2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.S. in Information Systems

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Through the M.S. in Information Systems program, students have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of technology. Students engage in coursework to explore ways to use technology to enhance decision making and organizational effectiveness. Students also study theory, while applying principles of information security and data protection to the construction of advanced information systems. In the capstone course, students plan, manage, and implement relevant and appropriate technologies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Apply core information technology principles and practices.
2. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
3. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
4. Evaluate professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
5. Apply software and system development techniques in the analysis and design of information systems.
6. Demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behavior in the development and deployment of information systems to meet organizational needs.

Degree Requirements

37 total semester credit hours

  • Foundations course (1 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (33 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)


Capstone Course (3 sem. cr.)

Course Sequence




ISYS 6100 Foundations for Graduate Study in Information Systems and Technology 
ISYS 6010 Fundamentals of Information Systems

ISYS 6020 Core Web Technologies


ISYS 6030 Principles of Programming

ISYS 6040 Systems Analysis and Design


ISYS 6111 Information Technology in the Organization

ISYS 6120 Operating System and Network Architecture


ISYS 6130 Advanced Software Development

ISYS 6140 Data Modeling and Database Design


ISYS 6150 Principles of Software Engineering

ISYS 6160 Enterprise Systems Architecture


ISYS 6170  Fundamentals of Information Assurance

ISYS 6900 IT Capstone














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