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Master of Science in
Information Science


As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to master emerging theories and technologies in enterprise information systems. You'll also research and study solutions to transform enterprise systems to meet the needs of ever-changing business operations. To graduate, you must successfully complete a total of 33 course credits at the 400-, 500-, or 800-level, including:

  • at least 18 credits of required core courses
  • at least 12 credits of approved electives, selected from a list of approved courses maintained by the graduate program office with the assistance of a graduate adviser
  • three credits of INSC 594, an integrative research topics course, which includes a master's scholarly paper
Prescribed Core Courses (18 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Business Process Management and Integration INSC 526

Design and development of business processes that align business objectives with Information Technology (IT) systems.

3 credits
Information Science Emerging Topics INSC 539 This course will explore various emerging theories and technologies in information science, including at least cloud computing, mobile application, Internet of things, blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. 3 credits
Web Security and Privacy INSC 561

A web-centric look at the latest techniques and practices in computer security as they apply to the internet. 

Prerequisite: CSE 453 or IST 815
3 credits
Contemporary Information Systems Architecture INSC 831 Investigate the evolution of information systems architecture and learn to employ contemporary information systems architecture to enhance IT support for business operations in organizations. 3 credits
Data Mining SWENG 545

Practical benefits of data mining will be presented; data warehousing, data cubes, and underlying algorithms used by data mining software.

Prerequisite: INSCI 521 or approval of instructor or department

3 credits
Enterprise Integration SWENG 568 Advances in design, development, and deployment of control and management software for enterprise and production information systems. 3 credits

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Students may select 12 credits of approved electives from a list of approved courses maintained by the graduate program office with the assistance of a graduate adviser. Please contact the program at [email protected] to discuss your options and request the most up-to-date list. 

Capstone Course (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Research Topics INSC 594 Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis, leading to M.S. scholarly papers. 3 credits
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