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M.S. in Information Technology

In collaboration with the School of Business

This program is designed for those who are called upon to develop, implement, and operate information systems in a variety of organizations. Graduates of this professionally and technologically focused program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in the technological basis of the Internet. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of computer systems and telecommunication systems technologies.

To achieve depth, students must complete the following:

  • 3 courses within one of the following tracks: Enterprise Information Management, Technology Management, Information Assurance, or Enterprise Networking. (The Enterprise Software Systems track is no longer offered as of summer 2011, and students interested in this area are encouraged to pursue an M.S. in Software Engineering.)
  • 6 courses that do not need to be in any track:  All 400 level Computer Science courses 400+ level CSIS courses (cross listed with the Business School) are allowed. There are also numerous options for independent study, including a programming project, research, or a service-oriented project.
  • 1 required course addressing ethical and social issues in the computing field.

Note that you only need three courses in some track and have six free electives from any 400 level COMP or CSIS course.  Be sure to look at the Courses and Schedules page to find links for what specific courses are offered in any one semester or quarter.


You can be admitted into the graduate program and then take the prerequisites given below either before or concurrently with your graduate courses. It is also possible to have some or all of these prerequisites waived based on what you've learned since getting your undergrad degree.


The above requirements will be waived for anyone with demonstrated equivalent background or professional experience in the computing field. Please view the Programming Prerequisite List to determine if you meet these requirements.

Required Course

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Track

Technology Management (TM) Track

Information Assurance (IA) Track

Enterprise Networking (EN) Track

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