Degree Requirements

Full–time students must select Thesis Option to complete the program.

Part–time students will have three options for completing the program:

  1. Thesis Option: Five 3.00 credit courses and a thesis
  2. Major Research Project (MRP) Option: Seven 3.00 credit courses and a research project
  3. Coursework Option: Ten 3.00 credit courses

Part–time students must select one of the above options prior to beginning the program. Option changes will be possible with the approval of the Graduate Program Director.

Part–time students choosing the coursework option will be advised that this option may limit their eligibility for most PhD programs in the area of Information Technology.

Students must select one of the above options prior to beginning the program. Option changes will be possible with the approval of the Graduate Program Director.

Students choosing the coursework option will be advised that this option may limit their eligibility for most PhD programs in the area of Information Technology.

Students must successfully complete the following:

The required half course:
*ITEC 6310 3.00 Research Methods in Information Technology

An additional 12 credits (thesis); 18 (MRP); 27 (coursework) from the MAIST core:

ITEC 4010/5210 3.00 Systems Analysis and Design
*ITEC 6205 3.00 Advanced Web Mining
*ITEC 6110 3.00 Business Process Management Service
*ITEC 6120 3.00 Systems Requirements Management
*ITEC 6130 3.00 Service Oriented Computing
*ITEC 6140 3.00 Software Product Lines
*ITEC 6210 3.00 Advanced Information Retrieval Systems
*ITEC 6220 3.00 Advanced Information Management
*ITEC 6230 3.00 Health Information Systems
*ITEC 6320 3.00 Information Technology and Organizational Strategy
*ITEC 6330 3.00 Designing and Building e–Business Applications
*ITEC 6340 3.00 Application and Design of Metaheuristics
*ITEC 6970 3.00 Advanced Topics in Information Technology

Up to six credits of elective courses from other units may be taken in place of credits from the MAIST core, where appropriate to support students’ research or career specializations, and with permission of their supervisors and the Graduate Program Director.

For more information, please visit the graduate admissions website.