PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

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The Professional Master of Science with Major in Information Technology and Management (MSITM) is designed for working professionals with background in information technology, information systems, data analytics, computer science and related disciplines, and prepares students for engineering and management positions in several areas including software engineering, information technology, database systems, data analytics, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. They will be able to advance their career with an accelerated graduate program and obtain an advanced degree while continuing their professional career.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) MSITM programs offers two concentrations:

  1.  Advanced Information Technology; and 
  2.  Computer Science Data Analytics

Courses in the program expose students to the latest advances in information technology and management. The course offering format includes evenings, weekends, and online material using Canvas. The Professional MSITM program has 30 graduate credits, and it is course based (i.e., non-thesis). Each course duration is 4 weeks or 8 weeks. Students will be able to complete the program in 1.5 years. The program can be completed on campus or fully online.

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  • Perfect for working professionals
  • Flexible format with online and on campus classes 
  • GRE may be waived based on industry work experience 
  • FAU ranked as one of America's Best Value Colleges by Forbes 
  • Each course duration is either 4 or 8 weeks

Admission Requirements

  • Students are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in information technology, information systems, data analytics, computer science, or an IT-related field of study. Applicants with another undergraduate degree and documented work experience of two or more years in an IT function will be evaluated as well. Students are expected to have taken a programming course, methods of calculus or calculus 1, and a course in statistics. The admission committee will evaluate the application holistically to determine applicant suitability using several factors such as academic performance, GPA, GRE scores, background and experience. The admission committee may assign remedial courses on a case-by-case basis
  • Submit official transcripts from previous institutions attended. The desirable minimum bachelor GPA is 3.0 (of a 4.0 maximum).
  • Submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. The GRE requirement may be waived based on industry work experience.

Note: In response to COVID-19, GRE is waived as a requirement for admission to all graduate programs in the EECS department through Fall 2023.

  • International students from non-English-speaking countries must be proficient in written and spoken English as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 500 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), or 79 (Internet-based test), or at least 6.0 on the IELTS.

Degree Requirements

Students must satisfy all of the University graduate requirements. In addition, the following requirements must be met:

1. Must have a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better. 

2. All courses in the degree program must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

3. At least one-half of the credits must be at the 6000 level.

 

Curriculum

The Professional MSITM program requires a minimum of 30 credits distributed as follows: 24 CS credits and 6 Business credits.

MSITM – Advanced Information Technology (AIT) Concentration

  • Core courses (9 credits).
CEN 5035 Software Engineering
COP 6731 Theory and Implementation of the Database Systems
ISM 6026 Management of Information Systems and Technology

 

  • CS Electives (18 credits): take six courses from the professional graduate courses with prefix CAP, CDA, CEN, CIS, COP, COT and CNT.
  • Business Elective (3 credits): contact grad@eng.fau.edu for the list of Business Electives.

Program Worksheet AIT Concentration

MSITM – Computer Science Data Analytics (CSDA) Concentration

  • Core courses (9 credits).                                                                                                                          
CAP 5768 Introduction to Data Science 
CEN 5035 Software Engineering
COP 6731 Theory and Implementation of the Database Systems

 

  • CS Electives (15 credits). Take five courses as follows: two professional graduate courses with prefix CAP and three professional graduate courses with prefix CAP, CDA, CEN, CIS, COP, COT or CNT.
  • Business Electives (6 credits). contact grad@eng.fau.edu for the list of Business Electives.

Program Worksheet CSDA

2022 - 2023 Course Schedule and Descriptions

Program Fees

The Professional MS in Information Technology and Management is a full-service, all-inclusive program. Professional MS in Information Technology and Management Program fees cover all program costs, including tuition, meals for on-campus Saturday classes, course materials and graduation activities.

Total Cost: $800 per credit-hour; total cost for 30 credit-hours is $24,000.

Tuition Fees: Flexible payment plan and financial aid payment methods are available. 

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For more information about this program, please contact us at grad@eng.fau.edu.