Information Systems MS - Standard Concentration 2011

The Software Development Concentration addresses the foundations, methodologies, and tools for developing high quality large-scale software systems, with an emphasis on the technical issues of software development. Online Learning Learning opportunities are available for this concentration.

Master of Science Winter & Spring 2012-2013

Information Systems

Standard Concentration

The standard concentration offers the most flexibility and is ideal for those who want to select a diverse mix of Advanced Phase electives, based upon their interests and/or their current employer's needs. For example, a student who works in an IT position with a heavily internationalized firm and interacts regularly with networking employees may want to choose electives from among a combination of networking and global IT courses. This concentration is also suitable for those wanting to customize a program for a career as an IT consultant, IT trainer, technical author, or IT sales consultant, for example. Note that this concentration is not recommended for those without professional IT experience. Students without such experience would be better served by selecting one of the other concentrations, each of which targets a specific IS position in the workforce.

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options

This concentration is available online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 53 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses beyond the introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of *52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.


Course Requirements
Introductory Courses
Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
Introductory course requirements for this concentration can be completed at any time before graduation.
IT 411 Scripting for Interactive Systems
OR CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
Foundation Courses
IS 400 Introduction to Is Management Seminar
IS 421 Systems Analysis
CSC 451 Database Design
IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
Advanced Courses
IS 433 Information Security Management
IS 560 Enterprise Systems
IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete 4 CDM Open Elective Courses chosen from either IS concentration courses from any IS concentration or other courses meeting the following rules:
  • Any CDM course in the 421-699 range qualifies, with the exception of ANI, DC, TV and VFX courses, which do not qualify.
  • The following courses also qualify:
    IT 411 Scripting for Interactive Systems
    ECT 410 Development of Web-Based Business Applications
    CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
    HCI 406 Web Site Design for HCI
    IT 403 Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Credit for courses taken outside of CDM will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.

At least 1 of the Open Elective Courses must be 500-level or above.

Capstone
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies