The MSIS Degree Programs offers a number of Areas of Concentration, which are closely tied to career paths and academic areas of interest: Big Data Analytics, Database and Web Systems, Geoinformatics, Human Centered Computing, Information Security, and Telecommunications and Distributed Systems.
Note that students are not required to select an Area of Concentration; however, if an Area of Concentration is chosen, students will follow a more stringent plan of study specific to the chosen Area of Concentration. As well, some Areas of Concentration have additional pre-requisites; therefore, students may need to complete courses above and beyond the standard 36 credit requirement.
Areas of Concentration may be selected, or changed, until the end of the term in which 18 credits will be completed.
If the Telecommunications and Distributed Systems Area of Concentration is selected, students will follow the curriculum outlined in the following sections.