Master of Information Science
The Interdisciplinary Program in Information Sciences offers a course of study through the School of Library and Information Sciences leading to the Master of Information Science degree (MIS) with a concentration in one of two tracks: networking and communications; and strategic information management. (See MIS Tracks.)
The student learning outcomes of the graduate program are:
Students must earn 36 semester hours of course work approved by the Dean of the School.
The following are the core prerequisites and required core courses for the MIS degree. (See MIS recommended course sequences.)
Required Core Courses
LSIS 5010, Information Systems in Organizations [*] (Should be taken during the first semester in the program)
LSIS 5475, Communications Science I [*] (Should be taken during the first semester in the program)
LSIS 5110, Information Systems Policy
LSIS 5171, Systems Analysis
LSIS 5451, Database Systems
LSIS 5452, Advanced Database Systems (Prerequisite: LSIS 5451)
LSIS 5610, Information Systems Projects (Should be taken at the end of the MIS program)
[*] Prerequisite to all 5000 level courses.
Students may be exempt from one or more of the required courses based on prior educational experience. However, exemption from one or more of the required courses does not reduce the requirement that students earn 36 semester hours of course work.
In addition to the 21 semester hours of required coursework, students must earn 15 semester hours of credit from courses from one of two tracks: networking and communications; and strategic information management. (See MIS Tracks.)
Students are also required to demonstrate knowledge of a foreign language, sign language, statistics, or a computer language. This requirement may be fulfilled by two semesters of course work (6 hrs credit) in a foreign language, sign language, statistics, or a computer language at the undergraduate or graduate level. Original transcripts showing the pertinent courses must be provided as evidence prior to the application for graduation. Alternatively, the requirement may be fulfilled (a) if the student passes a modern language examination administered for this purpose by the Modern Foreign Language Department at North Carolina Central University in French, German, or Spanish, or (b) if the student has a currently valid professional IT certification. No courses taken for this purpose may be counted for course credit toward the master's degree.