2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 21, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, MS


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College of Computing and Software Engineering
Information Technology Department
http://ccse.kennesaw.edu/it/
itdepartmentinfo@kennesaw.edu

The MSIT program is designed either for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a computing discipline - such as Information Technology, Computer Science or Software Engineering, or students who have an undergraduate degree in a non-computing discipline.

The program includes a variety of elective courses and allows students to design a custom program with focus in several areas of IT including IT security, Health Information Technology, Databases and Networking. This degree prepares graduates to pursue IT leadership positions in industry.

If any of the following foundation courses in Computing has not been taken in another program, these must be completed at the earliest. Other students may satisfy Foundation courses by passing an exam during a designated time prior the first semester of enrollment or by taking these courses.

Foundation Courses (0 - 12 Credits)

•        IT 5413 Software Design and Development  (3 Credits)
•        IT 5423 Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, and Networks  (3 Credits)
•        IT 5433 Databases : Design and Applications  (3 Credits)
•        IT 5443 Web Technologies and Application Development  (3 Credits)

Program Admission 

1. Meet all KSU Graduate College Admission Requirements.
2. Resume/Vita required.
3. Statement of purpose. 
4. Two letters of recommendation.
5. Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
6. Minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75. Lower GPA is considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Foundation Courses (0-12 Credit Hours)


Students can request institutional credit for a foundation course if: the equivalent undergraduate or graduate course was completed within the last ten years in another accredited college or university with a grade of "C" or better. Other students may satisfy Foundation courses by passing an exam during a designated time prior the first semester of enrollment or by taking these courses.

Elective Courses (21 Credit Hours)


ONE of the courses marked with ** is REQUIRED.  Elective outside of IT department:  maximum of 3 electives may be from SWE, CS, IDD or IS. No more than two courses from the same department, subject to Credit for Duplicate Courses policy and course prerequisites. Credit may not be awarded for the same course twice, or for courses deemed so similar as to be considered the same.  For example, if a student completes IT 6823 - Information Security Concepts and Administration and then takes IS 8310 - Governance, Risk Management and Compliance, only one of the courses may be counted as hours

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)


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