2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

65 Master of Science in Information Science Dr. Jennifer Plantier, Program Director The objective of the Master of Science in Information Science program is to provide its graduates with the analytical, managerial, and technical skills to enhance the lives of the people and organizations within their sphere of influence. Learning Outcomes: In the process of successful completion of the Master of Science in Information Science program students will: • analyze, design, and implement solutions to information systems projects and problems • construct computer programs to automate tasks, to solve problems, and to interact with or augment existing systems • demonstrate understanding of the impact of security concerns and measures as applied to the design and implementation of information systems • utilize analytic techniques for using mainstream and emerging technologies to solve business problems • develop and express an ethical framework from which technological challenges are addressed Requirements for admission to MSIS To be eligible for admission to the MSIS program, a student would need the following: 1. An undergraduate degree with a major or minor in business, information systems, computer science or other science field. 2. 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work or a previous Master’s degree, or 5 years of work experience, or approval from the Program Director 3. All undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts (International students must have transcripts translated through WES) 4. Writing sample 5. International students must also follow the necessary requirements for admission into Hardin- Simmons University *Note: No GMAT or GRE required. Curriculum The program provides a tightly prescribed list of courses that are progressive in nature. A cohort of students are admitted into the 2-year program each fall for the following course of study: Fall Semester 1 ISCI 5320 Database Systems ......................................................................................................3 ISCI 6310 Applied Programming ...............................................................................................3 ISCI 6321 Management Information Systems............................................................................3 Spring Semester 1 ISCI 5324 Networking ................................................................................................................3 ISCI 5364 E Commerce ..............................................................................................................3 ISCI 6320 Advanced Business Analytics ...................................................................................3

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