Master of Science in 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.


Course and Capstone Requirements (33 credits):
Core Courses (18 credits):
CS 501 Foundations of Computer Science 3
CS 502 Computing and Communications Technology 3
MIS 501 Managing the IT Value Proposition 3
MIS 502 Business Payoff of Information Technology and Systems 3
CET 501 Applied Networking Technology 3
CET 533 Digital Telecommunications 3
Specialization (12 credits):
Students select 12 credits from one of two specializations—Computer Science or Networking and Telecommunications Technology, in consultation with an advisor.
Specialization 1 — Computer Science electives:
CS 407, 410, 423, 460, 462, 463, 464, 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
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: 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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