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Master of Science, Computer Information Technology


Program Rationale:
Toward the goal of preparing information technology (IT) practitioners for the 21st century, the MS CIT program integrates multiple disciplines of the IT field, including computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications, providing the student with both breadth and depth of knowledge and skill-based expertise in this field.
 

Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in the program are expected to demonstrate:
• theoretical and conceptual mastery of a broad base of computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications skills required for successful careers in the IT field;
• application-based mastery of a broad base of computer science, management information systems, and networking and telecommunications skills required for successful careers in the IT field; and
• the ability to conduct and present applied research through a research team project.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work.  The graduate application, application fee, and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended other than CCSU must be sent to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Additional Materials Required:

Applicants must submit a resume and two letters of recommendation to be used in reviewing CIT-related work.  At least one letter of recommendation must come from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s work experience; the second letter may be from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s academic ability and commitment.  All additional materials should be sent to the MS-CIT Director’s office, Maria Sanford Hall, Room 303, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 06050.

Course and Capstone Requirements (33 credits):
Core Courses (18 credits):
CS 501 Foundations of Computer Science
CS 502 Computing and Communications Technology
MIS 501 Managing the IT Value Proposition
MIS 502 Business Payoff of Information Technology and Systems
CET 501 Applied Networking Technology
CET 533 Digital Telecommunications Specialization (12 credits):
Students select 12 credits from one of two specializations—Computer Science or Networking and Telecommunications
Technology—in consultation with an advisor. However, students specializing in either area may take a limited number of
Management Information Systems graduate courses, with permission of their advisors, which will count toward their specialization credits.

Specialization 1 — Computer Science electives:
CS 407, 410, 423, 460, 462, 463, 473, 481, 490, 530, 550, 570, 580, 590

Specialization 2 — Networking and Telecommunications Technology electives (Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology Department): CET 443, 449, 453, 479, 502, 513, 543, 559; IT 502, 510, 551, 594, 596

 

Management Information Systems courses:
MIS 510, 515, 550, 561, 565, 569

 

Capstone (3 credits):

Students may register for the Special Project (Plan C) course upon completion of core requirements and at least three specialization courses. CIT 595 Capstone in CIT

Note: A maximum of 6 credits at the 400-level is allowed with prior permission of advisor.


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