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Core courses and electives are listed below. Students must take all ten core course and two electives. If the thesis option is elected, students must take all ten core courses plus six thesis credits. Students who wish to take an additional elective must request approval from the program office prior to registration. Plans for the thesis option must be made with and approved by the program office.

This option provides the opportunity for master’s students in computer information systems to earn the Ph.D. in computer information systems or information systems in a shorter time. In addition to the requirements specified in the section Early Admission into the Ph.D. Program, the student must have completed CISC 610 Programming Languages, CISC 640 Operating Systems, MCIS 630 Database Systems, CISC 680 Software Engineering, and CISC 650 Computer Networks.

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