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Master of Professional Studies Degree and Graduate Certificate Programs

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Today, as corporations conduct most of their business and financial transactions over computer networks, knowledgeable computer experts are in high demand. Top security measures need to be put into place to protect data, combat cyber-attacks, and prepare for the next generation of computer networks. The College of IST has responded by creating master of professional studies (MPS) degree programs that target seasoned professionals and leverage their extensive industry knowledge.

MPS in Information Sciences


The 33-credit Master of Professional Studies in Information Sciences (MPS in IS) degree is designed for professionals and organizational leaders who want to take on greater responsibilities related to information technology, and for those who want to transition into a career that uses information sciences to support decision making.

MPS in Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise architecture (EA) is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating, and improving the key requirements, principles, and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution and transformation.

MPS in Homeland Security

Cyber threats and cybersecurity are increasingly critical areas of focus for the U.S. government, with the Department of Homeland Security serving as the coordinating agency. If you are a computer and information systems specialist looking to advance your career, or to move into the government or private sector supporting government initiatives, the Information Security and Forensics (ISF) option in the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security degree will help you achieve your goals.

Certificate in Information Systems Cybersecurity

 Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Information Systems Cybersecurity Targeted for mid- to high-level information technology professionals in all industry sectors, the 15-credit Information Systems Cybersecurity certificate provides a solid graduate-level education for individuals who desire to strengthen their knowledge and skills in information security and information security management.

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Architecture

The 9-credit Graduate Certificate in EA introduces you to the role of an enterprise architect in strategic-, business-, and technology-planning methods and teaches you how to understand, analyze, justify, and communicate the solution of enterprise architecture problems in your current work experience.

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These are the best online masters in computer information technology programs, based on factors such as admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and academic and career support services offered to students.


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