MS Degree Program
Computer & Information Sciences

The MS degree program in Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to understand, design and use modern computerbased systems. It fosters innovative thinking and encourages new approaches to solving business and technological problems through the use of information technology (IT). Students will gain the expertise needed to meet the demands of the rapidly growing and changing information industry. Graduates can begin an IT career; advance in IT if they already have an IT career; or prepare for future advanced studies in computer science.

Degree Requirements

The MS degree in Computer and Information Sciences requires twenty seven (27) credit hours of coursework (namely, nine (9) graduate courses), a nine (9) credit hour individual research project and a comprehensive examination. Click on a course number below for a full description of the course from KSI's online course listings.

Required Core Courses:
CIS501 Information System Design
CIS502 Database Management Systems
CIS503 Theory of Computation
CIS504 Programming Languages
CIS510 Software Project Management
BA531 Data Mining
Area Courses:
CIS506 Advanced Operating Systems
CIS507 Principles of Computer Networks
CIS509 Knowledge Engineering
CIS520 Advanced Computer Networks
CIS522 Computer Security
CIS562 Software Design Workshop
CIS563 Information Security Assurance
CIS566 Software Testing Techniques
MS Research Project (9 credits):

CIS599 A, B, C — Research Project



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