Voice and Data Security
    IS     6323   Security Risk Analysis
    IS     6813   Strategic Management of Information Technology
    (Students who earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in this course will satisfy the comprehensive examination requirement. A student who receives a grade of “B–,” “C+,” or “C” may still satisfy the requirement by successfully passing a comprehensive examination as set out in this catalog.)

  2. All candidates for the degree must complete an additional 18 semester credit hours of elective courses:
    1. 12 semester credit hours selected from the following:

      IS    6343   Secure Network Designs
      IS    6353   Security Incident Response
      IS    6363   Computer Forensics
      IS    6373   Cyber Law
      IS    6383   Policy Assurance for Infrastructure Assurance
      IS    6423   Secure Software Design
      IS    6433   Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
      IS    6953   Independent Study

    2. 6 semester credit hours selected from the following:

      MGT   5043   Management and Behavior in Organizations
      MGT   5093   Leadership
      MGT   5133   Organizational Decision Making
      Any of the graduate courses from Management of Technology (MOT) other than MOT 6203 Strategic Management of Technology.

Back To Top


Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Information Technology

The College of Business offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Technology. See page xx of this catalog for a detailed description of the general requirements for the Doctoral degree. The Doctoral Studies Committee of the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security will advise students admitted to the program who pursue a Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Technology.

To satisfy the Major Area Coursework for the information technology emphasis, a student must complete:

  1. IS   7013   Foundations of Information Systems Research
    IS   7023   Behavioral and Organizational Information Systems Research
    IS   7033   Topics in Information Systems Technology Research
    IS   7043   Seminar in Software Development

  2. Two directed electives (6 semester credit hours) as approved by the Doctoral Studies Committee.

Back to Top