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A concentration/career track consists of five or more related electives that prepare a student for a specialization. Tracks are, by definition and implementation, multidisciplinary, often involving courses in a division other than Information Technology and Advanced Communications. For example, the Training Skills specialization in an academic track may be taken in the Division of Education and in the Business Division.
The M.S. in Information Systems Technologies program includes a concentration, or “career track”, chosen by the student. With this option, students are able to tailor their academic study to their current or intended career track. These concentrations are multidisciplinary and may involve courses in a division other than Information Technology & Advanced Communications. This allows for a high degree of specialization. The available concentrations are:
To qualify for the Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technologies, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credit hours (12 courses), including IST 8100 (Integration Capstone Component) and IST 8101 (Field Experience/Internship). Both are intended to enhance a student’s occupational interest through the correlation of theory and practice. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The program must be completed within five years.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2012 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.