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Program Requirements Quarter Hours
Degree Requirements 52
Total hours required 52

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze and design a complex information system using data and process modeling.
  • Create a project plan for the development of an information system.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of network computing and cloud computing policies in a multi-location organization.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of a security policy, citing strengths and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Evaluate project and IT management situations to determine which of the various categories of leadership approaches is most appropriate, and construct a plan to apply those leadership techniques.
  • Interpret and use financial statements to analyze the position, performance and changes in the financial position of an organization.
  • Apply marketing metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing activities.

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Course Title Quarter Hours
CDM Required Courses  
IS 421 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS 4
PM 430 FUNDAMENTALS OF IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT 4
CSEC 440 INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT (FORMERLY CNS 440) 4
ECT 424 ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE 4
HCI 440 INTRODUCTION TO USER-CENTERED DESIGN 4
Kellstadt Required Courses  
ACC 502 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING 4
MKT 555 MARKETING MANAGEMENT 4
MGT 500 LEADING EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONS 4
MGT 504 FUNDAMENTALS OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2
MGT 554 MANAGING HUMAN CAPITAL 2
GSB 525 BUSINESS INNOVATION & DESIGN (FORMERLY MGT 573) 4
Open Elective Courses  
Select eight (8) credit hours of Open Electives 1 8
Capstone 2 4

Capstone Options

Students have the option of completing either (a) IS 577 (Information Systems capstone course) or IS 580 (Technology Entrepreneurship), (b) a Graduate Internship (4 credits), (c) two quarters of CSC 500 (a Research Colloquium course), (d) IS 696 (a Master's Project course), or (e) a Master’s Thesis.

  • Capstone Courses
  • Graduate Internship
    • An internship offers students the opportunity integrate their academic experience with on-the-job training in information systems. Students must enroll in CSC 697 for four (4) credit hours to satisfy the practicum requirement. These are the steps:
    1. Secure an internship with a focus in information systems.
    2. International Students must obtain the appropriate practical training form and meet with an advisor in the CDM Academic Center for approval (http://oiss.depaul.edu/Requests/Forms/index.asp).
    3. Login to MyCDM and click the “MyInternships” link on the left to start the course enrollment process.
  • Research Options
    • CSC 500 This is a course for two (2) credit hours therefore students must enroll in the course in each of two (2) separate quarters.
    • Master’s Research
      • Up to eight (8) credit hours with Major Elective substitutions.
    • IS 696
    • Master’s Thesis
      • A student who has made an original contribution to the area may choose to complete a Master’s Thesis. The process is:
      1. Complete IS 590 as a Major Elective substitution.
      2. The student and the student’s research advisor form a Master’s Thesis Committee of three (3) faculty.
      3. The student enrolls in IS 698 for two (2) consecutive quarters. In the event, the students has not completed the thesis within these two (2) quarters, the student will be allowed to register for the zero (0) credit hour course CSC 698 and the transcript will show the thesis title as the course topic.
      4. The student will need to submit to the committee a thesis detailing the results of the research project. After a public defense, the committee will decide whether to accept the thesis.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies, see the DePaul Graduate Handbook.