CIP Code: 11.0401
SLIS also offers a Master’s in Information Science (MIS). The MIS affords the students in the LIS program with additional electives in technical areas including database, systems analysis, networking, and data mining. Concentrations in the MIS degree include Networking and Communications, Strategic Information Management, and Health Informatics. Each specialization or concentration requires 36 hours of graduate courses. These concentrations share 7 core courses (21 hours) but vary in terms of concentration requirements and recommended electives. Each area gives students the chance to see how information systems vary in organizations, but include databases and internet or telecommunications. Learning how to support smart phone applications, maker spaces, artificial intelligence, group work, and business analytics supports students’ efforts in problem solving, knowledge management, and project work. The core courses are: LSIS 5010 - Information Systems in Organizations , LSIS 5475 - Communications Science I , LSIS 5110 - Information Policy and the Information Society , LSIS 5171 - Systems Analysis and Design , LSIS 5451 - Database Systems , LSIS 5452 - Advanced Data Base Systems , and LSIS 5610 - Information Systems Projects .
There are 12 hours of courses for each specialization. These are the specialization courses, and as part of the flexibility of the MIS degree program, some courses can be taken as electives by students in different concentrations and substitutions can be considered from other disciplines too:
In addition, students in the MIS degree program can select an elective from other specializations or MLS courses, or other disciplines as approved by an advisor. As well as the option to take LSIS 5700 - Independent Study and LSIS 5620 - Practicum , electives may include: LSIS 5450 - Digital Preservation , LSIS 5883 - Graphical Representation , or LSIS 5750 - Special Topics .
See our SLIS homepage (www.nccuslis.org) for more details about each MIS specialization.