MS Computer Science & Information Systems

WITX 2016

M.S. Computer Science & Information Systems Program Overview

Professional Science Master's logoProfessional Science Master's Degree

The MSCSIS degree is part of the Professional Science Master's (PSM) Program, new graduate degrees designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. The degree consists of:

  • 36 semester hours
  • Six required core courses providing a mix of theoretical underpinning, technical skills and information technology perspectives
  • Students can choose elective courses to provide opportunity for additional study in a variety of areas
  • Program culminates with a capstone experience that can be an integrative project or a thesis

Learning Goals

  1. Graduates will be able to formulate and solve problems using advanced mathematics and numerical methods, and computer information systems-based techniques.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of ethics and professionalism, and understand contemporary issues such as green computing, data security, privacy and compliance with regulations.
  3. Graduates will be able to complete analysis and design of business processes employing the latest information technology techniques, including the unified process model.
  4. Graduates will be able to apply science and business principles to analyze and interpret data, using analytic and computer-based techniques.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate effective communication through written and oral presentations. 6. Graduates will be exposed to a variety of advanced technology communications tools, such as Web conferencing, wikis, social networking software.

Where MS CSIS Graduates Are Now:

  • Alpha CM
  • ATMC
  • AT&T
  • Boeing Company
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Cloudwyze
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte Advisory Services
  • Engineering Software Solutions
  • EMC Fidelity Investments
  • Go Entergies
  • Grant Thornton
  • IBM
  • Live Oak Bank
  • nCino
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • TACS
  • UNCW
  • Viewpoint Construction