MS in Business Information Technology

Curriculum Requirements

Introductory Course

  • IS 411

Required Courses

CDM Required Courses

  • IS 421
  • IS 424
  • IS 430
  • CSEC 440
  • HCI 440

Kellstadt Required Courses

  • ACC 502
  • GSB 525
  • MGT 500
  • MGT 502
    OR MGT 555
  • MKT 555

Open Elective Courses

  • Select four (4) credit hours of Open Electives 1

1 Open Elective Courses are in the range of 421-699 and must be chosen among CSEC, CSC, DSC, ECT, GAM, GPH, HCI, HIT, IPD, IS, IT, NET, SE, and Kellstadt courses.

Capstone Options

Students have the option of completing either (a) IS 577 (Information Systems capstone course) or IS 580 (Technology Entrepreneurship), orIS 531 (Digital Innovation Strategies, Processes and Tools), (b) a Graduate Internship (4 credits), (c) two quarters of CSC 500 (a Research Colloquium course), (d) IS 696 (a Master's Project course), or (e) a Master’s Thesis.

Capstone Courses
  • IS 531
  • IS 577
  • IS 580
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.
  • IS 696
  • Master’s Thesis

    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.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 48 graduate credit hours in 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 of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 48 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

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.