Graduate Course Catalog 2012-2013
This program is offered in Manchester through GSMC.
Degree Offered: M.S.
The Division of Science and Technology at UNH Manchester offers a master of science in information technology (M.S. IT). The program prepares students for a professional IT or computing-related career and for advanced studies in a computing discipline.
The program is designed for computing professionals or working adults seeking a career change. The learning environment of the M.S. IT program uses a blended learning model, which combines in-class and online educational activities, emphasizes collaboration and communication among peers, and supports use of computing technologies and authentic project experiences.
The M.S. IT program has 33 credits (11 courses). All courses are offered in the evening, in fall, spring, and summer terms. If enrolled part-time and taking, on average, two courses per term, students can complete the program’s coursework in two years.
The program’s educational objectives for graduating students are:
1. Proficiency in applying knowledge and skills in core and advanced information technologies to help organizations achieve their goals.
2. Proficiency in identifying, analyzing, and meeting the IT needs of users, whether they are end users of information systems, managers of enterprise applications, developers of IT solutions, or customers of IT-reliant work systems.
3. Proficiency in developing, applying, integrating, administering, and evaluating IT systems and services.
Applicants must meet the admission standards of the UNH Graduate School and have a bachelor’s degree in a computing discipline: computer science, information technology, computer information systems, information sciences, computer engineering, or software engineering. Please go to gradschool.unh.edu to view the specific application requirements.
Students with undergraduate degrees in other fields are invited to apply and required to schedule an interview with the program coordinator. The minimal formal coursework required of students without a B.S. degree in computing includes: introduction to programming, operating systems, networking, databases, and college mathematics above college algebra (such as finite mathematics, discrete mathematics, or statistics).
Students can satisfy the program’s prerequisites by taking the following undergraduate courses at UNH Manchester and getting a minimum grade of B:
- CIS 425 Introduction to Programming
- CIS 520 Database Design and Development
- CIS 542 Applications in Operating Systems
- CIS 550 Networking Concepts
- MA 418 Precalculus or MA420 Finite Mathematics
The M.S. IT program has two options: thesis and project.
Both options require completion of 33 credits (11 courses), including:
- Five core information technology courses (18 credits) and
- Two IT integration courses (6 credits).
- M.S .Thesis option requires
- Two elective course (6 credits) and
- Thesis (6 credits) to be completed under the supervision of a thesis adviser and a thesis committee of at least three members.
- MS Project option requires
- Three elective courses (9 credits) and
- Project (3 credits) to be completed under the supervision of a faculty adviser.
Core IT Courses
CIS 805 Web Application Development
CIS 810 Object Oriented Software Development
CIS 815 Information Security
CIS 820 Database Systems and Technologies
CIS 825 Networking Technologies
IT Integration Courses
CIS 830 Computing Infrastructures
CIS 831 System Integration and Architecture
CIS 905 Advanced Web Systems and Services
CIS 910 Open Source Software Development
CIS 915 System and Network Security
CIS 920 Advanced Database Systems
CIS 930 Server Technologies and Applications
CIS 932 Design Patterns
Elective courses can also be selected from the curriculum of the graduate certificate in Software System Engineering that is offered by the CS department and whose courses are taught in Manchester:
CS 818 Software Systems Engineering Process
CS 853 Software Project Management
CS 851 System Requirements Engineering
CS 823 System Test and Evaluation
CS 852 Software Architecture Concepts
Other options are courses in the Master of Science in Management of Technology (MOT) program.
CIS 898 Master’s Project
The project course typically deals with an authentic project or problem to solve, which is integrative in nature and requires IT research.
CIS 899 Master’s Thesis (6 credits)
|CIS||805||Web Application Development||3|
|CIS||810||Object-Oriented Software Development||3|
|CIS||831||System Integration and Architecture||3|