Information Systems and Technology (IT)

IT503: 🌐 Principles of Information Technology

This is an introductory course for students entering the Master of Science in Information Technology program without an undergraduate degree or work experience in information technology. You will learn the foundational principles of information technology as they relate to business. The course will address hardware and software components, telecommunications, databases, people, and procedures.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513; only available as a second-term course for IT students; otherwise, permission from the Dean is required

IT503M1: Components of Personal Computing

Evaluate the integral components of personal computing for the IT professional.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513; only available as a second-term course for IT students; otherwise, permission from the Dean is required

IT503M2: Web and Software Development Concepts

Develop critical insight into web and software development and related standards.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513; only available as a second-term course for IT students; otherwise, permission from the Dean is required

IT503M3: Database Development Standards

Appraise database development standards and security issues.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513; only available as a second-term course for IT students; otherwise, permission from the Dean is required

IT503M4: Networks and Security Methods

Assess networks and various system security methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513; only available as a second-term course for IT students; otherwise, permission from the Dean is required

IT504: 🌐 Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment

Business strategies, organizational structures, and information technology must be aligned to achieve organizational goals. In this course, you will identify innovative solutions to business problems. Specific topics include the analysis of cost and benefits found in emerging technologies, the legal and regulatory implications of various information technology infrastructure strategies, and the complexity enterprises face in integrating new technology with existing infrastructure (humans, machines, and processes).

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513

IT504M1: Business Strategies in Information Technology

Assess business strategies as aligned to technology needs through appropriate communication techniques.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513

IT504M2: Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Ethical Principles in Information Technology

Defend laws, rules, regulations, and ethical principles relating to technology and the workplace.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513

IT504M3: Technical Documentation

Prepare documentation for hardware, software, and other client-related technology decisions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513

IT504M4: Organizational Functions in Information Technology

Determine hiring, funding, and other functions within an organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: GB512 or IT513

IT510: 🌐 System Analysis and Design

This course provides a detailed overview of system analysis and design methodologies. You will examine techniques to develop systems more efficiently, such as the system development life cycle (SDLC) and other processes. System requirements, functional design, display, and end-of-project conclusions and analysis are studied and practiced through a variety of activities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT503 or IT504

IT510M1: System Planning, Analysis, and Logic Processes

Assess commonly used systems planning, analysis, and logic processes.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT503 or IT504

IT510M2: Data Organization Process

Draft data organization using a variety of industry-standard methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT503 or IT504

IT510M3: System Physical Attributes

Evaluate physical attributes of networks and web presence for a system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT503 or IT504

IT510M4: Written Proposals for System Analysis and Design

Defend systems analysis and decision-making through a formal written proposal.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT503 or IT504

IT511: 🌐 Information Systems Project Management

This course focuses on the key factors in effectively managing information systems projects. You will study project management techniques for information systems projects through detailed case studies and exercises. You will learn how to manage information systems projects through the use of the five project management process groups integrated with the ten project management knowledge areas. Approaches for information systems project management and examples relevant to information systems projects are used throughout the course.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT504

IT511M1: Project Management Framework for Information Technology

Analyze the project management framework.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT504

IT511M2: Effective Project Planning Components

Examine the who, what, when, and cost components for effective project planning.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT504

IT511M3: Project Management Knowledge Areas

Investigate project management knowledge areas for improving project success.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT504

IT511M4: Information Systems Project Plan

Develop an information systems project plan.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT504

IT513: 🌐 Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional

This course helps you develop the ability to research, synthesize, evaluate, discuss, and write about a variety of information technology concepts. Accurate grammar, suitable organization of ideas, and a formal writing style appropriate for IT professionals are emphasized, as well as the application of American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelines for writing, formatting, and citation/referencing. You will receive a comprehensive introduction to graduate-level writing and research while investigating technology topics of interest to you.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: None

IT513M1: Using Professional Language

Illustrate information technology ideas with professional language and attribution.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT513M2: Preparing Research

Prepare high-level research into information technology concepts with critical assessment and proper attribution.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT513M3: Developing Research

Develop academic research, idea organization, writing, and formatting standards for a professionally written outcome on an information technology topic.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT513M4: Synthesizing Solutions

Synthesize solutions to clients' technology problems using research, appropriate writing styles, and a suitable business format.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT521: 🌐 Decision Support Systems

This course provides a detailed overview of decision-making systems, models, and support in business. The course covers many fundamental topics including: analysis and development of decision support systems, business intelligence, knowledge acquisition and representation, knowledge management, intelligent systems over the Internet, and advanced intelligent systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: None

IT521M1: Decision Support Systems Methodologies

Compare decision support systems methodologies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT521M2: Business Intelligence Systems

Analyze business intelligence systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT521M3: Artificial Intelligence Systems

Examine artificial intelligence systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT521M4: Knowledge Management Concepts

Assess the role of knowledge management in decision support.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT522: 🌐 Knowledge-Based Management Systems

This course provides a detailed overview of knowledge-based systems techniques and applications. Topics include symbolic structures and semantics, knowledge representation models, search techniques related to problem solving, knowledge engineering, knowledge and domain classification models, configuration models, and diagnosis and troubleshooting methodologies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT521

IT522M1: Knowledge Concepts

Examine the meaning, creation, and use of knowledge.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT521

IT522M2: Knowledge Management Systems Impacts

Evaluate how organizations are impacted by knowledge management systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT521

IT522M3: Knowledge Management in Organizations

Explain how knowledge is generated, transferred, represented, and exchanged in an organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT521

IT522M4: The Case for Knowledge Management

Recommend a knowledge management system business case.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT521

IT523: 🌐 Data Warehousing Design and Development

This course discusses data warehousing. Topics covered in this course include: data warehousing architectures; data warehouse design; data warehouse dimensional modeling; data preparation and pre-processing; extraction, translation, and load (ETL) processing; business intelligence; executive information systems; dashboards; scorecards; drill up/drill down; slice and dice; managing unstructured data warehouses; terminologies, taxonomies, and ontologies and advanced data warehousing concepts. Advanced data warehousing concepts will include data warehouse appliances, big data, and big data technologies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT526

IT523M1: Data Warehouse Design Concepts

Review data warehouse architectures and modeling techniques.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT526

IT523M2: Data Warehouse Development Techniques

Develop data warehouse development techniques by developing a Dimensional Data Model.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT526

IT523M3: Working With Unstructured Data

Examine data warehousing techniques, tools, and environments for working with unstructured data.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT526

IT523M4: Advanced Data Warehouse Topics

Examine advanced Data Warehouse topics.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT526

IT525: 🌐 Database Design and Data Modeling

This course discusses the main tasks in designing a database and will use entity-relationship diagram (ERD) tools in this process. The course covers fundamental design topics including: data modeling, entity-relationship diagrams, enhanced entity-relationship diagrams, the top-down database design methodology, the bottom-up database design methodology, functional dependencies, and the normalization process. The course will also introduce you to advanced topics of database management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: None

IT525M1: Data Modeling Concepts

Use data modeling concepts.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT525M2: Designing Databases Using Entity-Relationship Diagrams

Use entity-relationship diagrams in the design of a database.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT525M3: Three Normal Forms

Construct relations in first, second, and third normal form.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT525M4: Advanced Concepts in Database Design

Analyze advanced database concepts.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT526: 🌐 SQL Query Design

This course covers the Structured Query Language (SQL) programming language and its use to retrieve and modify data in a relational database. Methods of ensuring data isolation and consistency are explored. Designing queries for optimum performance is emphasized. Query execution plans will be used as a tool for creating appropriate indexes to improve query performance.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT525

IT526M1: Using a Relational Database Management System

Use a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) for effective database installation and manipulation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT525

IT526M2: SQL Single Table Query Commands

Apply SQL single table query commands effectively.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT525

IT526M3: Composing Structured Query Language Queries

Compose Structured Query Language (SQL) queries for database information analysis.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT525

IT526M4: Designing Structured Query Language Syntax

Design Structured Query Language (SQL) syntax to summarize and group data.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT525

IT527: 🌐 Foundations in Data Analytics

This course is intended to equip you with foundational skills in data analytics. These skills include problem/question definition, data identification and preparation, statistical and/or logical modeling, and evaluation and deployment. The course covers both categorization and prediction modeling, along with selecting the most appropriate methods for a given question and data set. The course uses industry standard software to enable you to learn analytical approaches, such as descriptive and inferential statistics, clustering and correlation, significance testing, power analysis, and other useful analytic techniques.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513

IT527M1: Documenting Business Problems

Outline a business problem to document the sources and types of data needed to address the issue.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513

IT527M2: Dataset Quality and Formatting

Describe the quality and formatting of datasets used in investigating business problems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513

IT527M3: Preparing Datasets for Analysis

Prepare a dataset for analysis by formatting, augmenting or reducing, and transforming variables and observations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513

IT527M4: Constructing Data Analytics Models

Construct useable and effective data analytics models incorporating industry-recognized software and standard algorithms.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513

IT528: 🌐 Quantitative Risk Analysis

This course teaches you methodologies for using data analytics to detect, identify, and mitigate risk in a variety of forms. A variety of different quantitative risk assessment techniques are presented, including Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, fault tree analysis, expected payoffs, decision trees, and more. The case method is utilized to show real-world applications in finance, engineering, project management, loss/theft, loans, and fraud. The course will focus on formal risk processes. Issues of risk analysis ethics will also be included.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT527

IT528M1: Common Risks and Their Ramifications

Enumerate common types of risks and their potential ramifications for modern business.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT527

IT528M2: Assessing Risks

Apply quantitative and qualitative methods to assess, prioritize, and report risks.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT527

IT528M3: Addressing Risks

Develop appropriate action plans that address risks.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT527

IT528M4: Addressing Ethical Pitfalls

Recommend proactive measures to address ethical pitfalls to risk analytics activities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT527

IT530: 🌐 Computer Networks

This course introduces data communications and networking technologies from the business perspective by heavily utilizing case studies and the decision-making process. Topics consist of network operating systems, local and wide area networks, and voice and wireless networks, as well as security and the Internet. The focus will be on practical applications of these concepts, including support issues, administration, and management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT530M1: Business Impact of Virtualization

Examine the business impact of virtualization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT530M2: Centralized Server Architecture

Explore a centralized server architecture (Client-Server Model).

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT530M3: Security Groups and Access

Analyze scenarios involving security groups and access to network resources.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT530M4: Protocols and Topologies

Explore management aspects of protocols and topologies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT535: 🌐 Advanced Network Management

Today's challenges in networking are focused on the design of cost-effective networks and keeping pace with emerging technologies. Topics include analysis and design models, Quality of Service (QoS), high-speed protocols, Voice over IP, and optical networks. This course will include the applied management perspective of advanced networking protocols as it pertains to administration and maintenance of networks.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT530

IT535M1: Routing Protocols

Analyze switching, LAN, and internet routing protocols.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT530

IT535M2: Technology Integration Planning

Construct a plan to integrate technology into a computer network.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT530

IT535M3: Network Analysis and Design Modeling

Create an analysis and design model for a computer network.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT530

IT535M4: Network Management Problems

Assess the impact of network management problems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT530

IT537: Introduction to Cybersecurity

This course provides an overview of cybersecurity concepts including data confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and an understanding of systems and applications software necessary for foundational understanding of cybersecurity. You will examine methods for network situational awareness and dynamic decision-making for predicting and assessing the impact of various cyberattacks. Aspects of cyber-strong organizational structures and mitigation are emphasized. The course will also cover various risk assessment methodologies necessary for understanding cyber risk, organizational preparedness and gap areas, and identifying improvement processes for an organization's decision makers.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT530

IT540: 🌐 Management of Information Security

IT professionals must focus on a wide range of security-related issues and develop security systems that address constantly changing threats. This course takes the approach that security components and business functions work in tandem. Topics like asset identification, human factors, compliance with regulations, personnel security, risk assessment, and ethical considerations are covered, as well as computer and network security tools and methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT530

IT540M1: Security Policies

Implement a computer network security policy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT530

IT540M2: Securing Data

Secure computer network data.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT530

IT540M3: Disaster Recovery Planning

Develop a computer network disaster recovery plan.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT530

IT540M4: Regulatory Compliance

Assess computer networks for regulatory compliance.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT530

IT541: 🌐 Computer and Network Security

In today's world, protection of data is serious business. This course explains the concepts and techniques involved in keeping computers and networks secure. The course examines fundamentals such as viruses, worms, and other malicious software; authentication and encryption security; file security and shared resources; firewalls and border security; and physical and network topology security.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT540

IT541M1: Access Control Methods

Compare access control methods and their enabling policies for effectively securing information systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT540

IT541M2: Computer Malware

Analyze computer malware techniques.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT540

IT541M3: Information Security Best Practices

Apply basic information security best practices to business scenarios.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT540

IT541M4: Threat Protection Methods

Evaluate internet threat protection methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT540

IT542: 🌐 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

An ethical hacker is a security expert who attacks a system on behalf of the system's owners. This course focuses on discovering network vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker can exploit. The course explores penetration testing, footprinting and social engineering, scanning and enumeration, operating system weaknesses, and the methods used to hack Web servers and wireless networks. You will perform hands-on projects using state-of-art hacking tools and techniques.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT542M1: Methods for Reconnaissance and Social Engineering

Analyze the methods used by ethical hackers to perform reconnaissance and social engineering.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT542M2: Vulnerability Testing

Perform vulnerability tests using computer and network tools, and utilities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT542M3: Best Practices to Address Threats

Develop best practices to address web server and wireless network threats.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT542M4: Addressing Security Vulnerabilities

Recommend security solutions to address discovered vulnerabilities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT543: 🌐 Cryptography Concepts and Techniques

Never before has the use of cryptography been so wide spread or so necessary. In this course, you will learn how to protect susceptible networks from attack by implementing encryption techniques. You will examine encryption algorithms, substitution and transposition, block ciphers versus stream ciphers, public key cryptography, hash functions, digital signatures, and authentication protocols. The course offers hands-on projects using modern cryptographic tools.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: None

IT543M1: Development and Principles of Cryptography

Examine the historical development and basic principles of cryptography.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT543M2: Cryptographic Methods

Evaluate various cryptographic methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT543M3: Cryptographic Methods for Secure Communications

Develop secure communications using cryptographic methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT543M4: Implementing Cryptographic Methods

Design an implementation of cryptographic methods for an organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

IT544: Platforms, Applications, and Data Security

In this course you will appraise platform/operating system software configuration strategies and techniques as related to cybersecurity. You will examine secure application development techniques and the role of application security throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC). This course will also include strategies and techniques for securing data at rest and in motion.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT545: Wireless, Mobile, and Cloud Security

This course examines strategies for managing the administration of wireless, mobile, cloud, and disruptive technological environments, such as social networking and the Internet of Things, in the context of cybersecurity.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT550: 🌐 Computer Forensics and Investigations

This course explores the expertise required to conduct digital forensic investigations. Topics include investigation methods, problem-solving techniques, current forensics analysis tools, digital evidence acquisition and control, and impact of ongoing technological changes on digital forensics. Student projects include scenario-based investigations in investigating cybersecurity breaches.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT550M1: Forensic Methods for Investigating Breaches

Analyze forensic methods used to investigate cybersecurity breaches.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT550M2: Scenario-Based Investigations

Perform scenario-based investigations for cybersecurity breaches.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT550M3: Forensic Analysis Tools

Evaluate forensic analysis tools for acquiring and preserving digital evidence during the e-discovery process.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT550M4: The Impact of Technological Changes

Analyze the impact of technological changes on digital forensics techniques.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT590: 🌐 Legal and Ethical Issues in IT

This course provides a detailed discussion of the legal and ethical issues associated with the information technology age. Topics covered in this course include: ethical theories related to information technology, protection of intellectual property, privacy, computer and network security, cybercrimes, and ethical behavior for working in the computer industry.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT590M1: Law and Ethics Issues

Analyze legal and ethical issues in the field of information technology.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT590M2: Laws and Ethical Computing

Discuss recent legislation related to ethical computing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT590M3: The Relationship of Ethical Conduct to Culture

Compare ethical conduct related to information technology across different cultures.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT590M4: Case Studies on Ethical Issues

Evaluate ethical issues in information technology case studies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: IT513 or GB512

IT591: IT Security Auditing and Assessments

In this course you will appraise all standards and information technology (IT) security audit processes, evaluate security controls, and examine governance of compliance and control responsibilities. Most organizations are required to comply with IT security regulations and/or standards resulting from the establishment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, General Computing Controls, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and you will become familiar with these standards and regulations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT513 and IT541

IT592: Financial Decision-Making in IT and Security

This course introduces you to budgetary and financial decision-making tools applicable to an organization's information technology and security strategy. Effective use of these decision-making tools will enable future information technology and security leaders to justify resources needed for information technology and security solutions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: IT540; IT528 recommended

IT595: Master's Capstone in Cybersecurity Management

The Master's Capstone in Cybersecurity Management synthesizes knowledge gained throughout all courses in the degree plan, and its comprehensive project demonstrates your mastery of this knowledge. The project will address a cybersecurity problem in either the research community or industry, and will indicate what you now offer to the industry, upon completion of this program.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: Last term or permission from the Dean

IT596: IT Graduate Capstone Extension Course

This course should only be taken after IT 595: Master's Capstone in Cybersecurity Management or IT 599: Master's Capstone in Information Technology for the specific purpose of capstone project or thesis completion.

Quarter Credit Hours: 0 | Prerequisite: None

IT597: Master's-Level Information Technology Internship I

The internship provides you with an opportunity to learn about IT careers through practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from an IT professional. This experience will improve your technology skills and your understanding of the expertise needed for career success.

Quarter Credit Hours: 2 | Prerequisite: Second to last term and good academic standing, or the permission of the Dean of the School of Business and Information Technology

IT598: Master's-Level Information Technology Internship II

The internship provides you with an opportunity to learn about IT careers through practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from an IT professional. This experience will improve your technology skills and your understanding of the expertise needed for career success.

Quarter Credit Hours: 2 | Prerequisite: IT597

IT599: Master's Capstone in Information Technology

The Master's Capstone in Information Technology synthesizes knowledge gained throughout all courses in your degree plan, and its comprehensive applied project or thesis demonstrates your mastery of this knowledge, as well as your relevant skills and abilities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: Last term or permission of the Program Chair and/or Dean of the School of Information Systems and Technology