D.Sc. Information Systems Course Summary

Knowledge Courses*

DSU Classes3-15 Credits
Information Systems INFS 601 3
Foundations of Programming INFS 605 3
Applied Statistics INFS 608 3
Mgmt & Evaluation of Information Systems INFS 612 3
An Introduction to Research INFS 614 3

Master's Level Information Systems Required Classes

DSU Classes 18 Credits
Systems Analysis and Design Using Case-based Tools INFS 720 3
Project and Change Management INFS 724 3
Web Application Development INFS 730 3
IT Infrastructure, Technology and Network Management INFS 750 3
Enterprise Modeling, and Data Management INFS 760 3
Information Technology Strategy and Policy INFS 780 3

Master's Level Information Systems Specializations: Select one of four specializations

DSU Classes9 Credits

Data Management

DSU Classes 9 Credits
Data Warehousing & Data Mining INFS 762 3
Information Retrieval INFS 764 3
Advanced Database INFS 766 3

Application Development

DSU Classes 9 Credits
Emerging Technologies and Issues INFS 732 3
Multi-tiered and Service-Oriented Architectures INFS 734 3
Technology for Mobile Devices INFS 736 3

Network Administration & Security

DSU Classes 9 Credits
Advanced Network Technology & Management INFS 752 3
Network Security & Intrusion Detection INFS 754 3
Cloud Computing and Network Services INFS 756 3

Healthcare Information Systems

DSU Classes 9 Credits
Introduction to Healthcare Information INFS 701 3
Healthcare Information Infrastructure INFS 742 3
Healthcare Information Analysis INFS 744 3

Research Methods

DSU Classes 9 Credits
Design Research Methods INFS 805 3
Qualitative Research Methods INFS 810 3
Quantitative Research Methods INFS 815 3

Research Specializations: Select one of three specializations

DSU Classes27 Credits

Analytics and Decision Support

DSU Classes 27 credits
Decision Support systems INFS 830 3
Knowledge Management INFS 834 3
Dec Support/Knowledge Mgmt Research INFS 838 3
Research Seminar Topics INFS 890 6
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Information Assurance and Computer Security

DSU Classes 27 credits
Principles of Information Assurance INFA 701 3
Managing Security Risks INFA 713 3
Info Assurance/Computer Security Research INFS 848 3
Research Seminar Topics INFS 890 6
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Healthcare Information Systems

DSU Classes 27 credits
Healthcare Information Analysis INFS 744 3
Current Issues in Health Informatics INFS 820 3
Health Informatics Research INFS 868 3
Research Seminar Topics INFS 890 6
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Specialization Electives: Select four (12 cr.) courses from the list below

Course NumberCourseCredit hoursAnalytics & Decision SupportInformation Assurance
& Computer Security
Healthcare Information Systems
INFS 830 Decision support systems 3 R E E
INFS 834 Knowledge management 3 R E E
INFS 762 Data Warehousing & Data Mining 3 E   E
INFS 764 Information Retrieval 3 E   E
INFS 766 Advanced Database 3 E   E
INFS 768 Predictive Analytics for Decision Making 3 E    
INFS 770 Advanced Data Mining Applications   E    
HIMS 746 Data Management in Health Informatics 3     E
HIMS 747 Business of Health Informatics 3     E
HIMS 748 IS Tools & Applications for Healthcare Research 3     E
INFA 713 Managing Security Risks 3 E R E
INFA 715 Data Privacy 3   E E
INFA 719 Software Security 3   E  
INFA 721 Computer Forensics 3   E  
INFA 723

Cryptography

3   E  
INFA 725

Advanced Network Hacking

3   E  
INFA 729

Advanced Web Hacking

3   E  
INFA 739

Software Quality Assurance

3   E  
INFA 741 Introduction to Banking 3 E E  
INFA 743 Information Security Management Systems     E  
INFA 745 Compliance and Audit 3   E  
INFA 751

Wireless Security

3   E  
R:Required E: Elective
*Required only of students who do not meet specific admission knowledge requirements.

Last Updated: 7/10/14