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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, MSIT

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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 Data Management and Analytics, IT security, Health Information Technology, and Networking. This degree prepares graduates to pursue IT leadership positions in industry.

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.

IT 5413 - Software Design and Development

IT 5423 - Computer Networks and System Administration

IT 5433 - Databases: Design and Applications

IT 5443 - Web Technologies and Application Development


Program Options

Choose from one following Program Options:

A. Capstone option

  1. IT 7993 IT Capstone
  2. 15 Credit Hours from Elective Course List.

B. Thesis option

  1. IT 6913 - Research Seminar in IT
  2. IT 7999 Thesis (6 credit hours over two semesters)
  3. 9 Credit Hours from Elective Course list.

Program Total (30 Credit Hours)

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