Masters Programs Guidelines
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Masters in Information Science (MS IS)
The information and data sciences disciplines are expanding rapidly thanks to the pressing demand for new innovations in information retrieval, storage, processing, and analysis tools and techniques. The Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) degree is a 33-credit-hour program that is designed to give individuals advanced knowledge and skills in the concepts and technologies for working with large amounts of complex data. This degree can also be a stepping stone towards pursuing the Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science, and the Graduate Certificate in Data Science can be earned as a subset of the MSIS requirements.
Possible Career Paths: Software Engineer, Database Architect, Data Scientist, etc.
MS IS Program Coordinator: Dr. Daniel Berleant (email@example.com)
Masters of Science in Business Information Systems (MS BIS)
The program places emphasis on strategic IT applications and the development of project management, teamwork, and communication competencies. It is designed to build upon business experiences to prepare graduates for leadership roles such as CIO, IT manager, senior business systems analyst, senior database administrator, and project manager.
Possible Career Paths: Information Officer, Business Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Data Analyst, Project Manager
MS BIS Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Masters of Science in Computer Science (MS CS)
The Master of Science in a computer science program at UA Little Rock reflects current trends in the computing discipline and provides students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation for careers in computing and/or advanced graduate studies. The curriculum centers on a core of courses covering major traditional areas of computer science: software engineering, operating systems, computer architecture, telecommunications and networking, and analysis of algorithms. It also allows students flexibility in acquiring in-depth knowledge of important areas of specialization through the selection of electives. Students may also elect one of three options (thesis, project, comprehensive exam) for satisfying the requirements for the master’s degree. The program is accessible to both day and evening students and lends itself to both full and part-time study.
Possible Career Paths: Software Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Data Scientist, etc.
MS CS Program Coordinator: Dr. Albert Baker (email@example.com)
Masters of Science in Information Quality (MS IQ)
The Master of Science in Information Quality (MSIQ) is a 33 credit hour program designed for a professional, who is interested in pursuing a career in the Information Quality field. The MSIQ is a career-oriented program focusing on IQ practice and skills as well as IQ theory. Students can complete the program by either project or thesis option. MSIQ students can proceed at their own pace and can earn their degree in as little 18 months. The MSIQ program also provides an entry into the IQ Track of the Integrated Computing PhD program for students interested in continuing their IQ studies at the doctoral level.
Possible Career Paths: Data Quality Analyst, Information Management Analyst, etc.
MS IQ Program Coordinator: Dr. John Talburt (firstname.lastname@example.org)