The goal of the prerequisite phase is to give students the background necessary for starting the graduate program. These prerequisite phase requirements can be fulfilled in one of three ways:
- The student takes the course and earns a grade of B- or higher
- The student takes a Graduate Assessment Exam (GAE) to test out of the course
- The faculty advisor waives the course because of equivalent academic background or work experience.
All students are blocked from enrolling in Graduate Phase courses prior to completing their prerequisites. Students must submit an online Change of Status request (through myCDM) when the Prerequisite Phase is completed to inform the Student Services offices that the block can be removed.
|IT 130 The Internet and the Web |
|IT 223 Data Analysis |
|TDC 261 Basic Communication Systems |
|CSC 423 Data Analysis and Regression |
|HCI 445 Inquiry Methods and Use Analysis |
|HCI 440 Introduction to User-Centered Design |
|CSC 451 Database Design |
|IS 511 Social Issues of Computing |
|IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management |
|IT 432 Web Architecture for Non-Programmers |
Students in the Foundation Phase may register for a maximum of four Advanced Phase courses.
The Advanced Phase provides opportunities for breadth and depth in IT, and allows for specialized interests. Students must take 5
elective courses from the list below. A minimum of 2
courses must be taken at the 500-level.
|CSC 424 Advanced Data Analysis |
|CSC 428 Data Analysis for Experimenters |
|CSC 449 Database Technologies |
|ECT 480 Intranets and Portals |
|ECT 556 Enterprise Architecture and Design |
|ECT 565 Mobile Enterprise |
|ECT 585 Legal Aspects of E-Commerce |
|ECT 586 Customer Relationship Management Technologies |
|ECT 589 E-Business Strategies |
|HCI 450 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction |
|HCI 454 Interaction Design and Information Architecture |
|HCI 460 Usability Evaluation Methods |
|IPD 499 Topics in Global Information Technology |
|IS 425 Enterprise Information |
|IS 570 Enterprise System Implementation |
|IS 456 Knowledge Management Systems |
|IS 482 Legal Aspects of Information Technology |
|IS 483 Information Services and Operations |
|IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies |
|IS 440 Collaborative Technologies for Leading Projects |
|IS 540 Global Information Technology |
|IS 560 Enterprise Systems |
|IS 433 Information Security Management |
|IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies |
|IS 578 Information Technology Consulting |
|IS 596 Topics in Information Systems |
|ITS 560 Training and User Support |
|SE 430 Object Oriented Modeling |
|SE 477 Software and Systems Project Management |
|TDC 463 Computer Networks and Data Systems |
|TDC 464 Converged Multimedia Networks |
|TDC 476 Economics of Telecommunication Systems |
|TDC 511 Telecommunications Practicum |
|TDC 569 Telecommunication Regulation, Policy,law and Standards |
This is a two-credit hour course. Students must register for this course a minimum of two times and must continue to enroll in the course in every quarter after the first quarter until the thesis is completed to the satisfaction of their supervisor. A maximum of four credit hours will apply for degree credit.
The Culminating Thesis is an independent research article that demonstrates a student's ability to integrate both technical expertise and IT domain knowledge. Normally, it is undertaken during the student's final year in the MA program.
In this work, the student is guided and assessed by a Thesis supervisor. The thesis must represent an original contribution, and may include system evaluation, empirical studies, or theoretical work. The scope and the details of the research project will be determined by the supervisor, and must be approved by the student's academic advisor.