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Our MS IST degree is available in two options—with and without a thesis. Both options require 30 credit hours of graduate coursework.
The MS degree with thesis has three components: core courses (12 credits), electives (12 credits) and research (6 credits).
The MS degree without thesis has two components: core courses (12 credits) and electives (18 credits).
The four required core courses are designed to ensure that all students study the four information systems perspectives of human perception, application implementation, organizational systems and network design.
In order to fulfill the MS IST electives, many students opt to complete a graduate certificate, which is a set of four courses selected to fit an emphasis area. This option allows you to give your master's degree a documented focus. You may also work with your advisor to develop a broad-focus degree to suit your own needs.