For an overview of the program click here.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree in any field and demonstration of competency in each of the following areas: 
  1. Computer Applications Competency.  Students must demonstrate this competency by passing an on-line computer applications competency exam or by successful completion of the IS 146 or its equivalent. IS 146 or its equivalent will not count towards the requirements of the MS-IS degree.
  2. Computer Programming Competency. Students must demonstrate this competency by passing an on-line computer programming exam or by successful completion of IS 210 or its equivalent. IS 210 or its equivalent will not count towards the requirements of the MS-IS degree.
     

Degree Requirements

The MS-IS program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework. 

IS 691, Information Systems Strategy and Applications, is the capstone course and should be taken toward the end of the student’s program.  A student must earn a grade of B or better in IS 691.

Required Courses
MODERN SYSTM ANALYSIS & DESIGN 1
CYBERSECURITY MANAGEMENT
TELECOMMUNICATIONS & NETWRK'G 1
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYT 1
MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECH
DATA MGT AND DATA MINING
ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLNG SYS
INFORMATION SYS STRATEGY & APP
5xx or 6xx Level Elective 2
5xx or 6xx Level Elective
Total Semester Hours0

Additional Information

Thesis Option

A thesis option is available. Students interested in this option should contact both the faculty member who the student wants to serve as the thesis advisor, and the Director of Graduate Programs in the College of Business, before completing 12 hours of graduate study. If selected, the student will register for the IS 699 Masters Thesis course for 6 credit hours in lieu of 6 credit hours of directed and business electives.

Transfer Credit

Up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit taken at other universities may be transferred to meet MS-IS degree requirement. Inquiries about the transferability of specific courses should be directed to the Director of Graduate Programs, who will consult with the IS faculty to determine whether the content of the class will be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Pettitt
Director of Graduate Programs

Business Administration Building Room 102 
256.824.6681 
gradbiz@uah.edu