The Master of Science in Information Science & Technology (MSIST) program requires 30 graduate-level credits, including 15 credits of required coursework, competency requirement and either 12 or 15 credits of elective credit depending on whether competency is demonstrated through coursework or examination.

Onsite Cohort – Program Timeline

  • MSIST onsite cohort can be completed in 3 semesters (approx. 15 months)
  • The program starts in the Fall Semester
  • A required onsite orientation is held in late August.
  • Graduation is held in mid-December

Fall Semester 01 (12 Credits)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
INFOST 583GSurvey of Information Security3
COMPST 701Computing Fundamentals for IT Professionals3
COMPST 702Software Development in Python3
COMPST 703Software Development Life Cycle3

Spring Semester 01 (9 Credits)

Course NumberCourse Name Credits
INFOST 582GIntroduction to Data Science3
MSIST Elective3
MSIST Elective3

Fall Semester 02 (9 Credits)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
INFOST 790Project Design, Implementation, and Evaluation3
MSIST Elective3
MSIST Elective3

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