No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.
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.
- If an exam is available, the student passes a
Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
Foundation Courses (7)
Major Elective (4)
- Students take at least 3 courses from the same domain.
- Students take at least 2 500-level courses.
- Project Management and Business Analysis
- Analytics-Driven Decision Making
- IT Governance and Legal Responsibilities
- Data Management
- Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- IT Leadership and Operations
Elective Domain Course Lists
Project Management and Business Analysis
Analytics-Driven Decision Making
IT Governance and Legal Responsibilities
Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship
IT Leadership and Operations
Students must complete
4 credit hours from CDM Open Elective Course chosen from any:
CSC, CSEC, DSC, ECT, GAM, GPH, HCI, HIT, IS, IT, NET, PM, or SE course in the 421-699 range qualifies.
Students have the option of completing either (a) IS577 (Information Systems capstone course), (b) a Graduate Internship (4 credits), (c) two quarters of CSC500 (a Research Colloquium course), (d) IS696 (a Master's Project course), or (e) a Master’s Thesis.
- Capstone Options
- Graduate Internship
An internship offers students the opportunity integrate their academic experience with on-the-job training in information systems. Students must enroll in CSC 697 for four (4) credit hours to satisfy the practicum requirement. These are the steps:
- Secure an internship with a focus in information systems.
- International Students must obtain the appropriate practical training form and meet with an advisor in the
CDM Academic Center for approval.
- Login to MyCDM and click the “MyInternships” link on the left to start the course enrollment process.
- Research Options
- CSC 500 This is a course for two (2) credit hours therefore students must enroll in the course in each of two (2) separate quarters.
- Master's Research
Up to eight (8) credit hours with Major Elective substitutions.
- A student who is working on a research project and has made an original contribution to their area of study may choose to complete a Master's Thesis. Additional information and requirements for School of Computing students pursuing the thesis option can be found on the
SoC Master's Thesis Guideline page.