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

M.S. in Information Technology


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Through the M.S. in Information Technology program, students study ways to apply best principles and practices in information technology and prepare to pursue senior-level or management careers in the field. Students explore ways to create, maintain, and secure information systems. The curriculum balances theory and the practical application of best software engineering principles and practices so that students can learn to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, maintainable software. This program has two specializations: Information Security and Software Engineering.

Note for Track 1 only: In addition to standard master’s admissions criteria, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in information technology (IT), computer science, computer/software engineering OR more than 3 years of full-time professional experience in an IT role, including experience in object-oriented programming. Applicants must also supply a resume.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Apply core information technology principles and practices.
2. Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, maintainable software.
3. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
4. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
5. Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
6. Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems.

Specializations

Degree Requirements

Track 1: 37 semester credits

  • Foundations course (1 sem. cr.)
  • Information Technology core courses (21 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Track 2: 49 semester credits

  • Foundations course (1 sem. cr.)
  • Information Systems core courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Information Technology core courses (21 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Curriculum


The M.S. in Information Technology program has two tracks, providing different levels of foundational knowledge based on the students’ studies and experiences prior to entering the program. All students complete the same Information Technology core and specialization curriculum.

  • Track 1: Curriculum for students who hold an undergraduate degree in information technology, computer science, or computer/software engineering or have more than three years of full-time professional experience in an information technology role, including experience in object-oriented programming.
  • Track 2: Curriculum for students who have the information technology education or experience for Track 1.

Program Data


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