Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Information Technology, Master of Science (MSIT)

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree is focused on preparing IT professionals with technology management and technical skills to support business objectives, while securing organizations. The MSIT program enables students to: formulate strategies to solve technology related problems, draw conclusions about how to solve technical problems through root cause analysis, adapt critical security and risk management strategies, synthesize best practices and standards for strategic and tactical security implementations, appraise professional work ethic and integrity, solve problems through research, experimentation and analysis, and deliver concise communications that synthesize complex information. The MSIT program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills for students with a Bachelor degree in technology, while enabling students new to technology to build critical skills for success in the massive growth sector.

The MSIT program consists of 11-17 courses for 33-45 semester credit hours. The MSIT degree requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence at Walsh.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

MSIT Foundation Courses

IT 501IT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

3

IT 530SQL & DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS

1

IT 531NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS

1

IT 532OPERATING SYSTEMS AND VIRTUALIZATION

3

IT 533PROGRAMMING I

3

QM 501INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS

1

MSIT Core Courses

IT 505GOVERNANCE, RISK & COMPLIANCE

3

IT 534PROGRAMMING II

3

IT 551PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

3

IT 565FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 599CAPSTONE

3

MSIT Concentrations – Select One

Cybersecurity

IT 510CYBERSECURITY STRATEGIES AND TACTICS

3

IT 511THREATS, VULNERABILITIES, CONTROLS, AND COUNTERMEASURES

3

IT 512INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

3

IT 536DIGITAL FORENSICS

3

IT 537CRYPTOGRAPHY

3

IT 538CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

3

Data Science

IT 540INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE

3

IT 542BIG DATA ANALYTICS

3

IT 544DATA VISUALIZATION AND PREDICTIVE MODELING

3

IT 545PROGRAMMING FOR DATA ANALYSIS

3

IT 556MACHINE LEARNING

3

QM 505DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING

3

MSIT Additional Electives (if needed)

Choose from the approved MSIT electives listed above.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a master’s degree from Walsh.

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the chief academic officer or designee.
  • Students are limited to no more than 6 semester credit hours of courses in directed study, practicum and/or internships.
  • Earn a minimum 33 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 15 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 18 semester credit hours in residence in the MSIT program.
  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in each course counted toward graduation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the degree requirements at Walsh.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”