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:
1) Secure an internship with a focus in information systems.
2) International Students must obtain the appropriate practical training form and meet with an advisor in the
CDM Academic Center for approval.
3) 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 has made an original contribution to the area may choose to complete a Master’s Thesis. The process is: 1) Complete
IS 590 as a Major Elective substitution.
2) The student and the student’s research advisor form a Master’s Thesis Committee of three (3) faculty.
3) The student enrolls in
IS 698 for two (2) consecutive quarters. In the event, the students has not completed the thesis within these two (2) quarters, the student will be allowed to register for the zero (0) credit hour course
CSC 698 and the transcript will show the thesis title as the course topic.
4) The student will need to submit to the committee a thesis detailing the results of the research project. After a public defense, the committee will decide whether to accept the thesis.