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					School Of Information Studies
Liz Liddy, De an
Hinds Hall
isc ho o l. syr. e du

About T he School
The Syra c use Unive rsity Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s (iSc ho o l) is a le a ding Unive rsity c e nte r in a dva nc ing
bo th the the o ry a nd pra c tic e o f the info rma tio n pro fe ssio ns, ba se d o n a n inte rdisc iplina ry vie w o f info rma tio n
phe no me na . The iSc ho o l a t Syra c use —the o rig ina l info rma tio n sc ho o l—is a le a de r in the info rma tio n fie ld,
whic h lie s a t the inte rse c tio n o f ma na g e me nt, te c hno lo g y, a nd pe o ple . The iSc ho o l o ffe rs a n inno va tive
c urric ulum tha t is c o ntinuo usly upda te d to me e t future industry tre nds a nd inc o rpo ra te ra pidly c ha ng ing
te c hno lo g ie s. The iSc ho o l a t Syra c use Unive rsity is c urre ntly ra nke d No . 1 in info rma tio n syste ms, a c c o rding to
U.S. News & World Report.

O ur a ppro a c h sta nds o ut fro m o the r institutio ns tha t o ffe r c o mpute r sc ie nc e , ma na g e me nt, info rma tio n sc ie nc e ,
a nd re la te d pro g ra ms in tha t o ur fo c us is o n use rs a nd use r info rma tio n ne e ds a s a sta rting po int fo r inte g ra ting
info rma tio n a nd info rma tio n te c hno lo g y into o rg a niz a tio ns. The fa c ulty c o mbine s e xpe rtise in info rma tio n
syste ms, ling uistic s, c o mpute r sc ie nc e , libra ry sc ie nc e , e duc a tio n, busine ss ma na g e me nt, sc ho o l me dia , dig ita l
lite ra c y, ma na g e me nt info rma tio n syste ms, te le c o mmunic a tio ns, wire le ss a nd e me rg ing te c hno lo g ie s, a nd
c o mmunic a tio n. The fa c ulty a re ve ry a c tive in re se a rc h to pic s tha t re fle c t the ir dive rse inte lle c tua l ba c kg ro unds
a nd inte re sts.

The C e ntral The me s o f the Sc ho o l o f Info rmatio n Studie s
Five ba sic the me s e xpre ss the sc ho o l's re se a rc h a nd te a c hing missio n. The se the me s de fine o ur visio n o f the info rma tio n fie ld a nd pro vide a
fo c us fo r bo th the de sig n o f o ur c urric ulum a nd o ur spo nso re d re se a rc h.

The Inte rre latio nship Amo ng the Five C e ntral The me s o f the Sc ho o l o f Info rmatio n Studie s:


          Information and Telecommunications Management c o nside rs info rma tio n a nd te c hno lo g ie s within o rg a niz a tio na l c o nte xts.
          Information in the Marketplace re la te s ho w o rg a niz a tio ns inte ra c t with e a c h o the r a nd e xc ha ng ing info rma tio n a nd pro duc ts.
          Information Representation and Retrieval fo rms the building blo c ks o f info rma tio n syste ms a s we ll a s the pro c e sse s ne c e ssa ry to e na ble
          huma ns to a c c e ss a nd use info rma tio n.
          Human-Information Interaction fo c use s o n pe o ple a nd ho w the individua l o r g ro up se e ks a nd use s the pro duc ts o f info rma tio n
          re pre se nta tio n a nd re trie va l.
          Information and Society c o nside rs the implic a tio ns a nd issue s fo r c ulture a nd so c ie ty o f the bro a d sc o pe o f info rma tio n syste ms a nd
          te c hno lo g ie s.


The Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s o ffe rs the fo llo wing de g re e pro g ra ms:

Unde rg raduate
          Ba c he lo r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt a nd Te c hno lo g y
          Dua l Ma jo r in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt a nd Te c hno lo g y a nd Whitma n Sc ho o l o f Ma na g e me nt
          Dua l Ma jo r in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt a nd Te c hno lo g y a nd Ne who use Sc ho o l o f Public Co mmunic a tio ns
          Mino r in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt a nd Te c hno lo g y
          Mino r in G lo ba l Ente rprise Te c hno lo g y
Graduate
          Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e
          Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e , Sc ho o l Me dia Spe c ia liz a tio n
          Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt
          Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt
          Exe c utive Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt
          Ph.D in Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e a nd Te c hno lo g y
          Pro fe ssio na l Do c to ra te in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt


The Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s a lso o ffe rs Ce rtific a te s o f Adva nc e d Study in the fo llo wing a re a s:
          Cultura l He rita g e Pre se rva tio n
          Dig ita l Libra rie s
          e G o ve rnme nt Ma na g e me nt a nd Le a de rship
          Info rma tio n Se c urity Ma na g e me nt
          Info rma tio n Syste ms a nd Te le c o mmunic a tio ns Ma na g e me nt
          Sc ho o l Me dia

Message From T he Dean
Eliz ab e t h D . Lid d y
The g re a te st c ha lle ng e fa c ing us in o ur inc re a sing ly dig ita l wo rld is the po te ntia l fo r the we a lth o f info rma tio n tha t no w e xists to c re a te a po ve rty
o f a tte ntio n. We a s a so c ie ty ne e d to be tte r o rg a niz e , re pre se nt, lo c a te , a nd pro vide info rma tio n e ffic ie ntly a nd e ffe c tive ly, o r risk be ing
c o nsume d by this o ve ra bunda nc e o f info rma tio n. Tha t’s whe re the Syra c use Unive rsity Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s (iSc ho o l) ma ke s o ne o f its
mo st sig nific a nt c o ntributio ns.
We c o nne c t pe o ple to the info rma tio n the y se e k so the y c a n ma ke the be st de c isio ns fo r the ir o rg a niz a tio ns—whe the r the ir busine ss is
c o mme rc e , g o ve rnme nt, e nte rta inme nt, c o mmunic a tio ns, me dic ine , e duc a tio n, o r huma n se rvic e s. All o f the se o rg a niz a tio ns ma ke de c isio ns a nd
ta ke a c tio ns ba se d o n the info rma tio n tha t is kno wn. O ur g ra dua te s e nsure tha t the y ha ve the mo st a c c ura te a nd a ppro pria te info rma tio n fro m
whic h to ba se tho se de c isio ns.

O ur e xpe rtise in info rma tio n ma na g e me nt is a ttra c ting the a tte ntio n o f c o mpa nie s a s we ll a s g o ve rnme nts a nd o rg a niz a tio ns a ro und the g lo be
tha t c o mpe te to re c ruit o ur g ra dua te s. Fo r insta nc e , fina nc ia l se rvic e s g ia nt, JPMo rg a n Cha se , initia te d a c o lla bo ra tio n with Syra c use Unive rsity,
pa rtly be c a use o f the iSc ho o l’s No . 1 ra nking in info rma tio n syste ms a nd e xc e lle nt re puta tio n a c ro ss a ll o f its pro g ra ms. O ur fa c ulty me mbe rs
a re no w wo rking with JPMo rg a n Cha se le a de rship to c ra ft a wo rld-c la ss e nte rprise info rma tio n te c hno lo g y c urric ulum a s we ll a s de ve lo p
re se a rc h pro je c ts tha t ma ximiz e o ur fa c ulty me mbe rs’ e xpe rtise o n issue s impo rta nt to JPMo rg a n Cha se , inc luding g re e n da ta c e nte rs, g lo ba l
c o lla bo ra tio n, a nd ide ntity ma na g e me nt a nd a c c e ss c o ntro l. We ha ve simila r tie s with a ra ng e o f c o rpo ra tio ns a nd industrie s.

We e duc a te o ur libra ry a nd info rma tio n sc ie nc e stude nts to ta ke le a de rship po sitio ns in a nd to de ve lo p fo rwa rd-lo o king po lic ie s a nd g uide line s
fo r libra rie s a nd o the r o rg a niz a tio ns. O ur sc ho o l me dia fa c ulty me mbe rs a nd g ra dua te s a re c ha ng ing po lic ie s to impro ve the qua lity o f e duc a tio n
a nd to mo tiva te le a rning in stude nts o f a ll a g e s. O ur fa c ulty a nd a lumni o f the te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd ne two rk ma na g e me nt pro g ra m a re
re sha ping Inte rne t g o ve rna nc e a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns po lic ie s a ro und the g lo be , se c uring o ur ne two rks a nd info rma tio n syste ms, a nd
e xpa nding a c c e ss to info rma tio n c o mmunic a tio n a nd te c hno lo g y thro ug h inno va tive pro duc t de sig n a nd imple me nta tio n.

O ur fa c ulty me mbe rs a re ma ste rs o f ma ny a c a de mic fie lds a nd wo rk a c ro ss tra ditio na l disc iplina ry line s, a nd the y te a c h o ur stude nts to do the
sa me . This unifie d dive rsity is the stre ng th o f the sc ho o l a s we ll a s o f the info rma tio n fie ld itse lf. The info rma tio n pro fe ssio n is the fie ld o f the
future , a nd we invite yo u to be c o me pa rt o f this future . Le t us pro vide yo u with the skills to a c hie ve po sitive c ha ng e a t the inte rse c tio n o f
ma na g e me nt, te c hno lo g y, a nd pe o ple .

Jo in us!


Vision And Values
The Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s, e sta blishe d in 189 6 a nd re na me d a s the first Info rma tio n Sc ho o l in 19 74, ha s a lo ng tra ditio n o f le a ding
inno va tio n a nd c ha ng e . O ur ide a ls a nd va lue s a re the fo unda tio n fo r o ur suc c e ss.

O ur Visio n

To e xpa nd huma n c a pa bilitie s thro ug h info rma tio n.

Wha t ma tte rs is tha t we ma ke a diffe re nc e in e ve rything we do , a nd tha t this diffe re nc e is a po sitive o ne a ffe c ting individua ls, o rg a niz a tio n, a nd
ultima te ly so c ie ty. We inte nd to a dd va lue to so c ie ty thro ug h e duc a tio n a nd thro ug h the info rma tio n, syste ms, a nd se rvic e s we he lp to c re a te . We
ple dg e to do this e thic a lly, c o mpe te ntly, pro fe ssio na lly, with re spe c t fo r the individua l, a nd with pa ssio n.

O ur Value s
            Inquiry. We a re de dic a te d to e xplo ra tio n. Explo ra tio n a nd inno va tio n a re c ritic a lly impo rta nt to the info rma tio n fie ld a nd a vita l pa rt o f
            o ur sc ho o l. We sha re the unive rsity's visio n o f be ing a le a ding stude nt-c e nte re d re se a rc h unive rsity by de dic a tio n to be ing a stude nt-
            c e nte re d re se a rc h c o lle g e . We pro mo te this a im thro ug h disc o ve ry, de ve lo pme nt, a pplic a tio n, inte g ra tio n, a nd a c tive le a rning .
            Individuality. We a re c o mmitte d to the individua l. Hig h-pe rfo rma nc e o rg a niz a tio ns a re c o mpo se d o f hig h-pe rfo rma nc e individua ls. O ur
            fa c ulty, sta ff, stude nts, a nd pa rtne rs a re risk ta ke rs who ha ve a hig h to le ra nc e fo r a mbig uity. While we va lue o ur wo rk to g e the r in a hig hly
            spirite d te a m a tmo sphe re , we va lue the individua l, a nd re spe c t individua lity a s suc h. O ur o rg a niz a tio na l no rms dic ta te tha t we a re
            re le ntle ss in a tta c king pro ble ms, but suppo rtive in va luing individua l diffe re nc e s.
            Dive rsity. We a re inte lle c tua lly dive rse . Co mple x pro ble ms re quire multidime nsio na l a nd inte rdisc iplina ry a na lysis a nd so lutio ns. The
            sc ho o l fo ste rs a multiplic ity o f “vo ic e s” a ddre ssing the impo rta nt a re a s o f te a c hing a nd re se a rc h in the info rma tio n fie ld. The sc ho o l
            se e ks fa c ulty fro m ma ny re la te d disc ipline s who re spe c t a dive rsity o f o pinio n a nd pe rspe c tive , a nd thrive o n the te nsio n o f disc ussio n
            a nd de ba te .
            Adaptability. We a re a da ptive a nd a ble to e vo lve . To da y's c o mpe titive , c o mple x, a nd e ve r-c ha ng ing e nviro nme nt re quire s inno va tio n,
            fle xibility, a nd ra pid re spo nse s. O ur initia tive s a nd de ve lo pme nta l pro c e sse s a re drive n by a Do -Le a rn-Re vise mo de l. This mo de l
            e nc o ura g e s e ntre pre ne urship a nd risk-ta king , c e le bra ting suc c e ss a s a c o mmunity a c hie ve me nt a nd e mbra c ing c ha lle ng e a s a le a rning
            o ppo rtunity.
            Unity. We a re a fa c ulty o f o ne . The fa c ulty sits a s a who le , no t a s individua ls o r g ro ups who re pre se nt o ne spe c ific pro g ra m in whic h
            the y te a c h o r a sc ribe a ffilia tio n. Stude nts a nd fa c ulty a re c ha lle ng e d to be ne fit fro m the pa ra do x o f a sing le info rma tio n fie ld ma nife ste d
            in ma ny pro fe ssio na l e xpre ssio ns. Stude nts a nd fa c ulty le a rn fro m e a c h o the r by sha re d inte lle c tua l e xpe rie nc e s a nd by a ppro pria te
            c urric ulum inte g ra tio n a c ro ss the de g re e pro g ra ms.
            C o ntinuity. We a re a n e nduring o rg a niz a tio n. With o ve r a c e ntury o f inno va tio n a nd le a de rship be hind us, the sc ho o l ma ke s a n
            e nduring c o ntributio n to o ur fie ld. In building o ur sc ho o l we c o nc e ntra te o n building a n e nduring o rg a niz a tio n tha t g o e s be yo nd the
            influe nc e o f a ny pa rtic ula r de a n o r me mbe r o f the fa c ulty.
O ur Go al
To tra nsfo rm the info rma tio n fie ld thro ug h le a de rship in re se a rc h, de ve lo pme nt, a nd e duc a tio n.

O ur Po ints o f Distinc tio n
            wha te ve r we do , we do thro ug h info rma tio n a nd fo r pe o ple
            thro ug h info rma tio n we tra nsfo rm individua ls, o rg a niz a tio ns, a nd so c ie ty
            we re c o g niz e tha t info rma tio n te c hno lo g y a nd ma na g e me nt pro c e sse s a re me a ns a nd no t e nds

Research Centers
Ma ny o f the fa c ulty c o nduc t the ir re se a rc h individua lly a nd in sma ll, fle xible , inte rdisc iplina ry te a ms. Fo r c e rta in spe c ia liz e d a re a s a nd c ro ss-unit
c o lla bo ra tio ns, ho we ve r, re se a rc h c e nte rs a nd la bo ra to rie s pro vide a ve nue tha t suppo rts lo ng - te rm c o mmitme nt to a pa rtic ula r re se a rc h a re a .
The fo llo wing re se a rc h c e nte rs a nd la bo ra to rie s a re lo c a te d in the sc ho o l:


            Ce nte r fo r Dig ita l Lite ra c y CDL is a n inte rdisc iplina ry, c o lla bo ra tive re se a rc h a nd de ve lo pme nt c e nte r a t Syra c use Unive rsity de dic a te d
            to (1) unde rsta nding the impa c t o f info rma tio n, te c hno lo g y, a nd me dia lite ra c ie s o n c hildre n a nd a dults (pa rtic ula rly tho se fro m
          unde rse rve d po pula tio ns) in to da y's te c hno lo g y-inte nsive so c ie ty a nd (2) studying the impa c t ha ving o r no t ha ving the se lite ra c ie s ha s
          o n pe o ple , o rg a niz a tio ns, a nd so c ie ty.
          Ce nte r fo r Co nve rg e nc e a nd Eme rg ing Ne two rk Te c hno lo g ie s CCENT The missio n o f CCENT is to unde rsta nd the future o f ne two rking
          te c hno lo g ie s, a nd to e ng a g e stude nts, fa c ulty a nd industry in the pro c e ss o f de fining a nd sha ping tha t future . CCENT c urre ntly ha s se tup
          fo ur te stbe ds fo r studying e me rg ing ne two rk te c hno lo g ie s, inc luding wire le ss ne two rking , ne two rk se c urity, unifie d c o mmunic a tio n
          syste ms, Inte rne t pro to c o l ve rsio n 6 .
          Ce nte r fo r Info rma tio n a nd Syste ms Assura nc e a nd Trust Esta blishe d in June 20 0 9 , CISAT pro mo te s the e xplo ra tio n o f ne w ide a s in
          info rma tio n a nd syste ms a ssura nc e a nd trust by bring ing to g e the r fa c ulty fro m se ve n sc ho o ls a nd c o lle g e s a t Syra c use Unive rsity: the
          Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s, L.C. Smith Co lle g e o f Eng ine e ring a nd Co mpute r Sc ie nc e , Co lle g e o f La w, Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l o f
          Citiz e nship a nd Public Affa irs, Ne who use Sc ho o l o f Public Co mmunic a tio ns, Whitma n Sc ho o l o f Ma na g e me nt, a nd the Co lle g e o f Arts
          a nd Sc ie nc e s, who sha re a c o mmo n visio n o f impro ving so c ie ty thro ug h the c re a tio n o f trustwo rthy syste ms.
          Ce nte r fo r Na tura l La ng ua g e Pro c e ssing CNLP a dva nc e s the de ve lo pme nt o f huma n-like la ng ua g e unde rsta nding so ftwa re c a pa bilitie s
          fo r g o ve rnme nt, c o mme rc ia l, a nd c o nsume r a pplic a tio ns.
          Ce nte r fo r Re se a rc h o n Co lla bo ra to rie s a nd Te c hno lo g y Enha nc e d Le a rning Co mmunitie s Co te lc o is a so c ia l sc ie nc e re se a rc h c e nte r
          o rg a niz e d to e xplo re the so c io -te c hnic a l infra struc ture re quire d to suppo rt g e o g ra phic a lly distribute d c o lla bo ra tio n a nd kno wle dg e
          wo rk, pa rtic ula rly be twe e n de ve lo pe d a nd de ve lo ping c o untrie s.
          Info rma tio n Institute o f Syra c use IIS is a lo ng sta nding re se a rc h c e nte r in the a re a s o f e duc a tio n, te c hno lo g y a nd libra ria nship. Its
          pro je c ts bring to g e the r unive rsitie s, g o ve rnme nt a g e nc ie s, a nd priva te e nte rprise s to pro mo te e a sy a c c e ss to hig h qua lity e duc a tio na l
          info rma tio n to a dive rse use r po pula tio n.
          Libra ry G a me La b o f Syra c use This re se a rc h la b e xplo re s the inte rse c tio n o f g a me s a nd libra rie s, a nd pro vide s a dvic e to libra ria ns
          a bo ut the mo st a ppro pria te g a ming a c tivitie s fo r diffe re nt de mo g ra phic g ro ups a nd libra ry g o a ls a nd pro vide a dvic e to the g a ming
          industry a bo ut the ne e ds o f libra rie s a nd sc ho o ls re g a rding g a ming .
          StudyRe spo nse Ce nte r fo r O nline Re se a rc h SCO R fa c ilita te s o nline re se a rc h fo r be ha vio ra l, so c ia l, a nd o rg a niz a tio na l sc ie nc e
          re se a rc he rs by distributing e ma il pa rtic ipa tio n re que sts to a dult re se a rc h pa rtic ipa nts. The pro je c t a c c umula te s the c ha ra c te ristic s a nd
          o utc o me s a c ro ss re se a rc h studie s in o rde r to e xplo re the fe a ture s o f studie s tha t e nc o ura g e qua lity re spo nding .
O ur fa c ulty me mbe rs e mbra c e inno va tio n a nd e ntre pre ne uria l thinking in the ir re se a rc h. Le a rn mo re a bo ut o ur e ntre pre ne uria l re se a rc h a nd
Syra c use Stude nt Sta rt-Up Ac c e le ra to r .

Hinds Hall--Academic Facilities
Hinds Ha ll, lo c a te d o n the Ma in Ca mpus Q ua d, is the ne w ho me o f the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s. This fo ur-sto ry, 48,0 0 0 squa re -fo o t
building sho wc a se s the la te st in te c hno lo g y a nd de sig n, inc luding c o lla bo ra tive wo rk ro o ms, sta te -o f-the -a rt c la ssro o ms, re se a rc h c e nte rs, a nd a
stude nt lo ung e with ho spita lity ba r. Equippe d with hig h-pe rfo rma nc e wire le ss ne two rking , the ne w fa c ility suppo rts virtua l c o lla bo ra tio ns with
g lo ba l pa rtne rs a nd inc lude s a n e nha nc e d c o mpute r la bo ra to ry infra struc ture with fo ur ma in la bs:
          The iLab—Ac c o mmo da ting up to 40 stude nts, this is the sig na ture c o mpute r la b, fe a turing dua l 19 -inc h displa y sc re e ns fo r inc re a se d
          pro duc tivity in a va rie ty o f c o mpute r a pplic a tio ns.
          iTELL (Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y Expe rie ntia l Le a rning La b)—Stude nts g e t ha nds-o n e xpe rie nc e wo rking with the la te st
          te le c o mmunic a tio ns e quipme nt o n the ir o wn se rve rs a nd ne two rking de vic e s in the iTELL Da ta Ce nte r.
          iSysLab (Info rma tio n Syste ms La b)—De dic a te d to the iSc ho o l’s mo re te c hnic a l c la sse s, this la b fe a ture s a va rie ty o f ha rdwa re a nd
          so ftwa re fo r stude nts to use .
          Inno vatio n Studio —This multi-purpo se , hig hly re c o nfig ura ble 1,0 0 0 -squa re -fo o t spa c e is mo de le d a fte r a n a rtist’s studio to pro mo te
          c o lla bo ra tio n, ide a g e ne ra tio n, a nd ra pid pro to type de ve lo pme nt fo r stude nt a nd fa c ulty te a ms. A vide o studio with e diting ba ys is
          a tta c he d.
Che c k o ut o ur mo de rn c la ssro o ms a nd c o lla bo ra to rie s/me e ting ro o ms. O r ta ke a te c h to ur o f Hinds Ha ll.
Hinds Ha ll ma rks the first time o ne building ha s be e n use d so le ly to ho use the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s. The g ro undbre a king o c c urre d in
Summe r 20 0 3, a nd the e ntire building wa s g utte d a nd re de sig ne d. Wo rking c lo se ly with iSc ho o l le a de rship a nd J.D. Ta ylo r Co nstruc tio n o f
Syra c use , Ashle y Mc G ra w Arc hite c ts tra nsfo rme d the 53-ye a r-o ld building into a sle e k, mo de rn spa c e tha t suppo rts a n o pe n e xc ha ng e o f ide a s
a nd info rma tio n. Na tura l wo o d a nd e a rthy re d a c c e nts ba la nc e the e xpo se d infra struc ture , brushe d a luminum windo w fra me s, a nd ste e l
a c c e sso rie s, muc h like the iSc ho o l’s c urric ulum ble nds te c hno lo g ic a l tra ining with a n unde rsta nding o f huma n ne e ds a nd be ha vio rs.

The Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s’ ne w ho me in Hinds Ha ll re c e ive d a 20 0 8 Ame ric a n Institute o f Arc hite c ts Ce ntra l Ne w Yo rk Cha pte r Cita tio n
Awa rd fo r the re de sig n a nd re no va tio ns c o nduc te d by Ashle y Mc G ra w Arc hite c ts o f Syra c use .


Graduate Education
At the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s (iSc ho o l) , we vie w info rma tio n a s a re so urc e tha t c a n a nd sho uld be ma na g e d. We se e k wa ys to use
e xisting a nd e me rg ing te c hno lo g ie s to fa c ilita te the e ffic ie nt tra nsfe r o f info rma tio n fro m c o rpo ra te file s, libra rie s, o r c o mpute r sto ra g e de vic e s
to the pe o ple a nd o rg a niz a tio ns ne e ding it. As a pro fe ssio na l sc ho o l, the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s pre pa re s g ra dua te s fo r c a re e rs a s
ma na g e rs a nd info rma tio n pro fe ssio na ls who will o ve rse e the de ve lo pme nt a nd use o f this re so urc e .

Info rma tio n studie s must a lso c o nside r the ra pid c ha ng e s in c o mpute r a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns te c hno lo g ie s tha t ha ve pro fo undly a ffe c te d the
wa y info rma tio n is sto re d, pro c e sse d, a nd tra nsmitte d. And, be c a use we be lie ve tha t info rma tio n is to be use d, info rma tio n studie s must inc lude
a spe c ts o f the so c ia l sc ie nc e s in o rde r to te mpe r te c hnic a l kno wle dg e with a tho ro ug h unde rsta nding o f ho w pe o ple a nd o rg a niz a tio ns se e k a nd
use info rma tio n.

The iSc ho o l a t Syra c use is c o mmitte d to pre pa ring te c hnic a lly so phistic a te d info rma tio n ma na g e rs who unde rsta nd tha t info rma tio n is a n
e sse ntia l re so urc e fo r pe o ple a nd o rg a niz a tio ns tha t must be use d a nd ma na g e d e ffe c tive ly. As the first sc ho o l in the c o untry to o ffe r a ma ste r’s
de g re e in info rma tio n ma na g e me nt, Syra c use Unive rsity is a le a ding c e nte r in de fining bo th the the o ry a nd pra c tic e o f info rma tio n ma na g e me nt
a nd is ra nke d No . 1 in info rma tio n syste ms by U.S. News & World Report.

O NLINE C O URSE DELIVERY
Sinc e 19 9 3, the iSc ho o l a t Syra c use Unive rsity ha s be e n o ffe ring hig h qua lity g ra dua te le ve l o nline le a rning o ppo rtunitie s to stude nts a ro und the
wo rld. Ea c h ye a r, stude nts re pre se nting a bro a d ra ng e o f pro fe ssio na l, c ultura l, a nd a c a de mic e xpe rie nc e s; a g e s, a nd g e o g ra phic lo c a tio ns jo in
iSc ho o l dista nc e e duc a tio n pro g ra ms. With limite d re side nc ie s a nd a sync hro no us c o urse de live ry, stude nts c a n le a rn virtua lly a nytime , a nywhe re ,
e a rning a Syra c use Unive rsity de g re e with fle xible study sc he dule s a nd no ne e d to re lo c a te .

The iSc ho o l is de dic a te d to e nsuring e qua lity in c a mpus a nd o nline le a rning pro g ra ms. G ra dua te s e me rg e pre pa re d to e xc e l in the info rma tio n
pro fe ssio n o f the ir c ho ic e .
Pro g ra ms

All ma ste r's a nd c e rtific a te s o f a dva nc e d study pro g ra ms (e xc e pt the e G o ve rnme nt Ma na g e me nt a nd Le a de rship a nd the Cultura l He rita g e
Pre se rva tio n c e rtific a te pro g ra ms) o ffe re d by the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s c a n be c o mple te d o n c a mpus o r in the o nline /dista nc e le a rning
fo rma t. Ea c h dista nc e pro g ra m ha s the sa me c urric ulum, fa c ulty, a c a de mic c a le nda r, a nd tuitio n a s the ir re spe c tive c a mpus pro g ra m. O nline
c o urse s a re o f the sa me a c a de mic rig o r a s o n-c a mpus c o urse s, a nd e ve ry e ffo rt is ma de to e nsure tha t the a c a de mic e xpe rie nc e is o f e qua lly
e xc e lle nt qua lity fo r bo th dista nc e a nd c a mpus stude nts. The o nly diffe re nc e is the de live ry mo de .

G ra dua te s o f the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s dista nc e pro g ra ms re c e ive the sa me de g re e a s the ir c a mpus c o unte rpa rts.
He le n Be nning Re g nie r Summe r Institute
The iSc ho o l a lso o ffe rs g ra dua te le ve l c o urse s e a c h summe r thro ug h the Re g nie r Summe r Institute . The institute ’s fle xible struc ture e na ble s the
iSc ho o l to o ffe r spe c ia l to pic s, e xpe rime nta l, a nd inte nsive c o urse s fo r inc o ming a nd c urre nt stude nts a s we ll a s wo rking pro fe ssio na ls lo o king
to brush up the ir skills.
Pa rtic ipa nts ha ve the o ptio n o f re g iste ring fo r sho rt inte nsive , o n-c a mpus c o urse s fo r c re dit o r a udit o n c a mpus, o nline , o r in a limite d re side nc y
fo rma t. Co urse s a re o pe n to no n-ma tric ula te d a nd ma tric ula te d g ra dua te stude nts, a nd mo st c o urse s me e t in a n inte nsive 9 a .m. to 5 p.m. fo rma t,
a nd o nline c o urse s me e t a sync hro no usly via o ur Le a rning Ma na g e me nt Syste m c o urse wa re o ve r se ve ra l we e ks.

Executive Education
The Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s is de dic a te d to e xpa nding the c a pa bilitie s o f pe o ple who a re a t a ll sta g e s in the ir pro fe ssio na l de ve lo pme nt.
The e xe c utive e duc a tio n pro g ra ms a t the iSc ho o l fo c us o n pre pa ring mid- to uppe r-le ve l ma na g e rs fo r se nio r le a de rship po sitio ns a nd fo r
a dva nc ing the ir o rg a niz a tio ns to ne w tie rs o f a c hie ve me nt.

The iSc ho o l o ffe rs a va rie ty o f pro g ra ms fo r wo rking pro fe ssio na ls lo o king to bo o st the ir c a re e rs—thro ug h a fo rma l de g re e pro g ra m, c e rtific a te
o f a dva nc e d study pro g ra ms, c e rtific a tio n pro g ra ms, o r sho rt to pic -drive n se mina rs, wo rksho ps, sympo sia , o r simila r e ve nt-ba se d e xpe rie nc e s.
This ra ng e o f o ptio ns a llo ws individua ls to c ho o se brush up o n the ir skills o r de lve into a subje c t a re a mo re inte nsive ly. O ur e xe c utive e duc a tio n
pro g ra ms c a n be c o mple te d o nline o r o n c a mpus o n a full-time o r pa rt-time ba sis.

Pro g ra ms c re a te d spe c ific a lly fo r the e xe c utive tra c k inc lude :
          Exe c utive M. S. in Info rmatio n Manag e me nt --The se le c tive , 30 -c re dit ho ur Exe c utive Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt (IM) pro g ra m
          c o mbine s te c hno lo g y, po lic y, se c urity, a nd ma na g e me nt. The pro g ra m’s unique c urric ulum a nd e xpe rie ntia l le a rning o ppo rtunitie s sha pe
          stude nts’ unde rsta nding o f te c hno lo g y a nd ma na g e me nt with a pra c tic a l unde rsta nding o f the ir ro le s within o rg a niz a tio ns. The
          distinc tive e duc a tio na l pro g ra m ha s e a rne d do me stic a nd inte rna tio na l re c o g nitio n a nd pra ise .
          Exe c utive Do c to rate in Info rmatio n Manag e me nt --The 51-c re dit, limite d re side nc y Do c to ra te o f Pro fe ssio na l Studie s in Info rma tio n
          Ma na g e me nt pre pa re s e xe c utive s to be the c a ta lyst fo r po sitive c ha ng e within the ir o rg a niz a tio ns. Se nio r ma na g e rs a nd e xe c utive s in
          busine ss, public a dministra tio n, milita ry, a nd o the r industrie s ne e d pro ve n g o ve rna nc e a nd de c isio n-ma king skills a nd the a bility to
          e mpiric a lly a nd c ritic a lly e va lua te pro c e sse s a nd te c hno lo g ie s. Mid-c a re e r pro fe ssio na ls who g ra dua te fro m the Exe c utive Do c to ra te
          pro g ra m ha ve the e xpe rtise a nd c a pa c ity to le a d the ir o rg a niz a tio ns to the ne xt le ve l.
The iSc ho o l a t Syra c use is c o mmitte d to he lping o rg a niz a tio ns a nd the ir e mplo ye e s a c hie ve life -lo ng le a rning g o a ls, a nd in finding wa ys to ke e p
a n o rg a niz a tio n’s kno wle dg e a nd skills up-to -da te . Sinc e ma ny o f the iSc ho o l fa uc lty me mbe rs a re e xpe rie nc e d in busine ss, the y kno w tha t
ba la nc ing a c a re e r a nd life c a n be a c ha lle ng e . So , the y c a n wo rk with yo ur o rg a niz a tio n in se ve ra l wa ys a t a ll de g re e le ve ls:
          Nume ro us We e kly a nd Eve ning Cla sse s
          A Co mple te O nline Curric ulum Alte rna tive
          Co nside ra tio n fo r Life Expe rie nc e
          Custo m No n-Cre dit Wo rksho ps
          Pro fe ssio na l Ce rtific a tio ns
The iSc ho o l a ssists c o mpa nie s in me e ting lo ng -te rm industry c ha lle ng e s by de ve lo ping ne w c o urse s in inno va tive subje c ts o r de live ry me tho ds
unique to spe c ific c o mpa nie s.

Accreditation
The Syra c use Unive rsity Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s (iSc ho o l) is a c c re dite d by the Ame ric a n Libra ry Asso c ia tio n. ALA a c c re dita tio n indic a te s
tha t the pro g ra m ha s unde rg o ne a se lf-e va lua tio n pro c e ss, be e n re vie we d by pe e rs, a nd me e ts the sta nda rds e sta blishe d by the Ame ric a n Libra ry
Asso c ia tio n a nd Co mmitte e o n Ac c re dita tio n.
The iSc ho o l is a lso a re g iste re d Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt Institute Educ a tio n Pro vide r, me a ning tha t the sc ho o l’s c urric ulum me e ts a n inte rna tio na l
sta nda rd o f be st pra c tic e in the fie ld o f pro je c t ma na g e me nt.
iSc ho o l iC auc us
We a re a fo unding me mbe r o f the iCa uc us, a n e duc a tio na l o rg a niz a tio n c o nsisting o f de a ns fro m a g ro wing numbe r o f le a ding info rma tio n
sc ho o ls a c ro ss the g lo be who ha ve jo ine d to g e the r to build a wa re ne ss o f, suppo rt fo r, a nd invo lve me nt with the info rma tio n fie ld.


Academic Offerings


Certif icate Of Advanced Study In Cultural Heritage Preservation
Ke nne th La ve nde r, 245 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-6 89 0 , kla ve nde @syr.e du; isc ho o l.syr.e du/c ultura lhe rita g e

The Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Study in Cultura l He rita g e Pre se rva tio n is a 15-c re dit ho ur, g ra dua te -le ve l c e rtific a te de sig ne d fo r stude nts c urre ntly
pursuing a no the r g ra dua te de g re e o r a s po st-ba c c a la ure a te wo rk. This pro g ra m is o nly o ffe re d to c a mpus-ba se d stude nts.

Re c ipie nts o f the Cultura l He rita g e c e rtific a te a re pro vide d with a n inte rdisc iplina ry g ro unding in the pre se rva tio n o f c ultura l he rita g e . This
inc lude s o ppo rtunitie s to fo c us o n suc h a re a s a s:
           the a pplic a tio n o f dig ita l a ppro a c he s to he rita g e pre se rva tio n;
           the ba sic s o f histo ric site pre se rva tio n;
           the ma na g e me nt a nd inte rpre ta tio n o f c ultura l re so urc e s;
           a nd the c o lle c tio n, pre se rva tio n, a nd c ura tio n o f a rc ha e o lo g ic a l a rtifa c ts, a rc hiva l ma te ria ls, e thno g ra phic da ta , a nd muse um c o lle c tio ns.
The c e rtific a te pro g ra m is inte nde d to pre pa re stude nts to wo rk with o rg a niz a tio ns suc h a s libra rie s, muse ums, Na tio na l Pa rks, a nd Sta te a nd lo c a l
a g e nc ie s in pre se rving c ultura l re so urc e s.

The Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Study in Cultura l He rita g e Pre se rva tio n re quire s the c o mple tio n o f 15 c re dits: 3 units o f re quire d c o urse s, 6 -9 units
o f e le c tive c o urse s, 3-6 units o f inte rnships.

Be c a use stude nts e nte r the pro g ra m with diffe re nt e duc a tio na l a nd e xpe rie ntia l ba c kg ro unds, the y will wo rk with pro g ra m a dviso rs to de te rmine
the mo st a ppro pria te ra tio o f c o urse wo rk to inte rnships.
C urriculum
Re quire d C o urse ( 3 c re dits)
IST 6 22 Intro duc tio n to Cultura l He rita g e Pre se rva tio n

Ele c tive s ( 6 - 9 c re dits)
Stude nts will c o mple te thre e o f the fo llo wing e le c tive c o urse s. At le a st two o f the thre e c o urse s must be fro m o utside o f the stude nt’s prima ry
pro g ra m o f study:

ANT    6 44 La bo ra to ry Ana lysis in Arc ha e o lo g y
ANT    6 82 Life Histo rie s/Na rra tive s
ANT    6 45/NAT 6 45 Public Po lic y a nd Arc ha e o lo g y
ANT    46 1/ANT 6 6 1/NAT Muse ums a nd Na tive Ame ric a s
ANT    781 Ethno g ra phic Me tho ds

IST   6 16 Info rma tio n Re so urc e s: O rg a niz a tio n a nd Ac c e ss
IST   6 24 Pre se rva tio n o f Libra ry a nd Arc hiva l Co lle c tio ns
IST   6 28 Ma na g e me nt a nd O rg a niz a tio n o f Arc hiva l Co lle c tio ns
IST   6 32 Ma na g e me nt a nd O rg a niz a tio n o f Spe c ia l Co lle c tio ns
IST   6 77 Cre a ting , Ma na g ing , a nd Pre se rving Dig ita l Asse ts

MUS    50 0 Muse ums & Co nte mpo ra ry Pra c tic e
MUS    50 6 Intro duc tio n to Cura to rship
MUS    6 0 7 Co lle c tio ns Ma na g e me nt
MUS    70 3 Adva nc e d Cura to rship

With c o nse nt o f pro g ra m a dviso rs, a stude nt ma y pe titio n to substitute o the r c o urse s fo r e le c tive c re dit to wa rds the CAS.

Inte rnship ( 3- 6 c re dits)
Two 150 -ho ur inte rnships a re a lso re quire d.

Stude nts will wo rk a t a n institutio n, a g e nc y, o r c o mmunity o rg a niz a tio n fo r two 150 -ho ur inte rnships.

The se ma y be a t the sa me o rg a niz a tio n o r a t two diffe re nt o rg a niz a tio ns, but sho uld be c o mple te d in diffe re nt se me ste rs. Stude nts will re po rt to
bo th a n o n-site supe rviso r a nd a fa c ulty inte rnship a dviso r during the pro c e ss, a nd the o n-site supe rviso r will e va lua te the stude nt’s a c tivitie s a t
the e nd o f e a c h se me ste r.

The fa c ulty inte rnship a dviso r c a n be a fa c ulty me mbe r fro m Info rma tio n Studie s, Muse um Studie s, o r Anthro po lo g y. The inte rnships ma y be ta ke n
e ithe r a s ANT 6 70 , o r IST 9 71, o r upo n a ppro va l o f the a ppro pria te pro g ra m a dviso r. By pe titio n, the stude nt ma y re c e ive 150 ho urs o f c re dit
upo n c o mple tio n.


Summatio n
In the ir fina l se me ste r stude nts will:

1) Bring to g e the r do c ume nta tio n (e .g ., pa pe rs, inte rnship pro je c ts, pre se nta tio ns) into a po rtfo lio tha t will a de qua te ly pre se nt the ir
a c c o mplishme nts a nd c o ntributio ns during the ir c o urse o f study a nd inte rnship e xpe rie nc e s a nd;
2) write a pa pe r re fle c ting o n the ir e duc a tio n a nd pre pa ra tio n fo r a pro fe ssio na l po sitio n.

This summa tio n is a re quire me nt fo r the c o mple tio n o f the CAS de g re e .




Certif icate Of Advanced Study In Digital Libraries
Contact Jia n Q in, 311 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-29 11, dlibcas@syr.edu; ischool.syr.edu.

The Dig ita l Libra rie s Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Studie s (CAS) pro g ra m pre pa re s stude nts to be le a de rs in the libra ry a nd info rma tio n pro fe ssio n.
O rg a niz e d c o lle c tio ns o f dig ita l info rma tio n—whe the r te xt, ima g e s, numbe rs, o r so und—a re fa st be c o ming so c ie ty’s ne w libra rie s, pla c e s to g o
fo r o rg a niz e d info rma tio n o n a wide va rie ty o f to pic s. The se ne w dig ita l “libra rie s” a re spring ing up in ma ny o rg a niz a tio na l struc ture s a nd unde r
ma ny a uspic e s inc luding , but no t limite d to , e sta blishe d libra rie s. Ca lling the se dig ita l c o lle c tio ns “libra rie s” dra ws a tte ntio n to c o mpo ne nts tha t
o rg a niz e the c o lle c tio ns a nd se rvic e s tha t c o ntribute to the ir use . This c e rtific a te c a n be ta ilo re d to me e t the ne e ds o f tho se who wa nt to wo rk
with o rg a niz ing a nd ma na g ing c o lle c tio ns o f dig ita l info rma tio n, e ithe r within o r o utside o f e sta blishe d libra rie s.

De ve lo pme nt o f dig ita l libra rie s is mo ving ra pidly. Cha lle ng e s e xist tha t will ma ke the a re na o f dig ita l libra rie s a fe rtile e nviro nme nt fo r
inno va tio n a nd c re a tive imple me nta tio n fo r ma ny de c a de s. The se c ha lle ng e s inc lude te c hnic a l a nd info rma tio n a rc hite c ture , me ta da ta , o ptima l
re trie va l e ng ine s, use r-frie ndly de sig n a nd displa y o f info rma tio n, institutio na l re po sito rie s fo r da ta o utputs, a rc hiving a nd pre se rva tio n, a nd
ma c hine a nd huma n me dia te d se rvic e s fo r using the c o lle c tio ns.
    Thre e the me s run thro ug ho ut c o urse s in the Dig ita l Libra rie s pro g ra m:


             Fo c us o n use rs
             Effe c tive ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n a nd info rma tio n o rg a niz a tio ns
             Appro pria te a nd e ffe c tive use o f info rma tio n te c hno lo g ie s
The Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Studie s is o ffe re d in c a mpus a nd dista nc e le a rning fo rma ts to full-time o r pa rt-time stude nts.

C AS in Dig ital Librarie s C urric ulum
To e a rn the CAS in Dig ita l Libra rie s, yo u must c o mple te 18 c re dits, inc luding thre e re quire d c o re c o urse s a nd thre e a dditio na l e le c tive c o urse s.
The c o re c o urse s c o ve r the ba sic s o f c re a ting a nd ma na g ing dig ita l libra rie s a nd the e le c tive s a llo w stude nts to ta ilo r the ir pro g ra m to the ir
inte re sts.

Core Courses (9 c re dits)
The 9 -c re dit c o re pro vide s a fo unda tio n fo r furthe r study a nd e nc o mpa sse s e sse ntia l pro fe ssio na l c o nc e pts a nd c o mpe te nc ie s. The fo llo wing a re
the re quire d c o re c o urse s:

IST 6 76       Dig ita l Libra rie s
IST 6 77       Cre a ting , Ma na g ing , a nd Pre se rving Dig ita l Asse ts
IST 9 71       Inte rnship in Info rma tio n Studie s


Electives (9 c re dits)
Ele c tive s a llo w stude nts to e xte nd the ir c o re kno wle dg e a nd skills in dire c tio ns o f the ir c ho ic e . Stude nts c ho o se fro m the fo llo wing
re c o mme nde d o nline o r c a mpus c o urse s o r fro m a ppro ve d c o urse s o ffe re d during the Re g nie r Summe r Institute .

IST 553 Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s
IST 558 Te c hno lo g ie s in We b Co nte nt Ma na g e me nt
IST 56 5 Da ta Mining
IST   600       Cybe rinfra struc ture
IST   600       Lic e nsing Dig ita l Info rma tio n: An Intro duc tio n
IST   600       Visua liz a tio n
IST   6 31     The o ry o f Cla ssific a tio n a nd Subje c t Re pre se nta tio n
IST   6 37     Dig ita l Info rma tio n Re trie va l Se rvic e s
IST   6 38     Inde xing a nd Abstra c ting Syste ms a nd Se rvic e s
IST   6 39     Ente rprise Te c hno lo g ie s
IST   6 41     Use r-Ba se d De sig n
IST   6 45     Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
IST   6 49      Huma n Inte ra c tio n with Co mpute rs
IST   6 53     Intro duc tio n to Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt
IST   6 57     Ba sic s o f Info rma tio n Re trie va l Syste ms
IST   6 59      Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt
IST   662       Instruc tio na l Stra te g ie s a nd Te c hnique s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls
IST   667       Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y fo r Libra rie s a nd Info rma tio n Ce nte rs
IST   6 81     Me ta da ta
IST 6 86        So c ia l Me dia in the Ente rprise
IST 6 87       Sc ie ntific Da ta Ma na g e me nt
IST 76 9       Adva nc e d Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt

Earn a maste r’s de g re e
Pa rtic ipa nts in the c e rtific a te pro g ra m ha ve the o ptio n o f a pplying the se g ra dua te c re dits to wa rd a ma ste r’s de g re e o ffe re d a t the Sc ho o l o f
Info rma tio n Studie s. All 18 c re dits c o mple te d fo r the c e rtific a te c a n be inc lude d in the 42-c re dit re quire me nt Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n
Ma na g e me nt o r 36 -c re dit Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Te le c o mmunic a tio ns Ma na g e me nt. Se le c tive c re dits ma y be a pplie d to the 36 -c re dit Ma ste r o f
Sc ie nc e in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e .



Certif icate Overview
E- Go ve rnme nt Manag e me nt and Le ade rship
 The E-G o ve rnme nt Ma na g e me nt a nd Le a de rship Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e Study is a 12-c re dit g ra dua te -le ve l c e rtific a te de sig ne d fo r stude nts
c urre ntly pursuing a no the r g ra dua te de g re e o r a s po st-ba c c a la ure a te wo rk. The CAS is o rg a niz e d by two bro a d the ma tic a re a s: 1) le a de rship a nd
ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n a nd c o mmunic a tio n te c hno lo g y a pplic a tio ns fo und in public o rg a niz a tio n E-g o ve rnme nt syste ms, a nd 2) te c hnic a l
de sig n a spe c ts o f E-g o ve rnme nt in public o rg a niz a tio ns. The re a re two re quire d c o urse s fo r this de g re e : IST 711: Ele c tro nic G o ve rnme nt,
Co nc e pts a nd Pra c tic e a nd PPA 89 5 : Exe c utive Educ a tio n Se mina r, Ma na g e ria l Le a de rship. Thro ug h c a re ful a dvise me nt, stude nts will se le c t two
a dditio na l c o urse s o ffe re d in e ithe r the iSc ho o l o r Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l ba se d o n the ir prio r e duc a tio n a nd e xpe rie nc e a s we ll a s pro fe ssio na l ne e ds.
The c e rtific a te pro g ra m is inte nde d to pre pa re stude nts to le a d a nd ma na g e e -g o ve rnme nt a pplic a tio ns in c o mple x public a nd priva te se c to r
o rg a niz a tio ns.



Certif icate Of Advanced Study In EScience
Faculty R. Da vid La nke s, Jia n Q in
The pro po se d Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Studie s in e Sc ie nc e (CASe S) is a g ra dua te le ve l c e rtific a te re c o mme nde d fo r stude nts with stro ng
unde rg ra dua te ba c kg ro und in sc ie nc e o r psyc ho lo g y a nd inte re st in inte rdisc iplina ry wo rk using info rma tio n te c hno lo g ie s a s a to o l. The
c urric ulum ba sic a lly c o ve rs bro a d a re a s o f dig ita l da ta c ura tio n po ssibly spe c ia liz e d to wa rd the c ura tio n o f sc ie nc e da ta ; da ta ba se de sig n a nd
ma na g e me nt fo c using o n la rg e sc a le re la tio na l da ta ba se s; pro je c t ma na g e me nt inc luding pro je c t pla nning a nd budg e ting ; e sse ntia l re se a rc h
me tho ds inc luding lite ra ture re vie w, study de sig n, a nd de sc riptive sta tistic a l a na lysis; o ve rvie w o f c ybe rinfra struc ture inc luding c lo ud a nd g rid
c o mputing ; g e o g ra phic a lly distribute d c o lla bo ra tio n with a judic io us divisio n o f time be twe e n the huma n issue s a nd the te c hno lo g ic a l issue s;
c o nte nt ma na g e me nt a nd we b site de sig n; a nd sc ripting o r pra c tic a l intro duc to ry pro g ra mming .
This is a 15 c re dit ho ur pro g ra m tha t le a ds to a Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Study in e Sc ie nc e (CASe s)
Pre re quisite s:
All c a ndida te s sho uld ha ve a ba c he lo rs de g re e o r e quiva le nt, a nd a minimum o f two ye a rs wo rk e xpe rie nc e . In a dditio n, it is re c o mme nde d tha t
po te ntia l stude nts ha ve a stro ng ba c kg ro und in sc ie nc e .
Curric ulum
Re quire d Co urse s:
IST   6 59   Data Administratio n C o nc e pts and Database Manag e me nt ( 3 c re dits)
IST   687    Sc ie ntific Data Manag e me nt ( 3 C re dits)
IST   6 76   Dig ital Librarie s ( 3 C re dits)
IST   645    Manag ing Info rmatio n Syste ms Pro je c ts ( 3 C re dits)
Elective Courses: In se le c ting the re ma ining 3 c re dit c o urse fo r the e le c tive , we re c o mme nd so me ma jo r a re a s suc h a s dig ita l libra rie s,
te c hno lo g ie s, c o mmunic a tio n a nd c o lla bo ra tio n, a nd re se a rc h a nd sta tistic s tha t a re inc lude d he re fo r stude nts to ma ke the ir c ho ic e .
IST   6 77 - C re ating and Manag ing Dig ital Asse ts ( 3 c re dits)
IST   56 5 Data Mining ( 3 c re dits)
IST   6 54 Info rmatio n Syste ms Analysis (3 c re dits)
IST   553 Info rmatio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s ( 3 c re dits)
IST   776 Re se arc h Me tho ds in Info rmatio n Sc ie nc e and Te c hno lo g y ( 3 c re dits)
IST   777 Statistic al Me tho ds in Info rmatio n Sc ie nc e and Te c hno lo g y ( 3 c re dits)



Certif icate In Advanced Study In Global Enterprise Technology
Faculty Shiu-Ka i Chin, Do na ld Ha rte r, Ro be rt He c kma n
The Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Study in G lo ba l Ente rprise Te c hno lo g y (CAS in G ET) is a n inte rdisc iplina ry pro g ra m de sig ne d to pre pa re stude nts
with the funda me nta l kno wle dg e use ful in pursuing c a re e rs in la rg e g lo ba l o rg a niz a tio ns whe re the y will be wo rking with la rg e -sc a le , c o mple x
o rg a niz a tio na l a nd info rma tio n syste ms. It is a unique c o mbina tio n o f c o urse wo rk a nd e xpe rie ntia l le a rning tha t c a n be ta ilo re d to a stude nt’s
de sire d e mpha sis o f info rma tio n ma na g e me nt o r info rma tio n syste ms te c hno lo g y.
This is a 15 c re dit ho ur pro g ra m tha t le a ds to a Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Study in G lo ba l Ente rprise Te c hno lo g y.
Pre re quisite s:
All c a ndida te s sho uld ha ve a ba c he lo rs de g re e o r e quiva le nt, a nd a minimum o f two ye a rs wo rk e xpe rie nc e .
Curric ulum
C e rtific ate C o re : ( 7. 5 c re dits)
The c o re re quire me nt c o urse s a re de sig ne d to e a c h re fle c t subje c t ma tte r fro m a ll thre e c o mpo ne nt sc ho o ls, a nd the n a c a psto ne c o urse
c o mbine s the c o nc e pts le a rne d thro ug ho ut the CAS a t a summa ry le ve l ba se d upo n a g ro up pro je c t a nd is ta ug ht by fa c ulty re pre se nting a ll
thre e c o mpo ne nt sc ho o ls. The 1.5-c re dit fo rma t o f the c o re c o urse s a llo ws the full dive rsity o f subje c ts to a ppe a r in the c o re while a llo wing
a dditio na l e le c tive s to re fle c t the stude nt’s o wn c ho ic e o f e mpha sis in the re ma inde r o f the pro g ra m.
GET    665      IT Strate g y & Busine ss Value ( 1. 5 C R)
GET    662      Ente rprise Syste ms Strate g ie s ( 1. 5 C R)
GET    6 34     Effe c tive C o mmunic atio n within a Glo bal Ente rprise ( 1. 5 C R)
GET    683      Syste m Mo de ling and Simulatio n ( 1. 5 C R)
GET    684      Larg e - sc ale IT Pro je c ts ( 1. 5 C R)
C e rtific ate Ele c tive s ( 7. 5 c re dits)
All c o urse s be lo w are 3 C re dits unle ss o the rwise spe c ifie d.
Info rmatio n Studie s Trac k
IST 6 54        Info rmatio n Syste ms Analysis
IST 6 8 3       Manag e me nt o f IT- Enable d C hang e
IST 6 2 5       Ente rprise Risk Manag e me nt
IST 6 4 5       Manag ing Info rmatio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
GET 6 4 6        Advanc e d Ente rprise Syste ms De ve lo pme nt Life C yc le ( 1. 5 C R)
GET 6 75        The Busine ss o f IT ( 1. 5 C R) **
Any g raduate c o urse fo c using upo n g lo bal busine ss issue s in IT – up to 3 c re dits
Manag e me nt Trac k
(Courses require enrollment permission from the Whitman Graduate Studies Office)
AC C 6 55 Manag e rial De c isio ns and Ac tivity Base d C o sting
LPP 759   The Law o f Glo bal Busine ss
MAR 757 Manag ing Inno vative Pro duc ts and Ne w Ve nture s
MBC 6 32 Manag e rial Ac c o unting
Any g raduate c o urse fo c using upo n le ade rship and e thic al issue s in busine ss manag e me nt – up to 3 c re dits
Eng ine e ring and C o mpute r Sc ie nc e Trac k
C SE 6 4 3     C o mpute r Se c urity
C SE 6 4 4     Inte rne t Se c urity
C IS 6 55      C o mpute r Arc hite c tu
C SE 6 6 1     Advanc e d C o mpute r Arc hite c ture
Earn a Maste r's De g re e :
Partic ipants in this pro g ram have the o ptio n o f applying the se g raduate c re dits to wards a maste rs de g re e o ffe re d in any o ne o f the
thre e spo nso ring sc ho o ls to the e xte nt that the c o urse s will satisfy the state d re quire me nts o f tho se de g re e s. Eve ry e ffo rt has
be e n made in the de sig n o f this pro g ram to allo w the maximum fle xibility o f the C AS in GET fo r satisfying the se o the r de g re e
re quire me nts, but the ac tual transfe r o f c re dits into tho se de g re e pro g rams re mains subje c t to the applic atio n pro c e ss fo r tho se
individual pro g rams.
Po ssible Inte rnal C o ho rt Appro ac h:
A C AS in GET pro g ram c o nsisting o f the c o re c o urse s and c e rtain e le c tive s c o uld be struc ture d fo r a c o ho rt o f e mplo ye e s within a
g ive n o rg aniz atio n. The se stude nts wo uld study to g e the r in a se rie s o f c o urse se c tio ns sc he dule d to ac c o mmo date the availability
o f the stude nts. Suc h c o urse se c tio ns c o uld allo w fo c use d c ase studie s fro m within the o rg aniz atio n to be use d in the c o urse s at
the disc re tio n o f the instruc to rs, c o uld fo ste r spe c ific disc ussio n abo ut issue s that are inte rnal to the o rg aniz atio n and wo uld
o the rwise be unavailable fo r disc ussio n in public se c tio ns o f the c o urse s, and c o uld se rve as a fo rm o f e xe c utive e duc atio n
targ e te d at the impro ve me nt o f kno wle dg e and skills in the are a o f Glo bal Ente rprise Te c hno lo g y. Suc h a c o ho rt pro g ram wo uld
be subje c t to all re quire me nts o f the standard public C AS in GET, but c o uld build upo n the unique advantag e s o f a ho mo g e ne o us
g ro up o f stude nts with a c o mmo n pro fe ssio nal e nviro nme nt.




Certif icate Of Advanced Study In Inf ormation Innovation
The info rma tio n fie ld is in ra pid flux with ne w e me rg e nt te c hno lo g ie s, a pplic a tio ns, a nd be ha vio rs a rising se e ming ly we e kly. So c ia l me dia , dig ita l
libra rie s, Inte rne t se a rc h, the se ma ntic we b, a nd virtua l o rg a niz a tio ns a re o nly a fe w hig h-impa c t e xa mple s o f info rma tio n sc ie nc e inno va tio n.
While the se a re a s ma y se e m ve ry diffe re nt, the y ha ve a t the ir c o re the no tio n o f e xpa nding huma n c a pa bility thro ug h info rma tio n a nd
te c hno lo g y. As suc h the y sha re c o mmo n c o re e xpe rtise in use rs, te c hno lo g y, info rma tio n, a nd syste ms.
Inno va tio n in the info rma tio n fie ld ha s lo ng be e n a sta ple o f the iSc ho o l's c urric ulum. This 15-c re dit c e rtific a te a dds o ne c o urse a nd ma ke s this
e xpe rtise a va ila ble to tho se se e king g ra dua te le ve l e duc a tio n witho ut the full ma ste r’s de g re e . It a lso intro duc e s a n inno va tive syste m o f
ma na g ing the ra pidly e vo lving a re a s o f e xpe rtise in the info rma tio n fie ld a nd thus a vo ids da ting the de g re e .
This is a 15 c re dit ho ur pro g ra m tha t le a ds to a Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Study in Info rma tio n Inno va tio n
Pre re quisite s:
All c a ndida te s sho uld ha ve a ba c he lo rs de g re e o r e quiva le nt, a nd a minimum o f two ye a rs wo rk e xpe rie nc e .


Curriculum
Required Gateway: Advanced Topics and Readings Course (3 Credits)
IST 620: Advanced Topics in Information Innovation
Each CAS student will be required to take an advanced topics and readings course. The core topics and
materials for the class will consist of:
Aspects of the information field and concepts of information.
Aspects of innovation.
Materials related to the emergent technology under consideration.
Within the course students will work together across innovation topics, and in their subgroups (see “Faculty
Process” below), with the course materials augmented and regularly reviewed with different innovations.
Required Course in Change Management (3 Credits)
IST 683: Managing Info. Tech.-Enabled Change
Electives (6 Credits)
The following electives have been identified as relating to information innovation. They involve core
information technologies and relate to the management of projects and organizations wrestling with emergent
technologies and information phenomena. Students must take two.
IST 553 Information Architecture for Internet Services
IST 575 Managing Information Systems Projects
IST 575       Managing Information Systems Projects
IST 676       Digital Libraries
IST 758       Designing Web-Based Database Systems
IST 677       Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets
IST 523        Graphic Design for the Web
IST 627        What's the Big Idea?: Technology Innovation
IST 639        Enterprise Technologies
IST 645        Managing Information Systems Projects
IST 657        Basics of Computerized Retrieval Systems
IST 659        Data Admin. Concepts and Database Mgmt.
IST 686        Social Media in the Enterprise
IST 769        Advanced Database Management
IST 755        Strategic Mgmt. of Information Resources
IST 681        Metadata
IST 648        Broadband Wireless Network Technologies
IST 649        Human Interaction with Computers
IST 667        Info. Tech. for Libraries and Info. Centers
IST 688       Social Web Technologies
IST 685       Social Networks in Libraries
IST 686       Social Media in the Enterprise
Exit Experience (3 Credits)
IST 971: Internship in Information Studies or an Independent Study
At the end of the program each student completing the CAS must identify a project and a project supervisor on
the faculty. The project might include implementation of a given technology, developing an implementation plan
at an organization, or a related intellectual endeavor (such as writing a paper for publication). Each student must
also find an additional supervisor in the field to provide input and mentoring. Students who choose an internship
experience will have a separate section of IST 971 supervised by the CAS program director.

M.S. In Inf ormation Management
Contact Da vid Disc hia ve , 245 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-29 11, ddischia@syr.edu; ischool.syr.edu.

Ne w info rma tio n a nd Inte rne t-ba se d te c hno lo g ie s a re re vo lutio niz ing the struc ture a nd o pe ra tio n o f o rg a niz a tio ns to e na ble inte g ra te d busine ss
pro c e sse s. Co rpo ra te pro fita bility a nd e ffe c tive de live ry o f public se rvic e s a re a t sta ke . Sta ying c o mpe titive a nd pro duc tive in busine ss a nd
g o ve rnme nt de ma nds a stra te g ic re spo nse to the c ha ng e s a nd inno va tio ns e vo lving fro m the c o mpute r, c o mmunic a tio ns, a nd info rma tio n
pro c e ssing industrie s.
   The Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt (IM) is de sig ne d to pre pa re stude nts to re spo nd to fo ur ba sic c ha lle ng e s c o nfro nting
o rg a niz a tio ns to da y:


          inc re a sing the pro duc tivity a nd c re a tivity o f ma na g e rs a nd e xe c utive s who wo rk with info rma tio n re so urc e s;
          pla nning the e ffe c tive use o f info rma tio n a nd c o mmunic a tio n te c hno lo g ie s within o rg a niz a tio ns;
          de ve lo ping c o rpo ra te a nd g o ve rnme nt po lic ie s to ma ximiz e the be ne fits re sulting fro m the wide spre a d use o f the se te c hno lo g ie s; a nd
          impro ving the stra te g ic use a nd ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n re so urc e s in busine ss, g o ve rnme nt, a nd no npro fit o rg a niz a tio ns.
The iSc ho o l a t Syra c use Unive rsity is a le a ding c e nte r fo r de fining bo th the the o ry a nd the pra c tic e o f info rma tio n ma na g e me nt. Like the sc ho o l
itse lf, the IM pro g ra m is inte rdisc iplina ry in fo c us, c o mbining e xpe rtise in the stra te g ic ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n re so urc e s, o rg a niz a tio na l
psyc ho lo g y, huma n-c o mpute r inte ra c tio n, info rma tio n e c o no mic s, te le c o mmunic a tio ns po lic y, e -busine ss, info rma tio n te c hno lo g y, a s we ll a s
da ta ma na g e me nt a nd re trie va l.

Pro fe ssio nal Value s and C o mpe te nc ie s
IM g ra dua te s a c quire ma na g e ria l a nd o rg a niz a tio na l skills, inte rpe rso na l a nd c o mmunic a tio n skills, bro a d busine ss kno wle dg e , e nd-use r
c o mpute r skills, a nd the stra te g ic visio n to inte g ra te busine ss a nd info rma tio n te c hno lo g y pla nning .

Pro fe ssio nal Value s The IM pro g ra m e xpo se s stude nts to the pro fe ssio na l va lue s sha re d by the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s.
          Wha te ve r we do , we do thro ug h info rma tio n a nd fo r pe o ple .
          Thro ug h info rma tio n we tra nsfo rm individua ls, o rg a niz a tio ns, a nd so c ie ty.
          We re c o g niz e tha t info rma tio n te c hno lo g y a nd ma na g e me nt pro c e sse s a re me a ns a nd no t e nds.
Le arning O utc o me s IM g ra dua te s ha ve a dive rse se t o f skills tha t e na ble the m to pa rtic ipa te a t a ll le ve ls o f info rma tio n te c hno lo g y
ma na g e me nt. The y a re e xpe c te d to a c quire c o mpe te nc ie s in the fo llo wing :
          Management of Technology Stude nts will be a ble to inte g ra te te c hnic a l a nd so lutio n de ve lo pme nt c o nc e pts with the princ iple s o f
          ma na g e me nt, stra te g y, a nd fina nc ia l a na lysis. Stude nts will be a ble to a pply the se c o nc e pts in the a na lysis o f c o mple x ma na g e me nt c a se
          studie s a nd pro ble ms. Stude nts will be a ble to a na lyz e , c o mpa re , e va lua te , a nd c le a rly a rtic ula te the re la tive va lue o f IT inve stme nt
          a lte rna tive s.
          Management of Solution Development Stude nts will a c hie ve a de e p le ve l o f kno wle dg e a nd c o mpre he nsio n o f the disc ipline s use d in the
          de ve lo pme nt o f info rma tio n syste m so lutio ns. The se disc ipline s inc lude syste ms a na lysis a nd de sig n, pro je c t ma na g e me nt, IT
          pro c ure me nt, a nd use r a na lysis. Stude nts will de ve lo p the a bility to a pply the se disc ipline s to the so lutio n o f o rg a niz a tio na l a nd busine ss
          pro ble ms.
          Technical Knowledge Stude nts will a c hie ve de e p te c hnic a l kno wle dg e a nd c o mpre he nsio n a bo ut ke y info rma tio n a nd c o mmunic a tio n
          te c hno lo g ie s, inc luding da ta ba se ma na g e me nt syste ms, ne two rks, o pe ra ting syste ms, info rma tio n se c urity, a nd Inte rne t te c hno lo g ie s.
          Stude nts will de ve lo p the a bility to a pply the se te c hno lo g ie s to so lve info rma tio n pro ble ms a t the individua l a nd o rg a niz a tio na l le ve ls.
          Environmental Context of IM Stude nts will a c hie ve a de e p le ve l o f kno wle dg e a nd c o mpre he nsio n o f the e nviro nme nta l fo rc e s tha t a ffe c t
          the a pplic a tio n o f IT so lutio ns. Suc h fo rc e s inc lude de mo g ra phic , so c ia l, e c o no mic , a nd e thic a l fa c to rs, a s we ll a s lo c a l, na tio na l, a nd
          inte rna tio na l info rma tio n po lic y a nd re g ula tio n.
          Evolution of the IM Field Stude nts will a c hie ve a de e p kno wle dg e a nd c o mpre he nsio n o f the histo ry a nd c urre nt sta te o f the
          ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n te c hno lo g y. Stude nts will be a ble to use this kno wle dg e to c re a te a nd e va lua te pla usible sc e na rio s fo r the
          future e vo lutio n o f te c hno lo g y a nd the fie ld.
          Professional Communication Skills Stude nts will a c hie ve kno wle dg e a nd c o mpre he nsio n o f the princ iple s, no rms, a nd pra c tic e s g o ve rning
          pro fe ssio na l c o mmunic a tio n in the ir fie ld. Stude nts will de mo nstra te the a bility to a pply the se princ iple s in de ve lo ping a nd de live ring
          e ffe c tive pro fe ssio na l c o mmunic a tio ns.
          Leadership and Teamwork Development Stude nts will de ve lo p kno wle dg e a nd c o mpre he nsio n o f the princ iple s o f le a de rship, fo llo we rship,
          a nd e ffe c tive c o lla bo ra tio n. Stude nts will be a ble to a pply the se c o nc e pts a nd de mo nstra te e ffe c tive c o lla bo ra tio n skills.
          Information Literacy, Analysis, and Problem Solving Stude nts will a c hie ve kno wle dg e o f the impo rta nt so urc e s o f pro fe ssio na l info rma tio n
          in the ir fie ld. The y will de mo nstra te the a bility to find, o rg a niz e , ma na g e , e va lua te , a nd use info rma tio n re so urc e s e ffe c tive ly fo r the
          so lutio n o f pro fe ssio na l pro ble ms.
C urric ulum Re quire me nts The 42-c re dit c urric ulum inc lude s a 10 -c re dit prima ry c o re re quire me nt, a 15-c re dit se c o nda ry c o re re quire me nt
a c ro ss thre e c o re a re a s, 8 to 14 c re dits o f e le c tive s, a nd a 3 to 9 c re dit e xit re quire me nt. So me re quire me nts c a n be wa ive d o n the ba sis o f the
stude nt’s pro fe ssio na l full-time wo rk e xpe rie nc e (se e Wa ive r Po lic y be lo w). The ma ste r’s de g re e pro g ra m must be c o mple te d within se ve n ye a rs
a ltho ug h mo st stude nts c o mple te the de g re e in two ye a rs. The pro g ra m is a va ila ble to pa rt-time a nd dista nc e stude nts a nd c a n be c o mple te d a t
the stude nt’s o wn pa c e thro ug h e ve ning , sho rt c o urse s, a nd o nline de live ry.

The pro g ra m inc lude s thre e c o mpo ne nts:

(1) Primary core (10 c re dits)
IST 6 0 1 a nd IST 6 21 must be ta ke n the first se me ste r o f the stude nt’s pro g ra m.

IST 6 0 1    Info rma tio n a nd Info rma tio n Enviro nme nts (1 c re dit)
IST 6 14     Ma na g e me nt Princ iple s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls
IST 6 18     Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y
             Intro duc tio n to Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt: Co nc e pts, Co nte xts, a nd Ca re e r O ptio ns
IST 6 21
             (g a te wa y c o urse )


(2) Secondary Core (15 c re dits)
Management Approaches and Strategies Track (6 c re dits)
IST 6 19 Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs
IST 6 45 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts


Technological Infrastructure Track (6 c re dits)
IST 6 39 Ente rprise Te c hno lo g ie s
IST 6 53 Intro duc tio n to Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 56 Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Ne two rk Te c hno lo g y
IST 6 59 Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt

User Information Needs Track (3 c re dits)
IST 553 Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s
IST 6 17 Mo tiva tio na l Aspe c ts o f Info rma tio n Use
IST 6 26 Busine ss Info rma tio n Re so urc e s a nd Stra te g ic Inte llig e nc e
IST 6 31 The o ry o f Cla ssific a tio n a nd Subje c t Re pre se nta tio n
IST 6 41 Use r-Ba se d De sig n
IST 6 49 Huma n Inte ra c tio n with Co mpute rs
IST 6 56 Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Ne two rk Te c hno lo g y
IST 6 6 2 Instruc tio na l Stra te g ie s a nd Te c hnique s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls

(3) Electives (8 to 14 c re dits)
All iSc ho o l c o urse s a re a c c e pta ble e le c tive s. In a dditio n, with the a ppro va l o f the ir a c a de mic a dviso rs, stude nts a re a llo we d to ta ke c e rta in
c o urse s fro m o the r sc ho o ls a t Syra c use Unive rsity (suc h a s the Whitma n Sc ho o l o f Ma na g e me nt a nd the L.C. Smith Co lle g e o f Eng ine e ring a nd
Co mpute r Sc ie nc e ) a s e le c tive s to wa rd the ir MS/IM pro g ra m.

(4) Exit Requirement (3 to 9 c re dits)
IST 755 is the c a psto ne c o urse a nd must be ta ke n a fte r the c o mple tio n o f IST 6 14 a nd a t le a st 24 c re dits in the de g re e pro g ra m. Fo r stude nts with
little o r no a ppro pria te e xpe rie nc e a s info rma tio n pro fe ssio na ls, stude nts must re g iste r fo r a t le a st 3 c re dits a nd no mo re tha n 6 c re dits o f
inte rnship o r c o o pe ra tive e duc a tio n c re dits.

IST 755 Stra te g ic Ma na g e me nt o f Info rma tio n Re so urc e s (c a psto ne c o urse )
Inte rnship: 3 to 6 c re dits

Waive r Po lic y Stude nts with mo re tha n o ne ye a r o f full-time pro fe ssio na l e xpe rie nc e in the info rma tio n te c hno lo g y fie ld ma y wa ive the
inte rnship re quire me nt with no re duc tio n in c re dits re quire d fo r the IM de g re e .

Spe c ia liz a tio ns O ffe re d in the Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt
The info rma tio n ma na g e me nt fie ld is c o ntinua lly c ha ng ing a nd e vo lving . The Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt (IM) pro g ra m
pro vide s we ll-ro unde d a dva nc e d-le ve l pre pa ra tio n fo r info rma tio n ma na g e me nt pro fe ssio na ls. In o rde r to be tte r se rve stude nts’ spe c ific
a c a de mic a nd pro fe ssio na l inte re sts, fo c use d spe c ia liz a tio ns tha t c o mple me nt the de g re e c urric ulum a re a lso o ffe re d. The fo llo wing
spe c ia liz a tio ns a dd va lue to stude nts’ e duc a tio na l e xpe rie nc e by a llo wing a nd e nc o ura g ing the m to e sta blish a n e ve n mo re in-de pth kno wle dg e
ba se a nd a ppre c ia tio n a s we ll a s c o nc e ntra te o n jo b ma rke t pre pa ra tio n:
           Da ta Ma na g e me nt
           Ele c tro nic Busine ss
           Ele c tro nic G o ve rnme nt
           Info rma tio n Se c urity
           Info rma tio n a nd Te le c o mmunic a tio n Po lic y
           Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt a nd Re so urc e Pla nning
           Huma n-Co mpute r Inte ra c tio n
   Co urse s re quire d fo r the spe c ia liz a tio ns a re inte nde d to supple me nt a nd stre ng the n stude nts’ kno wle dg e a c quire d thro ug h the e xisting prima ry
a nd se c o nda ry c o re c o urse s in the IM pro g ra m inste a d o f substituting fo r the la tte r.

Data Manag e me nt Spe c ializ atio n o f Study
The spe c ia liz a tio n in da ta ma na g e me nt (DM) pro vide s stude nts with a g re a te r le ve l o f unde rsta nding a nd c o mpe te nc e in public a nd priva te se c to r
be st pra c tic e s o f ma na g ing a nd pre se nting da ta to inc lude re la tio na l a nd o bje c t-o rie nte d a ppro a c he s to a rc hiving , re trie ving , a nd pro te c ting
info rma tio n, a s we ll a s we b-ba se d use r inte rfa c e s a nd g e o spa tia l info rma tio n syste ms.
   To c o mple te the DM spe c ia liz a tio n, stude nts in the IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke the two re quire d c o urse s (*) fro m the list be lo w. In a dditio n:
           Stude nts in the Ma in Ca mpus IM pro g ra m must the n ta ke two mo re c o urse s fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the mid-c a re e r IM pro g ra m o ffe re d in Wa shing to n, D.C., must ta ke o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l MPA o r Exe c utive MPA g ra dua te pro g ra m who wa nt the DM spe c ia liz a tio n must ta ke IST 6 18: Surve y o f
           Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y, the two re quire d (*) c o urse s, plus o ne mo re fro m the list.

IST   56 5     Da ta Mining
IST   6 31     The o ry o f Cla ssific a tio n a nd Subje c t Re pre se nta tio n
IST   6 59 *   Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt
IST   724      Da ta ba se Se c urity
IST   76 9     Adva nc e d Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt


C o urse wo rk targ e te d dire c tly fo r pre paratio n fo r the fo llo wing DM- re late d po sitio ns:
           Da ta ba se Administra to r/Ana lyst/ De ve lo pe r/ Co nsulta nt/Re se a rc he r
           Da ta ba se Ma rke ting /Da ta Mining / Busine ss Inte llig e nc e Ana lyst
           Info rma tio n Struc ture /Da ta ba se Arc hite c t
C o re c o mpe te nc ie s e xpe c te d, and o fte n re quire d, in DM- re late d po sitio ns:
           Pro fic ie nc y in SQ L, ACCESS, MS SQ L Se rve r, O ra c le (o r simila r) a s we ll a s g e ne ra l kno wle dg e o f re la tio na l a nd o bje c t-o rie nte d
           da ta ba se te c hno lo g y.
           Unde rsta nding o f c urre nt a ppro a c he s to da ta mo de ling (to o ls suc h a s ER-Win a nd Ra tio na l Ro se ), da ta mining , kno wle dg e wa re ho using ,
           da ta ma rt.
           Ability to utiliz e e nte rprise a rc hite c ture c o nc e pts to e va lua te a nd de ve lo p da ta sta nda rds a nd re la te d pro c e sse s, e spe c ia lly e xpe rtise in
           XML.
           Stro ng c o mpe te nc y in syste ms de ve lo pme nt life c yc le me tho ds fo r va rio us da ta ma na g e me nt re quire me nts (bo th re la tio na l a nd o bje c t-
           o rie nte d a ppro a c he s).
           Co mpe te nc y in we b-ba se d da ta struc ture , sto ra g e , re trie va l, ma na g e me nt, a nd fro nt-e nd inte g ra tio n.
           Stro ng a na lytic a l skills a nd ha nds-o n e xpe rie nc e in utiliz ing a na lytic a l to o ls suppo rting da ta ba se ma rke ting /ma rke t re se a rc h (suc h a s
           SPSS, SAS, Cle me ntine ) a re hig hly de sira ble .
E- Busine ss Spe c ializ atio n o f Study
The spe c ia liz a tio n in e le c tro nic busine ss (EB) pro vide s stude nts with a g re a te r le ve l o f unde rsta nding a nd c o mpe te nc e in priva te se c to r stra te g ie s
a nd a ppro a c he s to c o nduc ting o nline c o mme rc e .
   To c o mple te the EB spe c ia liz a tio n, stude nts in the IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke the two re quire d c o urse s fo r the re spe c tive spe c ia liz a tio n fro m
the list be lo w. The two EB re quire d c o urse s a re indic a te d by o ne a ste risk (*). In a dditio n:
           Stude nts in the Ma in Ca mpus IM pro g ra m must the n ta ke two mo re c o urse s fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the Exe c utive IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l MPA o r Exe c utive MPA g ra dua te pro g ra ms who wa nt the EB spe c ia liz a tio n must ta ke IST 6 18: Surve y o f
           Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y, the two re quire d c o urse s, plus o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.

IST 6 0 0       So c ia l Me dia

IST 553         Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s

IST 6 19        Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs

IST 6 42*       Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e

IST 6 79 *      Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e Te c hno lo g ie s

IST 6 83        Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y-Ena ble d Cha ng e

IST 775         Info rma tio n Industry Stra te g ie s

C o urse wo rk targ e te d dire c tly fo r pre paratio n fo r the fo llo wing EB- re late d po sitio ns:
           e -Busine ss Ana lyst/Co nsulta nt/Pro je c t Ma na g e r
           e -Busine ss Applic a tio n De ve lo pe r/We b Site De ve lo pe r/Infra struc ture Arc hite c t
           MIS Spe c ia list/Ma na g e r/Dire c to r
C o re c o mpe te nc ie s e xpe c te d, and o fte n re quire d, in EB- re late d po sitio ns:
Business/Process
           Expe rie nc e in busine ss c a se /RO I de ve lo pme nt a nd imple me nta tio n.
           Expe rtise in pro je c t ma na g e me nt.
           Unde rsta nding in busine ss inte llig e nc e , ERP, CRM, a nd EPM (Ente rprise Pe rfo rma nc e Me a sure me nt) c o nc e pts.
Technical
           Hig h-le ve l wo rking kno wle dg e o f we b-e na bling te c hno lo g ie s a nd be st pra c tic e s, inc luding but no t limite d to Ja va , HTML, ASP, PHP, XML,
           SQ L, Unix, SQ L se rve r, O ra c le da ta ba se struc ture s, the c o nc e pt o f a pplic a tio n se rve r.
           Wo rking kno wle dg e o f c urre nt le a ding e -Busine ss a pplic a tio ns suc h a s IBM We bSphe re , BEA We bLo g ic , Sun O ne , O ra c le AS,
           Ma c ro me dia JRun, e tc .
           Kno wle dg e in Po rta l a nd Intra ne t pra c tic e s/te c hno lo g ie s a s we ll a s B2B, B2C ma rke ts.
           Co mpe te nc y in utiliz ing we b site -e diting so ftwa re .
           De e p unde rsta nding in we b-e na bling ba c k-e nd da ta ba se te c hno lo g ie s a nd fro nt-e nd inte g ra tio n.
           Fa milia rity with J2EE a nd .NET pla tfo rms.
E- Go ve rnme nt Spe c ializ atio n o f Study
The spe c ia liz a tio n in e le c tro nic g o ve rnme nt (EG ) pro vide s stude nts with a g re a te r le ve l o f unde rsta nding a nd c o mpe te nc e in public se c to r po lic y
a nd a ppro a c he s to pro viding se rvic e s thro ug h o nline tra nsa c tio ns with inte rna l a nd e xte rna l c usto me rs.
   To c o mple te the EG spe c ia liz a tio n, stude nts in the IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke the two re quire d c o urse s fo r the re spe c tive spe c ia liz a tio n
fro m the list be lo w. The two EG re quire d c o urse s a re indic a te d by two a ste risks (*). In a dditio n:
           Stude nts in the Ma in Ca mpus IM pro g ra m must the n ta ke two mo re c o urse s fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the Exe c utive IM pro g ra m must ta ke o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l MPA o r MAPA g ra dua te pro g ra ms who wa nt the EB spe c ia liz a tio n must ta ke IST 6 18: Surve y o f
           Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y, the two re quire d c o urse s, plus o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.

IST 6 19      Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs

IST 6 83      Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y-Ena ble d Cha ng e

              Adva nc e d To pic s in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt Appro a c he s a nd Stra te g ie s
IST 710 *

IST 727       IT Ca pita l Pla nning

IST 775       Info rma tio n Industry Stra te g ie s

C o urse wo rk targ e te d dire c tly fo r pre paratio n fo r the fo llo wing EG- re late d po sitio ns:
           e -G o ve rnme nt Ana lyst/Co nsulta nt/Pro je c t Ma na g e r
           e -G o ve rnme nt Applic a tio n De ve lo pe r/We b Site De ve lo pe r/Infra struc ture Arc hite c t
           MIS Spe c ia list/Ma na g e r/Dire c to r
C o re c o mpe te nc ie s e xpe c te d, and o fte n re quire d, in EG- re late d po sitio ns:
Business/Process
           Expe rie nc e in busine ss c a se /RO I de ve lo pme nt a nd imple me nta tio n.
           Expe rtise in pro je c t ma na g e me nt.
           Unde rsta nding in busine ss inte llig e nc e , ERP, CRM, a nd EPM (Ente rprise Pe rfo rma nc e Me a sure me nt) c o nc e pts.
           Fa milia rity with g o ve rnme nt a g e nc ie s, g o ve rnme nt po lic ie s, g o ve rnme nt pro c e sse s/pra c tic e s in building busine ss c a se s a nd in ma king
           te c hno lo g y inve stme nts, suc h a s Exhibit 30 0 .
           Expe rie nc e /kno wle dg e in g o ve rnme nt c o nsulting e nviro nme nt is hig hly de sira ble .
Technical
           Hig h-le ve l wo rking kno wle dg e o f we b-e na bling te c hno lo g ie s a nd be st pra c tic e s, inc luding but no t limite d to Ja va , HTML, ASP, PHP, XML,
           SQ L, Unix, SQ L se rve r, O ra c le da ta ba se struc ture s, the c o nc e pt o f a pplic a tio n se rve r.
           Wo rking kno wle dg e o f c urre nt le a ding e -Busine ss a pplic a tio ns suc h a s IBM We bSphe re , BEA We bLo g ic , Sun O ne , O ra c le AS,
           Ma c ro me dia JRun, e tc .
           Kno wle dg e in Po rta l a nd Intra ne t pra c tic e s/te c hno lo g ie s a s we ll a s B2B, B2C ma rke ts.
           Co mpe te nc y in utiliz ing we b site -e diting so ftwa re .
           De e p unde rsta nding in we b-e na bling ba c k-e nd da ta ba se te c hno lo g ie s a nd fro nt-e nd inte g ra tio n.
           Fa milia rity with J2EE a nd .NET pla tfo rms.
Human C o mpute r Inte rac tio n Spe c ializ atio n o f Study
The spe c ia liz a tio n in Huma n-Co mpute r Inte ra c tio n (HCI) pro vide s stude nts with a g re a te r le ve l o f unde rsta nding a nd c o mpe te nc e in public a nd
priva te se c to r be st pra c tic e s with a huma n-c e nte re d pe rspe c tive . The spe c ia liz a tio n pre pa re s stude nts with a g o o d unde rsta nding o f huma n
fa c to rs (physic a l, c o g nitive , a ffe c tive , a nd mo tiva tio na l) a nd the ir implic a tio ns to IT de sig n, e va lua tio n, use a nd ma na g e me nt.
     To c o mple te the HCI spe c ia liz a tio n, stude nts in the IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke the two re quire d c o urse s (*) fro m the list be lo w. In a dditio n:
            stude nts in the ma in c a mpus IM pro g ra m must the n ta ke two mo re c o urse s fro m the list
            stude nts in the mid-c a re e r IM pro g ra m in Wa shing to n DC must ta ke o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list
            stude nts in the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l MPA o r MAPA g ra dua te pro g ra ms who wa nt the HCI spe c ia liz a tio n must ta ke IST 6 18: Surve y o f
           Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y, the two re quire d (*) c o urse s, plus o ne mo re fro m the list
           IST   6 49 * Huma n Inte ra c tio n with Co mpute rs
           IST   553    Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s
           IST   6 17   Mo tiva tio na l Aspe c t o f Info rma tio n Use
           IST   6 29    O rg a niz a tio na l Info rma tio n Se c urity
           IST   6 41   Use r-Ba se d De sig n
Co urse wo rk ta rg e te d dire c tly fo r pre pa ra tio n fo r the fo llo wing HCI-re la te d po sitio ns:
          Huma n Fa c to rs a nd Usa bility Spe c ia lists
          IT Arc hite c t/Ana lyst/De ve lo pe r/Co nsulta nt
          Pro je c t Co nsulta nt/Ma na g e r/Dire c to r
          Re so urc e Pla nning Co nsulta nt/Ma na g e r/Dire c to r
Co re c o mpe te nc ie s e xpe c te d, a nd o fte n re quire d, in HCI-re la te d po sitio ns:
          stro ng c o mpe te nc y in a lig ning IT so lutio ns with huma n-busine ss-ma na g e me nt-o rg a niz a tio n re quire me nts
           c o mpe te nc y in huma n-c e nte re d pra c tic e s o f c o ntro lling c o st, sc he dule , pe rfo rma nc e , a nd risk invo lve d in IT de ve lo pme nt
          stro ng c o mpe te nc y in huma n-c e nte re d syste ms de ve lo pme nt life c yc le me tho ds a nd ma na g e me nt fo r va rio us IT pro je c ts
          hig h pro fic ie nc y in e va lua ting IT de sig n fo r its use fulne ss, usa bility, a nd huma n-c e nte re dne ss
          de e p unde rsta nding o f huma n c ha ra c te ristic s (physic a l, c o g nitive , a ffe c tive , mo tiva tio na l, be ha vio ra l) a s bo th re so urc e s a nd c o nstra ints
          fo r o rg a niz a tio na l info rma tio n syste ms de ve lo pme nt, use a nd ma na g e me nt
          stro ng pre se nta tio n, o rg a niz a tio na l, c o mmunic a tio n, a nd le a de rship skills
          unde rsta nding in implic a tio ns a nd impa c ts o f IT de sig n a nd use o n individua ls, o rg a niz a tio ns, a nd so c ie tie s
Info rmatio n Se c urity Spe c ializ atio n o f Study
The spe c ia liz a tio n in Info rma tio n Se c urity (Info Se c ) pro vide s stude nts with a g re a te r le ve l o f unde rsta nding a nd c o mpe te nc e in public a nd priva te
se c to r be st pra c tic e s o f pro viding info rma tio n se c urity in the fo llo wing dime nsio ns: physic a l, o pe ra tio na l, da ta , a nd pe rso nne l.
   To c o mple te the Info Se c spe c ia liz a tio n, stude nts in the IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke the two re quire d c o urse s (*) fro m the list be lo w. In
a dditio n:
          Stude nts in the Ma in Ca mpus IM pro g ra m must the n ta ke two mo re c o urse s fro m the list.
          Stude nts in the mid-c a re e r IM pro g ra m in Wa shing to n, D.C., must ta ke o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.
          Stude nts who a re g ra dua te s o f the NDU/IRMC IA Ce rtific a te Pro g ra m will ta ke IST 6 34 inste a d o f IST 522.
          Stude nts in the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l MPA o r Exe c utive MPA g ra dua te pro g ra ms who wa nt the Info Se c spe c ia liz a tio n must ta ke IST 6 18:
          Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y, the two re quire d (*) c o urse s, plus o ne mo re fro m the list.

IST   522*     Applie d Info rma tio n Se c urity
IST   6 23*    Intro duc tio n to Info rma tio n Se c urity
IST   6 25     Ente rprise Risk Ma na g e me nt
IST   6 29     O rg a niz a tio na l Info rma tio n Se c urity
IST   6 34     Se c urity in Ne two rke d Enviro nme nts
IST   724      Da ta ba se Se c urity
IST   728      Info rma tio n Se c urity Po lic y

C o urse wo rk targ e te d dire c tly fo r pre paratio n fo r the fo llo wing Info Se c - re late d po sitio ns:
          Info rma tio n Se c urity Administra to r/Ana lyst/Co nsulta nt
          Info rma tio n Se c urity Eng ine e r/Sc ie ntist
          Ne two rk Se c urity Administra to r/Eng ine e r/Ana lyst /Co nsulta nt
          Info rma tio n Se c urity Arc hite c t
C o re c o mpe te nc ie s e xpe c te d, and o fte n re quire d, in Info Se c - re late d po sitio ns:
          Fa milia rity with multiple O S e nviro nme nts suc h a s Windo ws, UNIX, Linux, AS/40 0 , Ma infra me , e tc .
          Expe rtise in se c urity issue s in LAN, WAN, Vo ic e , a nd Wire le ss ne two rks.
          Ability to a rc hite c t, de sig n, a nd imple me nt o rg a niz a tio n-wide se c urity, disa ste r re c o ve ry, a nd re sumptio n po lic ie s a nd pro c e dure s.
          Kno wle dg e in built-in a pplic a tio n se c urity func tio n/se rvic e s in O ra c le , DB/2, MS Ac tive Dire c to ry, Lo tus No te s, MS Exc ha ng e , SAP R/3,
          a nd o the rs is hig hly de sira ble .
          Stro ng c o mpe te nc y in ne two rking te c hno lo g ie s suc h a s ro ute ring , switc hing , e tc .
          Co mpe te nc ie s in intrusio n de te c tio n, vulne ra bility sc a nning , mo nito ring ne two rks, a uthe ntic a tio n a nd a c c e ss c o ntro ls, e nc ryptio n, e tc .
          Hig hly va lue d a nd de sira ble c e rtific a tio n: CISSP.
          O the r he lpful c e rtific a tio ns: SANS, CISA, CCNA.
Info rmatio n and Te le c o mmunic atio ns Po lic y Spe c ializ atio n o f Study
The spe c ia liz a tio n in Info rma tio n a nd Te le c o mmunic a tio n Po lic y (ITP) will pro vide stude nts with a g re a te r le ve l o f unde rsta nding a nd
c o mpe te nc e in public a nd priva te se c to r be st pra c tic e s o f ma na g ing te le c o mmunic a tio ns syste ms a nd info rma tio n ne two rk infra struc ture s a s we ll
a s c o rre spo nding po lic y issue s.
   To c o mple te the ITP spe c ia liz a tio n, stude nts in the IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke the two re quire d c o urse s (*) fro m the list be lo w. In a dditio n:
          Stude nts in the Ma in Ca mpus IM pro g ra m must the n ta ke two mo re c o urse s fro m the list.
          Stude nts in the mid-c a re e r IM pro g ra m in Wa shing to n, D.C., must ta ke o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.
          Stude nts in the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l MPA o r Exe c utive MPA g ra dua te pro g ra ms who wa nt the ITP spe c ia liz a tio n must ta ke IST 6 18 Surve y o f
          Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y, the two re quire d (*) c o urse s, plus o ne mo re fro m the list.

IST   556     Wire le ss Inte ra c tive Co mmunic a tio ns
IST   6 18    Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y
IST   6 53*   Intro duc tio n to Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt
IST   775     Info rma tio n Industry Stra te g ie s

C o urse wo rk targ e te d dire c tly fo r pre paratio n fo r the fo llo wing ITP- re late d po sitio ns:
          Info rma tio n Po lic y Co nsulta nt
          Co mmunic a tio ns Se rvic e s Ana lyst/Co nsulta nt
          Te le pho ny Pro je c t Ana lyst/Ma na g e r
          Info rma tio n a nd Te le c o mmunic a tio ns O ffic e r/G o ve rnme nt O ffic ia l
C o re c o mpe te nc ie s e xpe c te d, and o fte n re quire d, in ITP- re late d po sitio ns:
           Stro ng kno wle dg e in re g io na l, na tio na l, a nd inte rna tio na l po lic ie s, re g ula tio ns, a nd sta nda rds fo r info rma tio n a nd te le c o mmunic a tio n.
           Co mpe te nc y in re la ting te le c o mmunic a tio ns re quire me nts to stra te g ic g o a ls a nd fo rmula ting info rma tio n a nd te le c o mmunic a tio n
           stra te g ie s a nd po lic ie s a c c o rding ly.
           Ability to re vie w, write , a nd e dit re po rts suc h a s po lic ie s, e va lua tio n pla ns, te st re sults, te c hnic a l ma nua ls o n subje c ts re la te d to
           te le c o mmunic a tio n, a nd info rma tio n issue s.
           De e p unde rsta nding in g o ve rnme nt a g e nc ie s/func tio ns a nd e xpe rie nc e /kno wle dg e in g o ve rnme nt c o nsulting e nviro nme nt a re hig hly
           de sira ble .
           Ability to unde rsta nd, pla n, a nd inve stig a te te le c o mmunic a tio n/vo ic e c o mmunic a tio ns ne two rks.
           Stro ng writing skills in po lic y, pro c e dure , a nd sta nda rds de ve lo pme nt.
Pro je c t Manag e me nt and Re so urc e Planning Spe c ializ atio n o f Study
The spe c ia liz a tio n in Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt a nd Re so urc e Pla nning (PM/RP) pro vide s stude nts with a g re a te r le ve l o f unde rsta nding a nd
c o mpe te nc e in public a nd priva te se c to r be st pra c tic e s o f IT pro je c t ma na g e me nt, a s we ll a s hig h-le ve l re so urc e pla nning pra c tic e s suc h a s
c a pita l inve stme nt pla nning , syste ms de ve lo pme nt, a nd e nte rprise a rc hite c ture .
    To c o mple te the PM/RP spe c ia liz a tio n, stude nts in the IM de g re e pro g ra m must ta ke the two re quire d c o urse s (*) fro m the list be lo w. In
a dditio n:
           Stude nts in the Ma in Ca mpus IM pro g ra m must the n ta ke two mo re c o urse s fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the mid-c a re e r IM pro g ra m in Wa shing to n, D.C., must ta ke o ne mo re c o urse fro m the list.
           Stude nts in the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l MPA o r Exe c utive MPA g ra dua te pro g ra ms who wa nt the PM/RP
           spe c ia liz a tio n must ta ke IST 6 18: Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y, the two re quire d (*) c o urse s, plus o ne mo re
           fro m the list.


IST 6 0 0     Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt Co nsulta tio n

IST 6 19      Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs

IST 6 45      Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts

IST 6 73      Stra te g ic Pla nning in a n Info rma tio n-Ba se d O rg a niz a tio n

IST 726       Ente rprise Arc hite c ture

IST 727       IT Ca pita l Pla nning

IST 745       Adva nc e d Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt


C o urse wo rk targ e te d dire c tly fo r pre paratio n fo r the fo llo wing PM/RP- re late d po sitio ns:
           Pro je c t Co nsulta nt/Ma na g e r/Dire c to r
           Re so urc e Pla nning Co nsulta nt/Ma na g e r/Dire c to r
           Ma na g e me nt Ana lyst/Co nsulta nt
           MIS Ma na g e r/Dire c to r
C o re c o mpe te nc ie s e xpe c te d, and o fte n re quire d, in PM/RP- re late d po sitio ns:
           Stro ng c o mpe te nc y in a lig ning IT so lutio ns with busine ss/ma na g e me nt/o rg a niz a tio n re quire me nts.
           Ability in imple me nting a nd ma na g ing e ffe c tive c a pita l pla nning a nd inve stme nt c o ntro l pro c e ss.
           Co mpe te nc y in pro je c t ma na g e me nt pra c tic e s o f c o ntro lling c o st, sc he dule , pe rfo rma nc e , a nd risk.
           De e p unde rsta nding o f info rma tio n a s a stra te g ic re so urc e fo r o rg a niz a tio ns.
           Stro ng pre se nta tio n, o rg a niz a tio na l, c o mmunic a tio n, a nd le a de rship skills.
           Co mpe te nc y in syste ms de ve lo pme nt life c yc le me tho ds a nd ma na g e me nt fo r va rio us IT pro je c ts.
           Unde rsta nding in c a pita liz ing o n e nte rprise a rc hite c ture c o nc e pts to o rg a niz e busine ss a nd IT info rma tio n a s we ll a s be st pra c tic e s in
           re so urc e s pla nning .
           Hig h pro fic ie nc y in using MS Pro je c t o r simila r pro je c t ma na g e me nt to o ls.
           Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt Institute (PMI) Ce rtific a tio n is de sira ble .

Exe cut ive Track

Stude nts with six o r mo re ye a rs o f a ppro pria te full-time pro fe ssio na l ma na g e me nt e xpe rie nc e in the info rma tio n ma na g e me nt fie ld a nd who
de mo nstra te a ppro pria te pro fe ssio na l qua lific a tio ns ma y a pply to the Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt Exe c utive Pro g ra m. Tho se
a c c e pte d into the pro g ra m ma y wa ive the inte rnship re quire me nt, a nd re duc e the numbe r o f c re dits re quire d fo r the de g re e to 30 .

This de g re e pro g ra m c a n be c o mple te d o n c a mpus, o nline , o r thro ug h a c o mbina tio n o f bo th o ptio ns. Stude nts ta ke the sa me c la sse s a nd le a rn
fro m the sa me a c c o mplishe d fa c ulty me mbe rs who te a c h in the 42-c re dit ho ur pro g ra m. The y c a n ta ilo r the ir c o urse wo rk to fill kno wle dg e g a ps
o r de e pe n the ir e xisting kno wle dg e to de ve lo p a spe c ia lty.

To qua lify fo r this pro g ra m, a pplic a nts must de mo nstra te thro ug h bo th the e xte nt a nd qua lity o f the ir pro fe ssio na l e xpe rie nc e tha t the y a re stro ng
c a ndida te s fo r le a de rship ro le s in the IM fie ld. Applic a tio ns will be e va lua te d o n fo ur dime nsio ns to a sse ss le a de rship po te ntia l a nd qua lific a tio n
fo r the e xe c utive pro g ra m:

Ye ars o f pro fe ssio nal e xpe rie nc e A minimum o f six ye a rs is ne c e ssa ry to be c o nside re d fo r the e xe c utive de g re e pro g ra m. In so me c a se s
mo re tha n six ye a rs o f e xpe rie nc e ma y be ne c e ssa ry to de mo nstra te the qua lific a tio ns re quire d fo r a dmissio n to the e xe c utive de g re e pro g ra m.

Appro priate jo b re spo nsibilitie s The a pplic a nt’s pro fe ssio na l e xpe rie nc e must be in o ne o r mo re do ma ins tha t a re c e ntra l to the IM fie ld.
(Exa mple s a re a pplic a tio n de ve lo pme nt, da ta ba se ma na g e me nt, info rma tio n se c urity, ne two rk ma na g e me nt, syste m inte g ra tio n, syste ms a na lysis,
busine ss pro c e ss a na lysis, e nte rprise a rc hite c ture , so ftwa re e ng ine e ring . No te tha t this list is no t e xha ustive .)
C o ntinually inc re asing re spo nsibility The c a ndida te must be a ble to de mo nstra te tha t his o r he r c a re e r sho ws a ste a dy pro g re ssio n thro ug h
inc re a sing ly re spo nsible po sitio ns.

Re c o mme ndatio n by e mplo ye r The c a ndida te ’s a pplic a tio n must be a c c o mpa nie d by a stro ng re c o mme nda tio n le tte r fro m a t le a st o ne
c urre nt o r pre vio us supe rviso r o r ma na g e r. This a llo ws the c a ndida te to sho w a n inde pe nde nt a sse ssme nt o f his o r he r pro fe ssio na l e xpe rtise .

C urric ulum Re quire me nts The 30 -c re dit c urric ulum fo r the se stude nts will be de te rmine d in c o lla bo ra tio n with a n a c a de mic a dviso r, a nd will
inc lude 9 - c re dit Primary C o re , 9 - c re dit Se c o ndary C o re , 9 - c re dit Ele c tive s, and 3- c re dit Exit Re quire me nt . With the a dviso r’s
a ppro va l, qua lifie d stude nts ma y substitute a dva nc e d c o urse s fo r intro duc to ry prima ry a nd se c o nda ry c o re c o urse s.

(1) Primary Core (9 c re dits)
Management and Financial Track
IST 585 Kno wle dg e Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 14 Ma na g e me nt Princ iple s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls
IST 6 19 Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs
IST 6 21 Intro duc tio n to Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt: Co nc e pts, Co nte xts, a nd Ca re e r O ptio ns
             (g a te wa y c o urse )
IST 6 25 Ente rprise Risk Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 45 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
IST 6 73 Stra te g ic Pla nning in a n Info rma tio n-Ba se d O rg a niz a tio n
IST 6 83 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y-Ena ble d Cha ng e
IST 726 Ente rprise Arc hite c ture
IST 727 IT Ca pita l Pla nning
IST 745 Adva nc e d Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt
IST 775 Info rma tio n Industry Stra te g ie s

Policy Track
IST 6 18 Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y
IST 728 Info rma tio n Se c urity Po lic y


(2) Secondary Core (9 c re dits)
Systems Solution Track
IST 585 Kno wle dg e Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 25 Ente rprise Risk Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 42 Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e
IST 6 45 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
IST 6 83 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y-Ena ble d Cha ng e
IST 710 Adva nc e d To pic s in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt a nd Stra te g ie s
IST 726 Ente rprise Arc hite c ture
IST 745 Adva nc e d Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt

Technological Infrastructure Track
IST 522 Applie d Info rma tio n Se c urity
IST 558 Te c hno lo g ie s in We b Co nte nt Ma na g e me nt
IST 56 5 Da ta Mining
IST 6 23 Intro duc tio n to Info rma tio n Se c urity
IST 6 34 Se c urity in Ne two rke d Enviro nme nts
IST 6 39 Ente rprise Te c hno lo g ie s
IST 6 56 Te le c o mmunic a tio n a nd Info rma tio n Ne two rk Te c hno lo g y
IST 6 59 Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 79 Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e Te c hno lo g ie s
IST 76 9 Adva nc e Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt

User Information Needs Track
IST 553 Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s
IST 6 17 Mo tiva tio na l Aspe c ts o f Info rma tio n Use
IST 6 26 Busine ss Info rma tio n Re so urc e s a nd Stra te g ic Inte llig e nc e
IST 6 29 O rg a niz a tio na l Info rma tio na l Se c urity
IST 6 31 The o ry o f Cla ssific a tio n a nd Subje c t Re pre se nta tio n
IST 6 34 Se c urity in Ne two rke d Enviro nme nts
IST 6 41 Use r-Ba se d De sig n
IST 6 49 Huma n Inte ra c tio n with Co mpute rs
IST 6 6 2 Instruc tio na l Stra te g ie s a nd Te c hnique s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls
IST 80 0 Se mina r in Be ha vio ra l Sc ie nc e s

(3) Electives (9 c re dits)

(4) Exit Requirement (3 c re dits)
IST 755 Stra te g ic Ma na g e me nt o f Info rma tio n Re so urc e s


Prof essional Doctorate In Inf ormation Management
C o ntac t: Mic he lle Ka a rst-Bro wn, 245 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-29 11, mlbro w0 3@syr.e du, isc ho o l.syr.e du/dps
The Do c to ra te o f Pro fe ssio na l Studie s in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt (DPS-IM) is a 51-c re dit, pa rt-time e xe c utive de g re e pro g ra m fo r wo rking
pro fe ssio na ls who a re inte re ste d in the a pplie d a spe c ts o f re se a rc h in the info rma tio n fie ld. This 36 -42 mo nth de g re e pro g ra m pre pa re s
e xe c utive s to be the c a ta lyst fo r po sitive c ha ng e within the ir o rg a niz a tio ns.
The pro fe ssio na l do c to ra te se rve s mid-c a re e r info rma tio n pro fe ssio na ls who a re a lre a dy e mplo ye d in the ir re spe c tive disc ipline s. O ur dive rse
c urric ulum will pre pa re the m fo r a dva nc e d pla c e me nt o ppo rtunitie s in e xe c utive a nd se nio r info rma tio n ma na g e me nt po sitio ns in the public ,
priva te , de fe nse , a c a de mic , a nd no n-pro fit se c to rs. Whe the r the g o a l is c o ntributio ns a nd a dva nc e me nt within a n o rg a niz a tio n, o r a shift in
spe c ia liz a tio n within the info rma tio n pro fe ssio ns, a do c to ra l de g re e c a n o pe n a wo rld o f ne w po ssibilitie s fo r a thriving c a re e r in a ra pidly
c ha ng ing pro fe ssio n.
In pa rtic ula r, the Do c to ra te o f Pro fe ssio na l Studie s in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt will be o f inte re st to tho se who c o nsume , c re a te , supe rvise , o r
e va lua te re se a rc h a s pa rt o f la rg e r pro ble m so lving o r info rma tio n ma na g e me nt.


Distinc tive Fe ature s

• Limite d re side nc y, distanc e - le arning fo rmat
O nline , hybrid, a nd brie f re side nc y c o urse fo rma ts pro vide fle xibility fo r dista nc e pro fe ssio na ls while e nc o ura g ing o ppo rtunitie s fo r inte ra c tio n
a mo ng stude nts a nd with fa c ulty.
• Applie d fo c us
The pro g ra m e nric he s stude nts’ unde rsta nding o f the ro le o f info rma tio n in the kno wle dg e e c o no my a nd te a c he s ho w to a pply this e xpe rtise to
e nha nc e the e ffe c tive ne ss o f info rma tio n-ba se d o rg a niz a tio ns in the public a nd priva te se c to rs. Stude nts a dd to the ir bre a dth a nd de pth o f
info rma tio n, while building a so lid fo unda tio n fo r a dva nc e d le ve ls o f info rma tio n re se a rc h, a nd de ve lo p c o mpe te nc ie s in pro g ra m e va lua tio n,
da ta inte rpre ta tio n a nd a pplie d pro ble m so lving .
• Do c to ral le ve l re se arc h
Unique a mo ng pra c titio ne r-o rie nte d do c to ra l de g re e s, the pro g ra m is c o mple te d with a o ne -ye a r the sis—a pro c e ss thro ug h whic h stude nts
de ve lo p in-de pth kno wle dg e in a to pic o f the ir c ho ic e . The c re a tio n o f a qua lity the sis c a n le a d to g ra dua te s’ re c o g nitio n in the ir fie ld thro ug h
the pro duc tio n o f a bo o k, white pa pe rs, a nd o the r public a tio ns.
• A stro ng pe e r ne two rk
Stude nts ta ke ma ny o f the ir c la sse s with the sa me sma ll c o ho rt o f stude nts in o rde r to pro mo te pe e r le a rning a nd suppo rt thro ug ho ut the c o urse
o f study. Ca mpus se mina rs e nc o ura g e c o lla bo ra tio n a nd sha ring a c ro ss c o ho rts a t diffe re nt sta g e s in the ir pro g ra m o f study.
• Inte rac tio n with Ph. D. in Info rmatio n Sc ie nc e and Te c hno lo g y stude nts
Ph.D. a nd pro fe ssio na l do c to ra te stude nts will sha re a ble nde d le a rning e nviro nme nt in me tho ds c o urse s, c re a ting a n o ve rla p o f inte lle c tua l
do ma in a nd o ppo rtunitie s fo r re so urc e sha ring in c la sse s, writing g ro ups, a nd e dito ria l suppo rt.
• C usto miz able are as o f study
Co nc e ntra tio ns a nd fie lds o f re se a rc h c a n fo c us o n a ny o f the sc ho o l’s ma ny disc ipline s, inc luding info rma tio n lite ra c y, te c hno lo g y pla nning ,
dig ita l libra rie s, e le c tro nic c o mme rc e , huma n-c o mpute r inte ra c tio n, te le c o mmunic a tio ns po lic y, info rma tio n se e king a nd c la ssific a tio n, g lo ba l
ne two rking , c ybe r se c urity, da ta ma na g e me nt, g o ve rnme nt info rma tio n po lic y, kno wle dg e ma na g e me nt, a mo ng o the rs. (O ur Sc ho o l we b site
inc lude s pro file s o f fa c ulty a nd c urre nt do c to ra l stude nts.)
• Fac ulty e ng ag e me nt
Stude nts ha ve the o ppo rtunity to wo rk c lo se ly with the ir a dviso r a nd with the ir c o mmitte e fa c ulty.


C URRIC ULUM
The Do c to ra te o f Pro fe ssio na l Studie s in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt c urric ulum invo lve s c o urse wo rk, c o mpre he nsive e xa mina tio ns, a nd the sis
re se a rc h c o mple te d o ve r 36 -42 mo nths sta rting a t the be g inning o f a summe r se me ste r.

The 51-c re dit Pro g ra m o f study invo lve s:

          • Six inte nsive re side ntia l se mina rs (6 c re dit ho urs),
          • Thre e me tho ds c o urse s a nd thre e me tho ds wo rksho ps (12 c re dits ho urs to ta l)
          • Fo ur o nline do c to ra l se mina rs, a dva nc e d c o nte nt, o r inde pe nde nt study c o urse s (12 c re dits ho urs)
          • Two pra c tic a l c o urse s (6 c re dits ho urs) se le c te d fro m o ur a dva nc e d ma ste r’s le ve l c urric ulum in Libra ry Sc ie nc e , Info rma tio n
          Ma na g e me nt, o r Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt.
          • Five the sis c o urse s (15 c re dits ho urs)

The de g re e pro g ra m be g ins with a n inte nsive re side ntia l Inte nsive Se mina r a nd Me tho ds Wo rksho p a t the be g inning o f the summe r se me ste r
(usua lly in Ma y) fo r the ye a r in whic h a stude nt is a dmitte d. During the first re side ntia l se mina r, stude nts will be c o me mo re fa milia r with the
pro g ra m's c o urse wo rk, fa c ulty, te c hno lo g y, a nd e a c h o the r.

This o pe ning re side nc y le a ds into the Summer Doctoral Gateway course , a n o nline intro duc tio n to the bre a dth o f re se a rc h a nd issue s in the
info rma tio n fie ld.

During each of the first two regular academic semesters , (fa ll, spring ) stude nts ta ke o ne re se a rc h me tho ds c o urse a nd o ne do c to ra l se mina r o ffe re d
in a n o nline fo rma t. Stude nts will a lso re turn to c a mpus in e a rly fa ll fo r the ir se c o nd re side ntia l Inte nsive Se mina r a nd Me tho ds Wo rksho p, a nd
ha ve the o ppo rtunity to inte ra c t with the ir c o urse fa c ulty, a dviso rs, a nd fe llo w do c to ra l stude nts.

Afte r c o mple ting spring se me ste r c o urse s, the second summer o f the pro g ra m o f study be g ins with the third re side ntia l Inte nsive Se mina r a nd
Me tho ds Wo rksho p. Stude nts a lso use the summe r se me ste r to pursue a n o nline c o urse c ho se n fro m the pra c tic a l c urric ulum o f o ur pro fe ssio na l
ma ste r’s pro g ra ms o r the y ma y ne g o tia te a n inde pe nde nt study c o urse supe rvise d by the ir a dviso r o r a no the r fa c ulty me mbe r.

Ea rly in the fa ll se me ste r o f the second year of study , stude nts will re turn to c a mpus fo r the ir fo urth re side ntia l Inte nsive Se mina r, c o ntinuing the ir
fa c e -to -fa c e inte ra c tio n with fa c ulty, a dviso rs, a nd fe llo w do c to ra l stude nts. Co urse wo rk in the fa ll se me ste r will inc lude the ir fina l me tho ds
c o urse a nd a n o nline c o urse . Co urse wo rk in the spring se me ste r o f the se c o nd ye a r o f study a lso inc lude s two c o urse s, whic h ma y inc lude a n
inde pe nde nt study fo c using o n pre pa ra tio n fo r c o mpre he nsive e xa mina tio ns a nd a fina l inde pe nde nt study le a ding to initia l wo rk o n the the sis
pro po sa l.

The third summer semester be g ins with the fifth re side nc y Inte nsive Se mina r in whic h the stude nt write s the ir c o mpre he nsive e xa mina tio ns.
Summe r wo rk inc lude s re g istra tio n fo r the sis c re dits a nd pre pa ra tio n o f the the sis pro po sa l tha t will be de fe nde d in the fa ll.
During the final year o f the pro g ra m, stude nts c o mple te the ir fina l re side ntia l Inte nsive Se mina r, a s we ll a s the re ma inde r o f the ir the sis c re dits.
During this fina l ye a r, stude nts ma y a lso visit c a mpus to de fe nd the ir the sis pro po sa l a nd c o mple te d the sis re se a rc h, sc he dule d with the ir the sis
c o mmitte e to suit the ir pro g re ss a nd pro fe ssio na l de ma nds.




Ph.D. In Inf ormation Science And Technology
Co nta c t Ping Zha ng , 245 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-56 17, pzhang@syr.edu; ischool.syr.edu.
The Ph.D. in Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e a nd Te c hno lo g y (fo rme rly kno wn a s Ph.D. in Info rma tio n Tra nsfe r) a t Syra c use Unive rsity's Sc ho o l o f
Info rma tio n Studie s a ddre sse s info rma tio n-re la te d phe no me na in a ll se tting s: individua l, o rg a niz a tio na l, so c ie ta l, po litic a l, a nd te c hnic a l. The
Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e a nd Te c hno lo g y Ph.D. pro g ra m is inte rdisc iplina ry, bring ing to g e the r re le va nt kno wle dg e a nd me tho ds fro m info rma tio n
sc ie nc e , fro m the be ha vio ra l a nd so c ia l sc ie nc e s, fro m ma na g e me nt a nd e c o no mic s, fro m c o mpute r sc ie nc e , a nd fro m la w a nd public po lic y.

The Ph.D. in Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e a nd Te c hno lo g y is a re se a rc h-o rie nte d de g re e a wa rde d fo r e xc e lle nc e in the a dva nc e me nt a nd disse mina tio n
o f ne w kno wle dg e , bo th ba sic a nd a pplie d, a bo ut the de sig n, use a nd e va lua tio n o f info rma tio n syste ms, se rvic e s, a nd po lic ie s fo r individua ls,
fo r g ro ups, fo r priva te -se c to r firms, a nd fo r no npro fit a nd g o ve rnme nta l o rg a niz a tio ns. Ph.D. stude nts in o ur pro g ra m study in a wide ra ng e o f
a re a s, inc luding :

• Info rma tio n a nd So c ie ty: public po lic y, so c ie ta l impa c ts a nd info rma tio n te c hno lo g y (IT), e -g o ve rnme nt, the dig ita l divide , me dia c o nve rg e nc e ,
c o mmunity ne two rks, libra rie s
• Info rma tio n a nd O rg a niz a tio ns: IT ma na g e me nt, e -c o mme rc e , te c hno lo g y-drive n inno va tio n/c ha ng e , IT-e na ble d o rg a niz a tio ns
• Info rma tio n a nd Educ a tio n: dig ita l lite ra c y, e -le a rning , sc ho o l libra ry me dia , a sync hro no us le a rning ne two rks
• Info rma tio n a nd Individua ls: huma n-c o mpute r inte ra c tio n, info rma tio n-se e king be ha vio r, me dic a l info rma tic s
• Info rma tio n Syste ms: de sig n, surviva bility, se c urity
• Info rma tio n O rg a niz a tio n a nd Ac c e ss: me ta da ta , re pre se nta tio n, kno wle dg e disc o ve ry, info rma tio n re trie va l, ima g e re trie va l
• Ne two rke d Info rma tio n: dig ita l libra rie s, distributio n o f public info rma tio n, dig ita l re fe re nc e
• Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y: e me rg ing te c hno lo g ie s, wire le ss ne two rks, na tura l la ng ua g e pro c e ssing , middle wa re

The pro g ra m ha s a wa rde d mo re tha n 10 0 Ph.D. de g re e s sinc e its inc e ptio n in 19 6 9 . Mo st g ra dua te s find c a re e rs in a c a de mic a nd re se a rc h
institutio ns. O the r g ra dua te s ha ve suc c e ssfully pursue d c a re e rs in info rma tio n-re la te d industrie s.
Admissio n re quire me nts inc lude a ba c he lo r’s de g re e fro m a n a c c re dite d institutio n; G RE sc o re s o f a t le a st 6 0 0 in a ll se c tio ns o f the e xa m a nd
a n a na lytic writing sc o re o f a t le a st 4; TO EFL sc o re s a bo ve 6 0 0 fo r stude nts who se first la ng ua g e is no t Eng lish; tra nsc ripts, thre e le tte rs o f
re c o mme nda tio ns fro m pe o ple who c a n e va lua te the re se a rc h po te ntia ls o f the a pplic a nts; writing sa mple s; CV o r re sume ; a nd a pe rso na l
sta te me nt. Altho ug h no t a re quire me nt, mo st a dmitte d stude nts a lso ha ve a ma ste r’s de g re e . In ma king de c isio ns a bo ut a dmissio n, the c o mmitte e
c o nside rs a n a pplic a nt’s c a re e r g o a ls, mo tiva tio n, re se a rc h inte re sts a nd po te ntia l fit to the fa c ulty’s e xpe rtise , pa st wo rk o r re se a rc h
e xpe rie nc e s, wo rk e thic s, o ra l a nd writte n c o mmunic a tio n skills, a nd o ve ra ll c o g nitive a nd e mo tio na l ma turity. Applic a tio ns a re c o nside re d fo r
the fa ll se me ste r o nly. The de a dline fo r re c e ipt o f the c o mple te d a pplic a tio n is Ja nua ry 8.

Le a rning O utc o me s Suc c e ssful Ph.D. g ra dua te s will ha ve the fo llo wing se t o f skills a nd kno wle dg e in:
          1. Co mpre he nsive Ma ste ry: De mo nstra te ma ste ry o f the bo dy o f kno wle dg e a nd re se a rc h me tho ds o f a de fine d sc ho la rly fie ld a nd its
          re la tio n to the inte rdisc iplina ry study o f info rma tio n sc ie nc e a nd te c hno lo g y.
          2. Re se a rc h: De mo nstra te the a bility to inde pe nde ntly pla n, de sig n, e xe c ute , a nd re po rt a sc ho la rly re se a rc h pro je c t.
          3. Te a c hing : De mo nstra te the a bility to pla n a nd de live r instruc tio na l e xpe rie nc e s a t the po st-se c o nda ry le ve l.
          4. Pro fe ssio na l Pra c tic e s: De mo nstra te kno wle dg e o f the pro fe ssio na l no rms, pra c tic e s, a nd e thic a l sta nda rds o f a de fine d sc ho la rly fie ld.
          5. Ac a de mic Life : De mo nstra te the a bility to pa rtic ipa te a s a n a c tive c o ntributo r in the a c a de mic life o f a fa c ulty/sc ho o l.
C urric ulum
The pro g ra m is ve ry fle xible a nd c a n be c o nstruc te d to me e t individua l stude nt’s unique ne e d. During the first ye a r, the re is a se t o f disc iplina ry
se mina rs fo r the stude nts to g a in a c o mpre he nsive unde rsta nding o f the info rma tio n re la te d fie lds a nd a se rie s o f funda me nta l re se a rc h me tho ds
fo r so c ia l sc ie nc e s. O the r c o urse s c a n be se le c te d by stude nts a fte r c o nsulta tio n with the ir a dviso rs. The o nly fo rma l re quire me nt is tha t stude nts
must c o mple te fo ur se me ste rs o f re se a rc h a nd te a c hing pra c tic a .
The Ph.D. pro g ra m re quire s c o mple tio n o f a t le a st 6 0 c re dits o f c o urse wo rk a nd 18 disse rta tio n c re dits. While the sc ho o l ma y a c c e pt the tra nsfe r
o f up to 30 c re dits o f re le va nt, g ra dua te -le ve l c o urse wo rk c o mple te d a t a no the r a c c re dite d institutio n, the to ta l numbe r o f c re dits a c c umula te d
(a t Syra c use o r e lse whe re ) is no t a ma jo r c o nside ra tio n in a stude nt’s pro g re ss thro ug h the pro g ra m. Inste a d, wha t ma tte rs is a stude nt’s ma ste ry
o f the skills ne e de d to be c o me a n inde pe nde nt, pro duc tive re se a rc he r. While c o urse wo rk c o mple te d e lse whe re ma y de c re a se the numbe r o f
c re dits tha t must be e a rne d a t Syra c use , it ma y no t ne c e ssa rily de c re a se the le ng th o f a stude nt’s pro g ra m.
Upo n c o mple tio n o f c o urse wo rk, stude nts de fe nd the ir c o mpre he nsive ma ste ry o f the ir fie ld o f study a nd o f re se a rc h me tho do lo g y. Stude nts
who suc c e ssfully c o mple te c o urse wo rk a nd c o mpre he nsive ma ste ry de fe nse a re a dmitte d to c a ndida c y. Afte r tha t, a disse rta tio n pro po sa l a nd
the n a disse rta tio n must be pre se nte d a nd de fe nde d. Stude nts a re e xpe c te d to de fe nd the ir disse rta tio n by the e nd o f the ir fifth ye a r.
Pa rt-time study is no t a n o ptio n. The re se a rc h o rie nta tio n o f the sc ho o l bring s stude nts a nd fa c ulty to g e the r re g ula rly o n a n info rma l ba sis a s we ll
a s in sc he dule d c la sse s, a nd pa rt-time stude nts who miss this impo rta nt pa rt o f the e xpe rie nc e ma y find the ir pro g ra ms suffe r.




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Info rma tio n is a c ritic a l a sse t within a n o rg a niz a tio n. Live s a nd live liho o ds de pe nd o n the c o ntinua tio n o f info rma tio n syste ms a nd the ir c o rre c t
o pe ra tio n. With the inc re a sing c o mple xitie s o f to da y’s ha rdwa re , so ftwa re , a nd the ir ne two rking , the ne e d fo r ma na g ing e nte rprise se c urity
be c o me s mo re pre ssing . Info rma tio n Se c urity Ma na g e me nt (ISM) c a n be de fine d a s the c o mpre he nsive skills tha t ma na g e a hig h de g re e o f
c o mple x te c hnic a l se c urity, inc re a se d o pe ra tio na l c o sts, a nd dive rse po lic ie s a nd use r be ha vio r. Se nio r e xe c utive s, IT ma na g e rs, a nd te c hnic a l
sta ffs ne e d we ll-e duc a te d, stro ng skills in ISM fo r the ir o rg a niz a tio ns.
The Ce rtific a te o f Adva nc e d Study in Info rma tio n Se c urity Ma na g e me nt o ffe rs a c o mpre he nsive se t o f skills fo r info rma tio n se c urity
ma na g e me nt, e na bling stude nts to ta ke a le a d ro le in the a re a within the ir o rg a niz a tio ns. The 15-c re dit pro g ra m pro vide s stude nts with the
fle xibility to ta ke c o urse wo rk tha t do e s no t o ve rla p with the ir c urre nt e xpe rtise but g ive s the m to o ls in info rma tio n se c urity te c hno lo g y, po lic y,
risk ma na g e me nt, a nd e va lua tio n, de pe nding o n the ir ba c kg ro und.

This c e rtific a te is o ffe re d in bo th c a mpus a nd dista nc e le a rning fo rma ts, a nd c a n be c o mple te d a s a full-time o r pa rt-time stude nt. The c e rtific a te is
a va ila ble to tho se with o r witho ut e xpe rie nc e in the info rma tio n te c hno lo g y fie ld. Applic a nts ma y be c urre ntly wo rking in a re la te d fie ld, o r the y
ma y be inte re ste d in ma king a c a re e r c ha ng e into the info rma tio n se c urity fie ld. The c e rtific a te a lso pro vide s a n o ppo rtunity fo r pro fe ssio na l
de ve lo pme nt a nd se rve s a s a fo unda tio n fo r c a re e r a dva nc e me nt.


Fe de ral De sig natio n in Info rmatio n Assuranc e Educ atio n
The Na tio na l Se c urity Ag e nc y (NSA) a nd the De pa rtme nt o f Ho me la nd Se c urity (DHS) de sig na te d Syra c use Unive rsity a s a Na tio na l Ce nte r o f
Ac a de mic Exc e lle nc e in Info rma tio n Assura nc e Educ a tio n (CAEIAE) a s we ll a s a Na tio na l Ce nte r o f Ac a de mic Exc e lle nc e in Info rma tio n
Assura nc e - Re se a rc h (CAE-R). Syra c use Unive rsity wa s first de sig na te d a s a CAEIAE in 20 0 1 a nd wa s re -de sig na te d a s a CAEIAE in 20 0 4 a nd in
20 0 7 fo r a n a dditio na l five ye a rs. It a lso re c e ive d a CAE-R de sig na tio n in 20 0 9 .

To be na me d a Ce nte r o f Ac a de mic Exc e lle nc e in Info rma tio n Assura nc e , a n institutio n must me e t IA c o urse wa re sta nda rds de fine d by the
Info rma tio n Assura nc e Co urse wa re Eva lua tio n (IACE) Pro g ra m. As a n IACE c e rtifie d institutio n, Syra c use Unive rsity me e ts the na tio na l tra ining
a nd e duc a tio n sta nda rds fo r Info rma tio n Syste ms Se c urity Pro fe ssio na ls, Se nio r Syste ms Ma na g e rs, Syste m Administra to rs, Info rma tio n Syste ms
Se c urity O ffic e rs, Syste m Ce rtifie rs, a nd Risk Ana lysts.

C urric ulum The c e rtific a te re quire s 15 g ra dua te c re dits. All c o urse s a re 3 g ra dua te c re dits unle ss spe c ifie d o the rwise .

Stude nts a re re quire d to ta ke the fo llo wing :

IST 6 23     Intro duc tio n to Info rma tio n Se c urity

At le a st o ne 3-c re dit c o urse fro m the Management Security c o urse list

At le a st o ne 3-c re dit c o urse fro m the Technology Security c o urse list

An a dditio na l 6 c re dit ho urs fro m the Management Security, Technology Security , o r Information Studies list.

Management Security (a t le a st 3 c re dits re quire d)
IST 6 0 0 Ho me la nd Se c urity
IST 6 0 0 Dig ita l Fo re nsic s
IST 6 25 Ente rprise Risk Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 29 O rg a niz a tio na l Info rma tio n Se c urity
IST 70 0 IT Se c urity Arc hite c ture
IST 728 Info rma tio n Se c urity Po lic y

Technology Security (a t le a st 3 c re dits re quire d)
IST 522 Applie d Info rma tio n Se c urity
IST 6 34 Se c urity in Ne two rke d Enviro nme nts
IST 724 Da ta ba se Se c urity
CIS/CSE 6 43 Co mpute r Se c urity
CIS/CSE 6 44 Inte rne t Se c urity
CIS/CSE 774 Princ iple s o f Distribute d Ac c e ss Co ntro l

Information Studies (a n a dditio na l 6 c re dits a re re quire d fro m the a bo ve c o urse lists o r the fo llo wing list)
IST 6 18 Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y
IST 6 39 Ente rprise Te c hno lo g ie s
IST 6 42 Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e
IST 6 45 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
IST 6 56 Te le c o mmunic a tio n a nd Info rma tio n Ne two rk Te c hno lo g y
IST 6 59 Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 79 Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e Te c hno lo g ie s
IST 6 9 0 Inde pe nde nt Study
IST 9 71 Inte rnship

Sc ho larship O ppo rtunitie s
The U.S. fe de ra l g o ve rnme nt ha s institute d se ve ra l sc ho la rship o ppo rtunitie s fo r c itiz e ns inte re ste d in c o mple ting the CAS in Info rma tio n Se c urity
Ma na g e me nt a t Syra c use Unie vrsity. Le a rn mo re a bo ut the se o ppo rtunitie s.

Earn a maste r’s de g re e
Pa rtic ipa nts in the c e rtific a te pro g ra m ha ve the o ptio n o f a pplying the se g ra dua te c re dits to wa rd a ma ste r’s de g re e o ffe re d a t the Sc ho o l o f
Info rma tio n Studie s. All 15 c re dits c o mple te d fo r the c e rtific a te c a n be inc lude d in the 42-c re dit re quire me nt Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n
Ma na g e me nt o r 36 -c re dit Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt. Se le c tive c re dits ma y be a pplie d to the 36 -c re dit
Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e .


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Ma na g ing info rma tio n syste ms a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns func tio ns ha s be c o me c ritic a l to a ll o rg a niz a tio ns. If yo u ha ve a dive rse pro fe ssio na l
ba c kg ro und a nd e xpe rie nc e , but little o r no fo rma l tra ining in info rma tio n syste ms a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns ma na g e me nt, yo u c a n a c quire the
e xpe rtise ne e de d to ma na g e info rma tio n syste ms a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns func tio ns thro ug h this pro g ra m.

The 15-c re dit g ra dua te c e rtific a te pro g ra m e na ble s yo u to furthe r yo ur pre se nt c a re e r o r disc o ve r ne w o ptio ns in the dyna mic , c ha lle ng ing fie ld
o f info rma tio n ma na g e me nt syste ms a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns. The c e rtific a te pro g ra m e na ble s yo u to a dd info rma tio n ma na g e me nt a nd syste ms
qua lific a tio ns to yo ur e xisting ba c he lo r’s o r ma ste r’s de g re e , thus e xpa nding yo ur c a re e r o ptio ns a nd pro viding a c o mpe titive a dva nta g e in
pursuing c a re e r o ppo rtunitie s in busine ss, g o ve rnme nt, o r no t-fo r-pro fit o rg a niz a tio ns.

The c e rtific a te sta nds a lo ne ; ho we ve r, a fte r suc c e ssful c o mple tio n, yo u ha ve the o ptio n o f c o ntinuing to e a rn a ma ste r’s de g re e in info rma tio n
ma na g e me nt o r in te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd ne two rk ma na g e me nt.

The g ra dua te c e rtific a te in info rma tio n syste ms a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns ma na g e me nt (IS&TM) e quips yo u with a n unde rsta nding o f ke y issue s in
the fie lds o f info rma tio n a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns ma na g e me nt, inc luding :
          o rg a niz a tio na l ma na g e me nt a nd imple me nta tio n o f ra pidly c ha ng ing info rma tio n te c hno lo g ie s
          da ta ba se ma na g e me nt a nd a dministra tio n
          ma na g e me nt o f lo c a l a nd wide -a re a ne two rks a nd the c ha lle ng e o f g lo ba l inte rc o nne c tivity
          ha rne ssing info rma tio n re so urc e s to impro ve o rg a niz a tio na l e ffe c tive ne ss, inc luding de c isio n ma king , pro ble m so lving , stra te g ic
          pla nning , ma rke ting , a nd budg e ting pro c e sse s
          pro je c t ma na g e me nt pro c e sse s a nd c ha lle ng e s o f o utso urc ing
          syste ms inte g ra tio n
          we b site de sig n a nd ma na g e me nt, inc luding info rma tio n a rc hite c ture
          sta te -o f-the -a rt a pplic a tio ns in c o mpute r, te le c o mmunic a tio ns, a nd info rma tio n te c hno lo g ie s


C urric ulum To e a rn the IS&TM c e rtific a te , yo u must c o mple te 15 g ra dua te c re dits.

Certificate Core All stude nts must ta ke IST 6 0 1 a nd e ithe r IST 6 21 o r IST 6 53.
IST 6 0 1 Info rma tio n a nd Info rma tio n Enviro nme nts (1 c re dit) and
IST 6 21 Intro duc tio n to Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt or
IST 6 53 Intro duc tio n to Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt

No te : Stude nts wa nting a g e ne ra l pre pa ra tio n in bo th info rma tio n syste ms ma na g e me nt a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns ma na g e me nt ma y wish to ta ke
bo th intro duc to ry c o urse s, substituting o ne fo r a n e le c tive be lo w.

Certificate Electives (11 to 12 c re dits).
IST 553 Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s
IST 6 45 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
IST 6 56     Te le c o mmunic a tio n a nd Info rma tio n Ne two rk Te c hno lo g y
IST 6 59     Da ta ba se Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt
IST 6 73 Stra te g ic Pla nning in a n Info rma tio n-Ba se d O rg a niz a tio n
IST 6 83 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y-Ena ble d Cha ng e
IST 775 Info rma tio n Industry Stra te g ie s

Other graduate courses offered during the spring and fall, or in the summer, may be used as electives with the advice of the student’s advisor.

Earn a maste r’s de g re e
Pa rtic ipa nts in the c e rtific a te pro g ra m ha ve the o ptio n o f a pplying the se g ra dua te c re dits to wa rd a ma ste r’s de g re e o ffe re d a t the Sc ho o l o f
Info rma tio n Studie s. All 15 c re dits c o mple te d fo r the c e rtific a te c a n be inc lude d in the 42-c re dit re quire me nt Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Info rma tio n
Ma na g e me nt o r 36 -c re dit Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Te le c o mmunic a tio ns Ma na g e me nt. Se le c tive c re dits ma y be a pplie d to the 36 -c re dit Ma ste r o f
Sc ie nc e in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e .



J.D./Master Of Science In Library And Inf ormation Science
The Juris Do c to r/Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e is a c o mbine d de g re e whic h ma y be c o nfe rre d by the Sc ho o l o f
Info rma tio n Studie s a nd the Co lle g e o f La w. Stude nts a dmitte d to this pro g ra m ha ve the o ppo rtunity to o bta in bo th the Juris Do c to r a nd the M.S.
in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e in substa ntia lly le ss time tha n wo uld be re quire d we re the two de g re e s o bta ine d inde pe nde ntly. Be c a use a jo int
de g re e pro g ra m invo lve s re c ipro c a l a pplic a tio n o f e le c tive s, stude nts a re no t a wa rde d e ithe r de g re e until the re quire me nts fo r bo th de g re e s a re
c o mple te d.

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M.S. In Library And Inf ormation Science
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Pre paratio n o f Librarians fo r the Future
Libra ria ns wo rk in a bro a d spe c trum o f libra rie s a nd re so urc e c e nte rs, in the info rma tio n industry, a nd in o the r ve nue s whe re info rma tio n
ma na g e me nt skills a re ne e de d. The y must be a ble to unde rsta nd a nd inte rpre t a n inc re a sing ly c o mple x info rma tio n e nviro nme nt; c o lla bo ra te
e ffe c tive ly with o the r info rma tio n pro fe ssio na ls; a rtic ula te the va lue o f the kno wle dg e a nd skills o f libra ria nship in a ra pidly c ha ng ing info rma tio n
e nviro nme nt; a nd be c o mpe te nt ma na g e rs c a pa ble o f inno va tio n, e ffic ie nc y, a nd le a de rship a s the y me e t the de ma nds o f the ir c lie nte le .

C halle ng e s fo r the Pro fe ssio n
At Syra c use Unive rsity, the Ma ste r o f Sc ie nc e in Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e (LIS) pro g ra m is de sig ne d to pre pa re stude nts to re spo nd to the
c ha lle ng e s o f libra ria nship, inc luding :


          pla nning a nd imple me nting hig h qua lity libra ry a nd info rma tio n se rvic e s in the c ha ng ing so c ia l a nd te c hno lo g ic a l e nviro nme nt;
          o rg a niz ing libra rie s, me dia c e nte rs, a nd info rma tio n a g e nc ie s to se rve the ir c lie nte le e ffe c tive ly;
          de sig ning info rma tio n syste ms tha t me e t spe c ific ne e ds o f libra ry a nd info rma tio n use rs;
          inte g ra ting info rma tio n te c hno lo g ie s c re a tive ly a nd e ffe c tive ly into libra ry a nd info rma tio n se rvic e s;
          de ve lo ping te c hnique s to o rg a niz e a nd re trie ve va st a mo unts o f info rma tio n;
          c o ntributing to the de ba te s c o nc e rning dig ita l info rma tio n po lic y, inc luding issue s o f unive rsa l a c c e ss, priva c y, fre e do m o f e xpre ssio n
          a nd c e nso rship, a nd inte lle c tua l pro pe rty;
          re spo nding to the ne e ds o f the ir c lie nte le in the a re a s o f info rma tio n lite ra c y;
          inc re a sing the e ffe c tive ne ss o f libra rie s a s a fo unda tio n in pre se rving a na tio n’s c ultura l he rita g e ; a nd
          sha ring info rma tio n re so urc e s thro ug h inno va tive ne two rking a nd e nsuring e quita ble a c c e ss to a bro a d ra ng e o f info rma tio n.
The LIS Pro g ram at Syrac use Unive rsity
As pa rt o f the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s, the LIS pro g ra m pro vide s tho ro ug h g ro unding in the kno wle dg e , skills, a nd va lue s o f libra ria nship
within the c o nte xt o f a n inte rdisc iplina ry fa c ulty. The LIS pro g ra m dra ws o n fa c ulty e xpe rtise in suc h a re a s a s libra ry sc ie nc e , info rma tio n
sc ie nc e , stra te g ic ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n re so urc e s, c o mmunic a tio ns, busine ss, e duc a tio n, psyc ho lo g y, public a dministra tio n, a nd c o mpute r
sc ie nc e .

LIS c o urse wo rk stre sse s bo th the the o ry a nd pra c tic e o f libra ry sc ie nc e . It inc lude s e duc a tio na l o ppo rtunitie s be yo nd fo rma l c o urse wo rk thro ug h
o ne -o n-o ne inte ra c tio n with the fa c ulty; ha nds-o n le a rning in libra rie s a nd info rma tio n c e nte rs; e xpo sure to le a de rs in the pro fe ssio n; a nd dire c t
pa rtic ipa tio n in re se a rc h pro je c ts. The pro g ra m is o ffe re d in bo th c a mpus a nd dista nc e le a rning fo rma ts a nd c a n be c o mple te d o n a full-time o r
pa rt-time ba sis.

The ne e d fo r we ll-pre pa re d libra ria ns will c o ntinue to g ro w a s individua ls, o rg a niz a tio ns, c o mmunitie s, a nd so c ie ty a s a who le c o pe with the
c o mple xity o f the info rma tio n e xplo sio n a nd the implic a tio ns o f the ne two rke d dig ita l info rma tio n e nviro nme nt. O ur LIS pro g ra m g ra dua te s
libra ria ns who a re pre pa re d to a ssume le a de rship ro le s in the libra rie s, info rma tio n c e nte rs, a nd the bro a de r info rma tio n e nviro nme nt.

O ur pro g ra m in libra ry sc ie nc e is a re spe c te d le a de r in the fie ld, with a tra ditio n o f inno va tio n stre tc hing ba c k mo re tha n a c e ntury. O f the
a ppro xima te ly 6 0 pro g ra ms a c c re dite d by the Ame ric a n Libra ry Asso c ia tio n, Syra c use Unive rsity’s LIS pro g ra m is c o nsiste ntly ra nke d a mo ng the
to p pro g ra ms, a tte sting to the qua lity o f the fa c ulty, c urric ulum, re so urc e s, a nd stude nts. Curre ntly, the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s is ra nke d
third o ve ra ll, first in info rma tio n syste ms, se c o nd in dig ita l libra ria nship, a nd fo urth in sc ho o l libra ry me dia by U.S. Ne ws & Wo rld Re po rt.

Le arning O utc o me s By the time stude nts c o mple te the LIS pro g ra m, the y will be a ble to de mo nstra te kno wle dg e o f:
      1. Philosophy, Principles, and Ethics of Librarianship: Stude nts a re we ll g ro unde d in the philo so phy, princ iple s, kno wle dg e , c ha ra c te r, a nd
         e thic s o f libra ria nship a nd unde rsta nd the va lue o f te a c hing , se rvic e , a nd re se a rc h to the a dva nc e me nt o f the fie ld.
         Evidence: In diffe re nt libra ry a nd info rma tio n c o nte xts, stude nts:
         a . a pply the o ry, c o nc e ptua l princ iple s, a nd sc ho la rly re se a rc h; a nd
         b. e ng a g e in te a c hing , se rvic e , a nd re se a rc h.
      2. Information Resources: Stude nts unde rsta nd the va rie ty o f info rma tio n re so urc e s a nd the syste ms a nd te c hno lo g ie s tha t fa c ilita te the ir
         ma na g e me nt a nd use .
         Evidence: Stude nts c a n ma na g e info rma tio n re so urc e s thro ug h:
         a . ide ntific a tio n, se le c tio n, a nd a c quisitio n;
         b. o rg a niz a tio n a nd de sc riptio n;
         c . re trie va l, pro visio n o f a c c e ss, sto ra g e , a nd pre se rva tio n; a nd
         d. a na lysis, inte rpre ta tio n, a nd e va lua tio n o f a n e xisting c o lle c tio n.
      3. Information Services: Stude nts unde rsta nd the ro le o f ra pidly c ha ng ing libra ry a nd info rma tio n se rvic e s a nd te c hno lo g ie s in a
         multic ultura l, multie thnic , multiling ua l g lo ba l so c ie ty, inc luding the ro le o f se rving the ne e ds o f unde rse rve d g ro ups.
         Evidence: Stude nts c a n c re a te a nd ma na g e use r-c e nte re d info rma tio n se rvic e s a nd syste ms to me e t the ne e ds o f c ha ng ing a nd dive rse
         c o mmunitie s o f use rs by:
         a . a na lyz ing the info rma tio n ne e ds o f the individua ls a nd c o mmunitie s in the c o nte xt o f the de mo g ra phic , so c ia l, e c o no mic , a nd e thic a l
         fa c to rs
         b. disc o ve ring a nd synthe siz ing e xisting re so urc e s, syste ms, a nd se rvic e s; a nd
         c . de ve lo ping a nd disse mina ting ne w re so urc e s, syste ms, a nd se rvic e s.
      4. Librarianship in a Broader Information Society: Stude nts unde rsta nd the impo rta nc e o f c o ntributio ns o f libra ry a nd info rma tio n studie s to
         o the r fie lds o f kno wle dg e a nd the impo rta nc e o f c o ntributio ns o f o the r fie lds o f kno wle dg e to libra ry a nd info rma tio n studie s
         Evidence:
         a . Stude nts c o lla bo ra te with future me mbe rs o f o the r info rma tio n pro fe ssio ns to a pply ba sic a nd a pplie d re se a rc h fro m re la te d
         info rma tio n fie lds.
         b. Stude nts c a n de ba te lo c a l, na tio na l, a nd inte rna tio na l info rma tio n issue s, a nd po lic ie s, a nd re g ula tio ns in a c ro ss-disc ipline dig ita l a nd
         g lo ba l so c ie ty.
      5. Professional Communication and Leadership Skills: Stude nts unde rsta nd the princ iple s, no rms, a nd pra c tic e s g o ve rning pro fe ssio na l
         c o mmunic a tio n in the fie ld thro ug h info rma l struc ture s a nd pro fe ssio na l o rg a niz a tio ns. Stude nts c a n a ssume te a m me mbe r, ma na g e me nt,
         a nd le a de rship ro le s in the ir wo rkpla c e a nd the ir pro fe ssio n
         Evide nc e :
         a . Stude nts c o mmunic a te a ppro pria te ly to individua ls a nd g ro ups thro ug h g ro up disc ussio ns a nd pre se nta tio ns
         b. Stude nts le a rn a bo ut, se le c t, a nd jo in a ppro pria te pro fe ssio na l o rg a niz a tio ns fo r the ir spe c ia ltie s
         c . Stude nts a pply te a mwo rk, ma na g e me nt, a nd le a de rship princ iple s bo th c o nc e ptua lly to libra ry a nd o the r info rma tio n se tting s a nd in
         c o lla bo ra tio n with o the r stude nts thro ug h g ro up pro je c ts.
C urric ulum Re quire me nts The 36 -c re dit LIS c urric ulum is de sig ne d to pre pa re libra ria ns who ha ve the bro a d ra ng e o f kno wle dg e a nd skills
ne e de d fo r e xe mpla ry pra c tic e in the libra ry a nd info rma tio n pro fe ssio n.

The me s Thre e the me s run thro ug h the LIS c urric ulum:
          Fo c us o n the use rs o f libra ry a nd info rma tio n se rvic e s. Ke e ping the ne e ds o f use rs–a nd po te ntia l use rs–o f libra ry a nd info rma tio n
          se rvic e s in the fo re g ro und is a funda me nta l va lue o f libra ria nship.
          Use te c hno lo g y to pro vide e xe mpla ry libra ry a nd info rma tio n se rvic e s. Libra ria ns ne e d to be a ble to use te c hno lo g y e ffe c tive ly to
          pro vide qua lity libra ry a nd info rma tio n se rvic e s.
          Ma na g e info rma tio n se rvic e s a nd syste ms. Libra ria ns in the 21st c e ntury must be c o mpe te nt ma na g e rs o f info rma tio n, c a pa ble o f
          inno va tio n, e ffic ie nc y, a nd le a de rship to me e t the ne e ds o f the ir c lie nte le .




C o re Kno wle dg e and Skills LIS c o re c o urse s pro vide a so lid g ro unding in the kno wle dg e , skills, a nd va lue s o f the libra ry a nd info rma tio n
pro fe ssio n. The 19 -c re dit LIS c o re ha s thre e pa rts:
Introductory Core (4 c re dits)
IST 511 Intro duc tio n to the Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio n (g a te wa y c o urse )
IST 6 0 1 Info rma tio n a nd Info rma tio n Enviro nme nts (1 c re dit)

Information Resources Core (9 c re dits)
IST 6 0 5 Re fe re nc e a nd Info rma tio n Lite ra c y Se rvic e s
IST 6 13 Libra ry Pla nning , Ma rke ting , a nd Asse ssme nt
IST 6 16   Info rma tio n Re so urc e s: O rg a niz a tio n a nd Ac c e ss

Management and Policy Core (6 c re dits)
IST 6 14 Ma na g e me nt Princ iple s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls (No te : no t re quire d fo r sc ho o l me dia stude nts)
IST 6 18 Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y

Electives (14 c re dits)
Ele c tive s a llo w stude nts to e xte nd the ir c o re kno wle dg e a nd skills in dire c tio ns o f the ir c ho ic e . So me stude nts spre a d e le c tive s a c ro ss a re a s o f
fo c us, a nd o the rs se le c t prima rily fro m o ne a re a , a dding a c o urse o r two fro m the o the rs fo r ba la nc e . To he lp in the se le c tio n o f e le c tive s,
g ra dua te c o urse s a t the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s a re g ro upe d into thre e a re a s o f fo c us:
             Info rma tio n Se rvic e s a nd Re so urc e s
             Info rma tio n O rg a niz a tio n, Re trie va l, a nd Ac c e ss
             Info rma tio n Syste ms De sig n a nd Ma na g e me nt


Co urse s in the a re a s a ppe a r be lo w:
(1) Services and Resources
Co urse s fo c us o n the to o ls, princ iple s, a nd pra c tic e s ne c e ssa ry to be a n e ffe c tive inte rme dia ry be twe e n info rma tio n re so urc e s a nd a c lie nt’s
info rma tio n ne e ds. The se e le c tive s build o n skills in the thre e c o re info rma tio n re so urc e s c o urse s.

Services

IST 6 12       Yo uth Se rvic e s a nd Libra rie s a nd Info rma tio n Ce nte rs

IST 6 17       Mo tiva tio na l Aspe c ts o f Info rma tio n Use

IST 6 41 Use r-Ba se d De sig n

IST 6 6 1 Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt in Sc ho o ls

IST 6 6 2 Instruc tio na l Stra te g ie s a nd Te c hnique s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls

IST 6 73 Stra te g ic Pla nning in Info rma tio n-Ba se d O rg a niz a tio ns

IST 717        Adva nc e d Libra ry Ma na g e me nt

IST 759        Pla nning a nd De sig ning Dig ita l Libra ry Stra te g ie s

Resources

IST   606       Le g a l Info rma tio n Re so urc e s a nd Se rvic e s
IST   609       Bio me dic a l Info rma tio n Se rvic e s a nd So urc e s
IST   6 19      Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs
IST   6 26      Busine ss Info rma tio n Re so urc e s a nd Stra te g ic Inte llig e nc e
IST   6 35      Co lle c tio n De ve lo pme nt a nd Ac c e ss
IST   6 37      Dig ita l Info rma tio n Re trie va l Se rvic e s
IST   668       Lite ra c y Thro ug h Sc ho o l Libra rie s

(2) Organization, Retrieval, and Access
Co urse s e xplo re the o re tic a l c o nc e pts, syste ms, a nd pra c tic e s fo r o rg a niz ing info rma tio n in o rde r to fa c ilita te a c c e ss a nd re trie va l. This a re a o f
fo c us inc lude s a wide ra ng e o f a ppro a c he s to the o rg a niz a tio n a nd re trie va l o f info rma tio n, fro m the e sta blishe d to the inno va tive a nd
e xpe rime nta l. Co urse s fro m the syste ms a re a , whic h tre a t info rma tio n syste ms in g e ne ra l, a re fre que ntly re le va nt he re , de pe nding o n the stude nt’s
inte re sts a nd e xpe rie nc e .

IST   553       Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s
IST   56 5       Da ta Mining
IST   585       Kno wle dg e Ma na g e me nt
IST   604        Ca ta lo g ing o f Info rma tio n Re so urc e s
IST   6 31      The o ry o f Cla ssific a tio n a nd Subje c t Re pre se nta tio n
IST   6 32      Ma na g e me nt a nd O rg a niz a tio n o f Spe c ia l Co lle c tio ns
IST   6 57       Ba sic s o f Info rma tio n Re trie va l Syste ms
IST   6 59       Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt
IST   664        Na tura l La ng ua g e Pro c e ssing
IST   6 76       Dig ita l Libra rie s
IST   6 77       Cre a ting , Ma na g ing , a nd Pre se rving Dig ita l Asse ts
(3) Information Systems Design, Implementation, and Management
Co urse s in this a re a fo c us o n the o re tic a l c o nc e pts a nd mo de ls, to o ls, skills, a nd sta nda rds ne c e ssa ry to the de sig n, imple me nta tio n, a nd
ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n syste ms in g e ne ra l. Stude nts wishing to le a rn mo re a bo ut the o rg a niz a tio na l a nd re trie va l a spe c ts o f info rma tio n in
syste ms ma y wish to inc lude c o urse s fro m the "o rg a niz a tio n, re trie va l, a nd a c c e ss" se c tio n.


IST   6 39    Ente rprise Te c hno lo g ie s
IST   556     Wire le ss Inte ra c tive Co mmunic a tio ns
IST   558     Te c hno lo g ie s in We b Co nte nt Ma na g e me nt
IST   6 11    Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g ie s in Educ a tio na l O rg a niz a tio ns
IST   6 19    Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs
IST   6 25    Ente rprise Risk Ma na g e me nt
IST   6 42    Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e
IST   6 45    Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
IST   6 49    Huma n Inte ra c tio n with Co mpute rs
IST   6 53    Intro duc tio n to Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt
IST   6 56    Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Ne two rk Te c hno lo g y
IST   667     Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g y fo r Libra rie s a nd Info rma tio n Ce nte rs
IST   6 79    Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e Te c hno lo g ie s
IST   753     Adva nc e d Te le c o mmunic a tio n a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt

Exit Requirement: Internship or Independent Study (3 c re dits)
The re a re two wa ys to fulfill the e xit re quire me nt:

(1) Internship (IST 9 71) or School Media Practicum (IST 9 72) Mo st stude nts c ho o se this o ptio n fo r the ir e xit re quire me nt e ve n if the y ha ve ha d
prio r libra ry wo rk e xpe rie nc e . The re a re two wa ys to a ppro a c h a de c isio n a bo ut this mo st impo rta nt pa rt o f the pro g ra m. The first is to c ho o se
a n inte rnship tha t will dire c tly ma tc h c a re e r g o a ls a nd pro vide a n e xc e lle nt so urc e o f wo rk e xpe rie nc e a nd re c o mme nda tio ns fro m pra c titio ne rs
who ha ve ha d a n o ppo rtunity to se e yo ur wo rk firstha nd. The se c o nd a ppro a c h, fo r tho se unde c ide d a bo ut c a re e r g o a ls, e ve n to wa rd the e nd o f
the pro g ra m, is to try so me thing ne w. Using this a ppro a c h, the inte rnship is a wa y o f “te sting the wa te r” to se e if yo u like a pa rtic ula r
e nviro nme nt. So me stude nts do two inte rnships: o ne in dire c t pre pa ra tio n fo r a c a re e r, a nd o ne to e xplo re a nd c o mpa re .

At the ve ry le a st, the stude nt sho uld be e xplic it a bo ut wha t the o bje c tive s o f this pra c tic a l e xpe rie nc e will be : ma na g e me nt skills, te c hnic a l skills,
mo re pra c tic e wo rking with pa tro ns, le a rning ne w te c hno lo g ie s firstha nd, a nd so o n. The inte rnship o r c o -o p is tre a te d a s a no the r c o urse in te rms
o f the inte nsity a nd de pth o f the kno wle dg e so ug ht. It is a wa ste o f re so urc e s to se e k a n inte rnship o r c o -o p in a jo b tha t yo u a lre a dy kno w.

An inte rnship c o mprise s 150 ho urs o f wo rk o n site fo r 3 c re dits. The stude nt must be unde r the supe rvisio n o f a pro fe ssio na l libra ria n o r
info rma tio n ma na g e r, a ltho ug h this do e s no t me a n tha t the stude nt c a n’t wo rk with no n-pro fe ssio na ls a s pa rt o f the e xpe rie nc e . Mo st inte rnships
invo lve so me g e ne ra l o rie nta tio n, so me wo rk pra c tic e , a nd o fte n a spe c ia l pro je c t. Ea c h e xpe rie nc e is diffe re nt a nd the stude nt de sig ns the
inte rnship c o ntra c t in c o o pe ra tio n with the site supe rviso r, the fa c ulty inte rnship supe rviso r, a nd his o r he r a c a de mic a dviso r. An inte rnship ma y
be pa id o r unpa id.

A c o -o p is usua lly mo re like a re a l wo rking e xpe rie nc e in tha t the stude nt is hire d to wo rk lo ng e r ho urs a nd is pa id. In o the r re spe c ts, the c o -o p is
like a n inte rnship in the wa y it func tio ns in the stude nt’s pro g ra m o f study.

Inte rnships a nd c o -o ps c a n be do ne lo c a lly in the Syra c use a re a , na tio na lly, a nd e ve n inte rna tio na lly. Stude nts ha ve wo rke d a t site s in a ll type s o f
libra rie s, do ing ma ny ne w a nd inte re sting pro je c ts. The mo re spe c ific yo ur re quire me nts e ithe r in te rms o f the type o f libra ry o r the lo c a tio n, the
e a rlie r yo u sho uld sta rt pla nning fo r a rra ng ing it. Inte rnships a nd c o -o ps c a n be sug g e ste d by the fa c ulty inte rnship c o o rdina to r, o r the stude nt
c a n pursue site s o n his o r he r o wn initia tive . O nc e a c o nta c t is ma de , ho we ve r, the inte rnship o r c o -o p must be a rra ng e d thro ug h the sc ho o l in
o rde r to qua lify. To sta rt the inte rnship o r c o -o p pro c e ss, c o nsult with yo ur a c a de mic a dviso r. Co nta c t the Unive rsity's O ffic e o f Ca re e r Se rvic e s
fo r a dditio na l info rma tio n, fo rms, a nd a dvic e .

(2) Independent Readings and Research
Stude nts who a lre a dy po sse ss sig nific a nt wo rk e xpe rie nc e in libra rie s o r info rma tio n c e nte rs ma y e le c t to do a c ulmina ting pro je c t a s a n
inde pe nde nt study (IST 6 9 0 ) o r re a ding s a nd re se a rc h in pla c e o f a c o -o p e xpe rie nc e o r a n inte rnship. No mo re tha n 12 c re dits o f a stude nt’s
pro g ra m c a n be ta ke n a s inde pe nde nt study o r inte rnship (IST 6 9 0 , IST 9 71).

Programs of Study for Specific Types of Libraries or Library Positions The g e ne ra list c o re pro vide s a so lid g ro unding in the kno wle dg e a nd skills
o f libra ria nship. Mo st e le c tive s a re de sig ne d to pro vide c o nc e ptua l a nd pra c tic a l kno wle dg e a nd skills tha t a pply a c ro ss type s o f libra rie s. Fo r
stude nts wishing to pre pa re fo r a spe c ific type o f libra ry o r po sitio n, the re a re ma ny wa ys to ta ilo r yo ur pro g ra m o f study to the se inte re sts.
The se inc lude :
          Cho o sing to pic s pe rta ining to yo ur a re a s o f inte re st fo r pa pe rs a nd pro je c ts in c o re a nd e le c tive c o urse s.
          Cho o sing e le c tive s tha t a re pa rtic ula rly a ppro pria te fo r a pa rtic ula r type o f libra ry o r po sitio n: se e the se c tio n o n a dvising g uide s be lo w.
          De ve lo ping a n inte rnship tha t g ive s yo u pra c tic a l e xpe rie nc e in yo ur a re a o f inte re st.
          Ta king a n inde pe nde nt study in yo ur a re a o f inte re st.
Yo ur a dviso r c a n wo rk with yo u to pla n a pro g ra m o f study tha t will pre pa re yo u fo r po sitio ns in yo ur a re a o f inte re st while a lso pro viding yo u
with a so lid g e ne ra list kno wle dg e tha t will a llo w yo u to ta ke a dva nta g e o f une xpe c te d o ppo rtunitie s.




Library And Inf ormation Science: School Media
Co nta c t Blythe Be nne tt, 245 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-29 11, ba be nne t@syr.e du; isc ho o l.syr.e du.
The Sc ho o l Me dia pro g ra m is a ma jo r spe c ia liz a tio n within the Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Sc ie nc e (LIS) pro g ra m a nd re quire s tha t stude nts me e t
no t o nly the c o re LIS re quire me nts, but a lso spe c ifie d c o urse wo rk in info rma tio n lite ra c y, yo uth se rvic e s, info rma tio n te c hno lo g y in sc ho o ls,
lite ra c y a nd re a ding suppo rt, a nd ma na g e me nt in sc ho o l libra rie s. Sc ho o l libra ria ns pro vide a c tive c urric ulum suppo rt se rvic e s a nd libra ry a nd
info rma tio n skills instruc tio n in e le me nta ry a nd se c o nda ry sc ho o l se tting s. Sc ho o l libra ria ns se rve a s inte rme dia rie s be twe e n the info rma tio n
ne e ds o f stude nts, fa c ulty, a dministra tio n, a nd c o mmunity a nd the info rma tio n syste ms a nd re so urc e s re quire d to fulfill tho se ne e ds. In this
c a pa c ity, sc ho o l libra ria ns pro vide print a nd no n-print me dia in suppo rt o f the c urric ulum; c o lla bo ra te with c la ssro o m te a c he rs by te a c hing
re se a rc h/info rma tio n lite ra c y skills in the c o nte xt o f the g e ne ra l c urric ulum; g uide stude nts in se le c ting re a ding ma te ria ls a nd pro vide lite ra c y
suppo rt; intro duc e a nd fa c ilita te e ffe c tive use a nd de live ry o f c urre nt a nd e me rg ing te c hno lo g ie s; a nd imple me nt a ra ng e o f 21st c e ntury skills-
ba se d pro g ra ms a nd se rvic e s.
The tra ditio na l ro le o f sc ho o l libra ria ns ha s e xpa nde d to inc lude :
            c o lle c tio n ma na g e me nt ba se d o n a unifie d me dia c o nc e pt;
            te a c hing , suppo rt, a nd g uida nc e in the use o f info rma tio n re so urc e s fro m a pro ble m-so lving pe rspe c tive ;
            pro mo tio n o f print, me dia , a nd dig ita l lite ra c y;
            c urric ulum c o nsulta tio n a nd te c hno lo g y inno va tio n;
            info rma tio n ma na g e me nt be yo nd the wa lls o f the c e ntra liz e d libra ry fa c ility; a nd pro g ra m ma na g e me nt.
The c urre nt e duc a tio na l fo c us o n life time le a rning , c ritic a l thinking skills, a nd multiple lite ra c ie s dire c tly links o ve ra ll e duc a tio na l g o a ls to the
se rvic e s a nd re so urc e s o f the sc ho o l libra ry pro g ra m.
The na tio na lly ra nke d (U.S. News & World Report) Sc ho o l Me dia Pro g ra m a t Syra c use Unive rsity pre pa re s stude nts fo r the e xc iting a nd
c ha lle ng ing ro le o f the sc ho o l libra ria n. In c o njunc tio n with the a re a o f Instruc tio na l De sig n, De ve lo pme nt, a nd Eva lua tio n a t the Sc ho o l o f
Educ a tio n, the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s ha s de ve lo pe d a c o mpe te nc y-ba se d a c a de mic pro g ra m, a c c re dite d by the sta te o f Ne w Yo rk a nd
le a ding to Ne w Yo rk Sta te c e rtific a tio n a s a sc ho o l libra ry me dia spe c ia list.
The pro g ra m re quire s the de mo nstra tio n o f c o mpe te nc y in a numbe r o f spe c ific ta sks tha t a re g ro upe d into the fo llo wing func tio na l a re a s:
            Administra tio n
            De sig n, de ve lo pme nt, a nd de live ry o f instruc tio n
            Se le c tio n o f me dia a nd info rma tio n pro visio n
            O rg a niz a tio n a nd lo g istic s
            Pro duc tio n a nd utiliz a tio n o f me dia
            Re se a rc h
            Co mmunic a tio n a nd le a de rship
The LIS ma ste r’s de g re e in sc ho o l me dia a lso e na ble s g ra dua te s to e nte r o the r spe c ia liz a tio ns in the libra ry pro fe ssio n. Fo r e xa mple , in public
libra rie s the re is a c ritic a l ne e d fo r libra ria ns fo r c hildre n a nd yo ung a dult se rvic e s. In c o mmunity c o lle g e libra rie s, the ne e d fo r libra ria ns tra ine d
in te a c hing info rma tio n a nd te c hno lo g y skills is hig h. So me sc ho o l me dia stude nts a re c ho o sing to be c o me dig ita l libra ria ns in g o ve rnme nt a nd
c o rpo ra te se tting s. Stude nts tra ine d a s sc ho o l libra ria ns a re hig hly qua lifie d fo r the se a nd o the r libra ry po sitio ns.
Le arning O utc o me s
By the time stude nts c o mple te the LIS Sc ho o l Me dia pro g ra m, the y will be a ble to de mo nstra te the fo llo wing kno wle dg e a nd skills:
Use o f Info rmatio n and Ide as
            Enc o ura g e re a ding a nd life lo ng le a rning by stimula ting inte re sts a nd fo ste ring c o mpe te nc ie s in the e ffe c tive use o f ide a s a nd info rma tio n.
            Apply a va rie ty o f stra te g ie s to e nsure a c c e ss to re so urc e s a nd info rma tio n in a va rie ty o f fo rma ts to a ll me mbe rs o f the le a rning
            c o mmunity.
            Pro mo te e ffic ie nt a nd e thic a l info rma tio n-se e king be ha vio r a s pa rt o f the sc ho o l libra ry pro g ra m a nd its se rvic e s.
Te ac hing and Le arning
            Mo de l a nd pro mo te c o lla bo ra tive pla nning with c la ssro o m te a c he rs in o rde r to te a c h c o nc e pts a nd skills o f info rma tio n pro c e sse s
            inte g ra te d with c la ssro o m c o nte nt.
            Pa rtne r with o the r e duc a tio n pro fe ssio na ls to de ve lo p a nd de live r a n inte g ra te d info rma tio n lite ra c y skills c urric ulum.
            De sig n a nd imple me nt instruc tio n tha t e ng a g e s stude nts’ inte re sts, pa ssio ns, a nd ne e ds, whic h drive the ir le a rning .
C o llabo ratio n and Le ade rship
            Pro vide le a de rship a nd e sta blish c o nne c tio ns with the g re a te r libra ry a nd e duc a tio n c o mmunity to c re a te sc ho o l libra ry pro g ra ms tha t
            fo c us o n stude nts’ le a rning a nd a c hie ve me nt.
            Enc o ura g e the pe rso na l a nd pro fe ssio na l g ro wth o f te a c he rs a nd o the r e duc a to rs.
            Mo de l the e ffe c tive a nd e ffic ie nt use o f info rma tio n a nd ide a s.
Pro g ram Administratio n
Administe r the libra ry me dia pro g ra m in o rde r to suppo rt the missio n o f the sc ho o l, a c c o rding to the princ iple s o f be st pra c tic e in libra ry sc ie nc e
a nd pro g ra m a dministra tio n.
C urric ulum Re quire me nts
The Sc ho o l Me dia pro g ra m re quire s 37 c re dits fo r the MSLIS a nd c o mple tio n o f a dditio na l Ne w Yo rk Sta te c e rtific a tio n re quire me nts. Be c a use o f
the spe c ific kno wle dg e a nd skills re quire d by sc ho o l libra ria ns, a ll c o urse s in the pro g ra m a re re quire d—the re a re no sc ho o l me dia e le c tive s.
Stude nts a re re quire d to ta ke the fo llo wing c o urse s.
Introductory Courses (4 credits)
IST 511 Intro duc tio n to the Libra ry a nd Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio n (g a te wa y c o urse )
IST 6 0 1 Info rma tio n a nd Info rma tio n Enviro nme nts (1 c re dit)
(IST 511 a nd 6 0 1 a re re quire d in the first se me ste r o f ma tric ula tio n.)
Information Resources Courses (9 credits)
IST 6 0 5      Re fe re nc e a nd Info rma tio n Lite ra c y Se rvic e s
IST 6 13       Libra ry Pla nning , Ma rke ting , a nd Asse ssme nt
IST 6 16       Info rma tio n Re so urc e s: O rg a niz a tio n a nd Ac c e ss
Management and Policy Courses (6 credits)
IST 6 18 Surve y o f Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Info rma tio n Po lic y
IST 6 6 1 Ma na g e me nt o f Sc ho o l Libra rie s
Other Required Coursework (12 credits)

IST 6 11 Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g ie s in Educ a tio na l O rg a niz a tio ns

IST 6 12 Yo uth Se rvic e s a nd Re so urc e s

IST 6 6 3 Mo tiva ting 21st Ce ntury Le a rning in Sc ho o l Libra rie s

IST 6 6 8 Lite ra c y Thro ug h Sc ho o l Libra rie s

Fie ldwo rk (10 0 ho urs)
Sc ho o l me dia stude nts must c o mple te a to ta l o f 10 0 (no n-c re dit) ho urs o f fie ldwo rk in e le me nta ry a nd se c o nda ry sc ho o l libra rie s be fo re the ir
first pra c tic um e xpe rie nc e .
IST 9 72       Sc ho o l Me dia Pra c tic um (6 c re dits)
Fully supe rvise d a nd e va lua te d sc ho o l-ba se d libra ry e xpe rie nc e s a t the e le me nta ry a nd se c o nda ry le ve ls. Inc lude s ma nda to ry o nline se mina r.
Additio nal Re quire me nts
             1. Stude nts must c o mple te the sc ho o l me dia c o mpe te nc ie s c he c klist a t the be g inning o f the pro g ra m, prio r to the ir se c o nd fie ldwo rk
             e xpe rie nc e , prio r to the ir se c o nd pra c tic um e xpe rie nc e , a nd a fte r a ll c o urse wo rk, fie ldwo rk a nd pra c tic a ha ve be e n c o mple te d. This
             instrume nt is use d a s a me a ns fo r do c ume nting stude nt g ro wth a nd a s a g uide fo r pra c tic um pla c e me nt.
             2. Stude nts must c o mple te a n e le c tro nic po rtfo lio o f the ir c re de ntia ls. The po rtfo lio is typic a lly c o mple te d in the fina l se me ste r o f the
             pro g ra m a nd sho uld c o nta in ite ms suc h a s c o urse a nd pra c tic a pro je c ts, stude nt-a utho re d public a tio ns, re sume , dig ita l pho to s, te a c hing
             vide o s, a nd o the r re le va nt a rtifa c ts. The po rtfo lio is inte nde d to pro vide stude nts with (a ) a synthe sis o f the ir le a rning a nd (b) ta ng ible
             de mo nstra tio ns o f the ir kno wle dg e a nd skills a ppro pria te fo r pre se nta tio n a t jo b inte rvie ws.


Upo n c o mple tio n o f the Sc ho o l Me dia Pro g ra m, c o mbine d with Ne w Yo rk Sta te re quire me nts inc luding (1) c o mple tio n o f the Ne w Yo rk Sta te
c hild a buse , substa nc e a buse , a nd vio le nc e pre ve ntio n wo rksho ps; (2) the Child He a lth a nd Life Sa fe ty Pre ve ntio n wo rksho p (fire a nd a rso n
pre ve ntio n; hig hwa y sa fe ty a nd tra ffic re g ula tio ns a nd sc ho o l sa fe ty pa tro ls; c hild a bduc tio n pre ve ntio n; a nd pre ve ntio n o f a lc o ho l, to ba c c o , a nd
drug a buse ); (3) fing e rprinting ; a nd (4) suc c e ssful c o mple tio n o f the a ppro pria te Ne w Yo rk Sta te c e rtific a tio n e xa ms, stude nts will ha ve fulfille d a ll
the ne c e ssa ry re quire me nts fo r c e rtific a tio n a s a sc ho o l libra ry me dia spe c ia list in a n e le me nta ry o r se c o nda ry sc ho o l in Ne w Yo rk Sta te . The
Sc ho o l o f Educ a tio n, with a ppro va l fro m the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s, will re c o mme nd a stude nt fo r a Ne w Yo rk Sta te Sc ho o l Me dia
Spe c ia list pro visio na l c e rtific a te , pre K-12, ne c e ssa ry fo r e mplo yme nt fo r Ne w Yo rk Sta te public sc ho o ls a nd a c c e pte d fo r e mplo yme nt by mo st
o the r sta te s.




Certif icate Of Advanced Study In School Media
Co nta c t Blythe Be nne tt, 245 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-29 11, babennet@syr.edu; ischool.syr.edu.

Stude nts who a lre a dy po sse ss a ma ste r’s de g re e in libra ry a nd info rma tio n sc ie nc e fro m Syra c use Unive rsity, o r a no the r a c c re dite d institutio n,
c a n be c e rtifie d a s sc ho o l libra ry me dia spe c ia lists a fte r be ing a c c e pte d into the pro g ra m a nd the n by c o mple ting the fo llo wing c o urse wo rk.
Stude nts must first unde rg o a tho ro ug h re vie w o f the ir g ra dua te libra ry sc ie nc e de g re e tra nsc ript to de te rmine if the c o re g ra dua te c o urse
re quire me nts a nd the unde rg ra dua te c o urse re quire me nts ha ve be e n fulfille d. If a ll re quire me nts ha ve no t be e n me t, a dditio na l c o urse s will be
re quire d.

The pro g ra m is pre se nte d in bo th c a mpus-ba se d a nd dista nc e le a rning c o urse fo rma ts.

C urric ulum
The g ra dua te c e rtific a te in sc ho o l me dia re quire s the c o mple tio n o f 21 to ta l c re dits.

Core Courses (15 c re dits)
The fo llo wing re quire d c o urse s pro vide a fo unda tio n in lite ra ture , me dia se rvic e s instruc tio na l de sig n, a sse ssme nt a nd e va lua tio n, te a c hing
me tho ds, re a ding suppo rt se rvic e s, c o lla bo ra tio n, info rma tio n te c hno lo g ie s in e duc a tio n, info rma tio n lite ra c y, a nd mo tiva tio n.

IST   6 11      Info rma tio n Te c hno lo g ie s in Educ a tio na l O rg a niz a tio ns
IST   6 12      Yo uth Se rvic e s a nd Re so urc e s
IST   661        Ma na g e me nt o f Sc ho o l Libra rie s
IST   663        Mo tiva ting 21st Ce ntury Le a rning in Sc ho o l Libra rie s
IST   668        Lite ra c y Thro ug h Sc ho o l Libra rie s
Fieldwork (10 0 ho urs, 50 ho urs o n e a c h le ve l)
Fie ldwo rk in bo th e le me nta ry a nd se c o nda ry le ve ls must be c o mple te d be fo re the first pra c tic um e xpe rie nc e .

Practicum (6 c re dits)
Stude nts must c o mple te two 3-c re dit, o n-site , sc ho o l-ba se d supe rvise d pra c tic a —o ne a t the e le me nta ry le ve l a nd o ne a t the se c o nda ry le ve l (150
ho urs e a c h).

IST 9 72        Sc ho o l Me dia Pra c tic um

Additional Requirements


           1. Stude nts must c o mple te the sc ho o l me dia pro g ra m c o mpe te nc ie s c he c klist a t the be g inning o f the pro g ra m a nd a t o the r de sig na te d
           time s during the pro g ra m. This instrume nt is use d a s a me a ns fo r do c ume nting a stude nt’s pro g re ss a nd g ro wth a nd a s a g uide fo r
           pra c tic um pla c e me nt.
           2. As a n e xit re quire me nt, stude nts must c o mple te a n e le c tro nic po rtfo lio de mo nstra ting the ir pro fic ie nc y in e a c h c o mpe te nc y a re a . The
           po rtfo lio is c o mple te d in the fina l se me ste r o f the pro g ra m a nd sho uld c o nta in ite ms suc h a s c o urse a nd pra c tic um pro je c ts, stude nt-
           a utho re d public a tio ns, re sume , dig ita l pho to s fro m sc ho o l-ba se d a c tivitie s, a nd o the r re le va nt a rtifa c ts. The po rtfo lio is inte nde d to
           pro vide a synthe sis o f the stude nt’s le a rning during the pro g ra m a nd ta ng ible de mo nstra tio ns o f the stude nts’ kno wle dg e a nd skills,
           a ppro pria te fo r pre se nta tio n during jo b inte rvie ws.


Ne a r o r a t the e nd o f the ir pro g ra m, sc ho o l me dia stude nts a re re quire d to c o mple te Ne w Yo rk Sta te re quire me nts inc luding the se rie s o f Ne w
Yo rk Sta te wo rksho ps o n c hild a buse , substa nc e a buse , a nd vio le nc e pre ve ntio n a nd Child He a lth a nd Life Sa fe ty Pre ve ntio n (inc luding fire a nd
a rso n pre ve ntio n; hig hwa y sa fe ty a nd tra ffic re g ula tio ns a nd sc ho o l sa fe ty pa tro ls; c hild a bduc tio n pre ve ntio n; a nd pre ve ntio n o f a lc o ho l,
to ba c c o , a nd drug a buse ), fing e rprinting a nd suc c e ssful c o mple tio n o f the a ppro pria te Ne w Yo rk Sta te c e rtific a tio n e xa ms (LAST, ATSW, a nd
CST in sc ho o l me dia ). O nc e a ll o f the re quire me nts ha ve be e n c o mple te d, stude nts will ha ve me t a ll re quire me nts fo r c e rtific a tio n a s a sc ho o l
libra ry me dia spe c ia list a t the e le me nta ry o r se c o nda ry le ve ls. O nc e re quire me nts a re me t, Syra c use Unive rsity’s Sc ho o l o f Educ a tio n, with
a ppro va l fro m the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n Studie s, will pro vide institutio na l re c o mme nda tio n fo r a Ne w Yo rk Sta te Sc ho o l Me dia Spe c ia list
pro visio na l c e rtific a te , pre K-12, ne c e ssa ry fo r e mplo yme nt in Ne w Yo rk Sta te public sc ho o ls a nd a c c e pte d fo r e mplo yme nt by mo st o the r sta te s.



M.S. In Telecommunications And Network Management
Contact Ma rtha G a rc ia -Murillo , 245 Hinds Ha ll, 315-443-29 11, tnm@syr.edu; ischool.syr.edu.
Te le c o mmunic a tio n ne two rks a re the infra struc ture o f the info rma tio n a g e . The rise o f a ne two rke d e c o no my is re vo lutio niz ing ma rke ts a nd
re sha ping public institutio ns. The stra te g ic impo rta nc e o f te le c o mmunic a tio ns fue ls a g ro wing de ma nd fo r pro fe ssio na ls who c o mbine
kno wle dg e o f the ne two rk infra struc ture with a n unde rsta nding o f a pplic a tio ns a nd industry dyna mic s a nd a n a ptitude fo r e ffe c tive pro je c t a nd
te c hno lo g y ma na g e me nt.

The M.S. in Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt (TNM) is de sig ne d to me e t the se ne e ds. It o ffe rs stude nts a c o mpre he nsive a nd
a pplie d o ve rvie w o f ne two rking te c hno lo g ie s tha t pro vide s stude nts with a ha nds o n a nd fo rwa rd-lo o king unde rsta nding o f da ta , wire le ss,
se c urity, a nd unifie d c o mmunic a tio ns so lutio ns, a s we ll a s the e c o no mic a nd stra te g ic unde rsta nding o f the ir a pplic a tio ns in busine ss a nd
no npro fit o rg a niz a tio ns. The pro g ra m fa milia riz e s stude nts with the c e ntra l c o nne c tivity pro ble ms tha t la rg e busine ss, g o ve rnme nt e ntitie s,
c a rrie rs, a nd ne two rk e quipme nt pro vide rs fa c e a nd the g o ve rnme nt po lic ie s, la ws, a nd re g ula tio ns tha t sha pe the ne two rking e nviro nme nt.
Co urse s g ive stude nts fle xibility to de sig n a pro g ra m tha t fits the stude nts c a re e r g o a ls. The re a re c la sse s in te c hno lo g y, ma na g e me nt, a nd
industry a nd po lic y. Stude nts a re a lso e nc o ura g e d to de ve lo p study pla ns with a spe c ific spe c ia liz a tio n suc h a s se c urity, wire le ss a nd te c hno lo g y
ma na g e me nt, fo r e xa mple . Stude nts g a in suffic ie nt te c hnic a l pro fic ie nc y to unde rsta nd, e va lua te , a nd ma ke de c isio ns a bo ut the pla nning a nd
imple me nta tio n o f ne two rks a nd a sso c ia te d e nte rprise te c hno lo g ie s. The e c o no mic a nd po lic y a spe c ts o f the pro g ra m stre ss the inte rna tio na l
e nviro nme nt a s we ll a s na tio na l a nd lo c a l ma rke ts. To c o mple me nt the ir pro g ra m, stude nts ma y ta ke c o urse s in the L.C. Smith Co lle g e o f
Eng ine e ring a nd Co mpute r Sc ie nc e o r the Ma xwe ll Sc ho o l o f Citiz e nship a nd Public Affa irs.
G ra dua te s o f the TNM pro g ra m fill a n inc re a sing de ma nd fo r te c hno lo g y a nd ne two rk pro fe ssio na ls who c a n ke e p up with this ra pidly c ha ng ing
fie ld witho ut lo sing sig ht o f ma rke t ne e ds a nd the stra te g ic va lue o f info rma tio n. O ur g ra dua te s ha ve po sitio n the mse lve s in the fo llo wing
c a re e rs:
           *   Ne two rk a nd infra struc ture e ng ine e rs
           *   Te c hnic a l a nd ma rke ting e ng ine e rs
           *   Industry a nd po lic y c o nsulta nts
           *   IT a udito rs fo r la rg e c o rpo ra tio ns
           *   Info rma tio n se c urity spe c ia lists
           *   Ma na g e rs a nd e ntre pre ne urs in the te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd ne two rk industry
           *   CIO s


Le arning O utc o me s
By the time stude nts c o mple te the TNM pro g ra m, the y will de mo nstra te :
1. LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Le a de rship in Te c hno lo g y Ma na g e me nt me a ns tha t stude nts will be a ble to :
           a . Inte g ra te kno wle dg e o f c o mmunic a tio n te c hno lo g ie s with a ppro pria te po lic y, fina nc ia l a nd ma na g e me nt issue s
           b. Apply c ritic a l thinking skills a nd c re a tivity to ma na g e ria l pro ble ms
           c . G e ne ra te so lutio ns to huma n a nd/o r te c hno lo g ic a l pro ble ms using re le va nt te c hno lo g ie s, the o rie s, a nd c o nc e pts; to mo de l, a na lyz e
           a nd c ritique the m; a nd to ma ke re c o mme nda tio ns.
           d. Co mmunic a te c le a rly, e ffe c tive ly a nd pro fe ssio na lly in writing a nd in public pre se nta tio ns, a nd to e ng a g e in e ffe c tive c o lla bo ra tio n,
           le a de rship, a nd te a mwo rk
2. STRATEGIC AWARENESS OF THE INDUSTRIAL, LEGAL AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
Stra te g ic Awa re ne ss o f the Industria l, Le g a l a nd Po litic a l Enviro nme nt me a ns tha t stude nts will be a ble to :
          a . Unde rsta nd the ba sic issue s o f te le c o mmunic a tio n a nd info rma tio n po lic y, a nd the ke y g o ve rnme nta l a nd re g ula to ry pro c e sse s
          a ffe c ting the m, fro m a g lo ba l pe rspe c tive
          b. Unde rsta nd the po litic a l, e c o no mic a nd so c ia l fo rc e s sha ping info rma tio n a nd c o mmunic a tio n te c hno lo g ie s
          c . Ana lyz e industry tre nds a nd e va lua te the ir implic a tio ns fo r sta ke ho lde rs
3. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Te c hnic a l Kno wle dg e a nd Expe rie nc e me a ns tha t stude nts will be a ble to :
          a . De mo nstra te bro a d kno wle dg e o f the funda me nta l princ iple s a nd te c hnic a l sta nda rds unde rlying te le c o mmunic a tio n, ne two rking a nd
          info rma tio n te c hno lo g ie s.
          b. Arc hite c t a nd imple me nt ne two rke d info rma tio n syste ms
          c . Co ntinuo usly impro ve the ir c o mmunic a tio n a nd info rma tio n te c hno lo g y kno wle dg e a nd skills
          d. Antic ipa te the wa y te c hno lo g ic a l c ha ng e a nd e me rg ing te c hno lo g ie s mig ht a lte r the a ssumptio ns unde rlying a rc hite c ture s a nd syste ms
C urric ulum
The c urric ulum re quire s c o mple tio n o f 36 c re dits. The pro g ra m must be c o mple te d within se ve n ye a rs. Mo st stude nts finish the de g re e in two
ye a rs. The pro g ra m is a va ila ble to pa rt-time stude nts a nd c a n be c o mple te d a t the stude nt’s o wn pa c e thro ug h e ve ning a nd o nline c o urse s.
The 36 -c re dit c urric ulum inc lude s 19 c re dits o f prima ry c o re re quire me nts, 14 c re dits o f e le c tive s, a nd a 3-c re dit e xit re quire me nt.
I. Primary Core: (19 credits)
This se t o f five c o urse s o rie nts stude nts to the info rma tio n pro fe ssio n, ma na g e me nt, po lic y, a nd the fie ld o f te le c o mmunic a tio ns. A c a psto ne
c o urse g ive s stude nts a n o ppo rtunity to synthe siz e wha t the y ha ve le a rne d. IST 6 0 1 a nd IST 6 53 a re ta ke n the first se me ste r.
          •   IST   6 0 1 Info rma tio n a nd Info rma tio n Enviro nme nts (1 c re dit)
          •   IST   6 14 Ma na g e me nt Princ iple s fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls
          •   IST   6 18 Info rma tio n Po lic y
          •   IST   6 53 Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ente rprise Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt I (g a te wa y c o urse )
          •   IST   6 56 Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ente rprise Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt II
          •   IST   753 Te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd Ente rprise Ne two rk Ma na g e me nt III
          •   IST   6 23 Intro duc tio n to Info rma tio n Se c urity
II. Electives: (14 credits)
Additio na l c o urse s no t in this list c a n c o unt a s e le c tive s but re quire a dviso r a ppro va l.
          •   IST 50 1 Re se a rc h Te c hnique s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt
          •   IST 522 Applie d Info rma tio n Se c urity
          •   IST 552 Info rma tio n Syste ms Ana lysis
          •   IST 553 Info rma tio n Arc hite c ture fo r Inte rne t Se rvic e s
          •   IST 555 Distribute d Co mputing fo r Info rma tio n Pro fe ssio na ls
          •   IST 556 Mo bile Ne two rk Se rvic e s
          •   IST 6 88 So c ia l We b Te c hno lo g ie s
          •   IST 6 0 0 Mo bile Applic a tio n De ve lo pme nt
          •   IST 6 74 O pe n So urc e O pe ra ting Syste ms a nd Applic a tio ns
          •   IST 6 86 So c ia l Me dia in the Ente rprise
          •   IST 6 19 Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r Info rma tio n Ma na g e rs
          •   IST 6 25 Ente rprise Risk Ma na g e me nt
          •   IST 6 26 Busine ss Info rma tio n Re so urc e s a nd Stra te g ic Inte llig e nc e
          •   IST 6 27 Wha t's the Big Ide a ? : Te c hno lo g y Inno va tio n
          •   IST 6 34 Se c urity in Ne two rke d Enviro nme nts
          •   IST 6 39 Ente rprise Te c hno lo g ie s
          •   IST 6 41 Be ha vio r o f Info rma tio n Use rs
          •   IST 6 45 Ma na g ing Info rma tio n Syste ms Pro je c ts
          •   IST 6 48 Ente rprise Wire le ss Ne two rks
          •   IST 6 54 Info rma tio n Syste ms Ana lysis
          •   IST 6 59 Da ta Administra tio n Co nc e pts a nd Da ta ba se Ma na g e me nt
          •   IST 6 73 Stra te g ic Pla nning in a n Info rma tio n-Ba se d O rg a niz a tio n
          •   IST 6 79 Ele c tro nic Co mme rc e Te c hno lo g ie s
          •   IST 6 82 Te le c o mmunic a tio n Po lic y a nd Re g ula tio n
          •   IST 6 86 So c ia l Me dia in the Ente rprise
          •   IST 710 Adva nc e d Pro je c t Ma na g e me nt
          •   IST 755 Stra te g ic Ma na g e me nt o f Info rma tio n Re so urc e s
          •   IST 775 Info rma tio n Industry Stra te g ie s
          •   IST 782 Na tio na l a nd Inte rna tio na l Info rma tio n Po lic ie s
          •   CIS 50 4 Intro duc tio n to C a nd C++
          •   CIS Ja va Pro g ra mming
          •   CIS Unix Pro g ra mming
          •   ELE 6 58 Da ta Ne two rks, De sig n, a nd Pe rfo rma nc e
IV. Exit Requirement: (3 credit hours)
          • IST 754 is a c a psto ne c o urse a nd c a n o nly be ta ke n a fte r the c o mple tio n o f IST 6 0 1, 6 53, 6 14, 6 18, a nd a t le a st 18 c re dits


Courses
Courses
                                                                                                                        IST 558 Te c hno lo g ie s in We b C o nte nt
G lo b al Ent e rp rise Te chno lo g y                     Inf o rmat io n St ud ie s                                   Manag e me nt 3 SI
                                                                                                                        Co nc e pts a nd te c hnique s in we b c o nte nt
G ET 6 34 Effe c tive C o mmunic atio n                    IST 50 0 Se le c te d To pic s 1-3 SI                        re pre se nta tio n, o rg a niz a tio n, pre se nta tio n,
within a Glo bal Ente rprise 1.5 Y                         Explo ra tio n o f a to pic (to be de te rmine d)            de ve lo pme nt, a nd ma na g e me nt with the
Princ iple s a nd pra c tic e s o f pre se nta tio ns in   no t c o ve re d by the sta nda rd c urric ulum but          e Xte nsible Ma rkup La ng ua g e (XML),
a g lo ba l e nte rprise , fro m fo rma l                  o f inte re st to fa c ulty a nd stude nts in a              inc luding ba sic XML synta x, vo c a bula ry
pre se nta tio ns to c o nduc ting me e ting s.            pa rtic ula r se me ste r. R                                 spe c ific a tio n, da ta mo de ling ,
Inte g ra te s the o re tic a l fo unda tio ns a nd                                                                     tra nsfo rma tio n, a nd Do c ume nt O bje c t
pra c tic a l g uida nc e with re a l wo rld               IST 50 2 Ne w Dire c tio ns in Ac ade mic
                                                                                                                        Mo de l (DO M).
e xpe rie nc e s in c o mmunic a ting e ffe c tive ly      Librarie s 1-3 SI
in the wo rkpla c e .                                      Pre se nt sta te a nd future pro spe c ts o f                IST 56 5 Data Mining 3 SI
                                                           a c a de mic libra rie s in lig ht o f c ha ng e s in        Intro duc tio n to da ta mining te c hnique s,
G ET 6 46 Advanc e d Ente rprise Syste ms                  the te c hno lo g y o f sc ho la rly                         fa milia rity with pa rtic ula r re a l-wo rld
De ve lo pme nt Life c yc le 1.5 Y                         c o mmunic a tio ns a nd in the na ture o f                  a pplic a tio ns, c ha lle ng e s invo lve d in the se
Cha lle ng e s o f la rg e -sc a le pro je c t             hig he r e duc a tio n.                                      a pplic a tio ns, a nd future dire c tio ns o f the
ma na g e me nt with fo c us o n info rma tio n                                                                         fie ld. O ptio na l ha nds-o n e xpe rie nc e with
syste ms de ve lo pme nt. Explo ra tio n o f               IST 50 3 Pro po sal Writing fo r the
                                                                                                                        c o mme rc ia lly a va ila ble so ftwa re pa c ka g e s.
issue s with the typic a l syste ms                        Info rmatio n Fie ld 1 SI
de ve lo pme nt life c yc le (SDLC) tha t a re             Re se a rc hing a nd de ve lo ping g ra nt a nd              IST 585 Kno wle dg e Manag e me nt 3 SI
mo st impa c te d by the c o mple xitie s o f              c o ntra c t pro po sa ls. Pro po sa l e va lua tio n        Info rma tio n syste ms be ha vio rs tha t e na ble
building info rma tio n syste ms in, a nd fo r,            pro c e ss a nd ke y to o ls fo r finding g ra nts           o rg a niz a tio ns to syste ma tic a lly ide ntify,
la rg e e nte rprise s.                                    a nd re que sts fo r pro po sa ls in the                     a c quire , sto re , a na lyz e , distribute , a nd
                                                           info rma tio n sc ie nc e s. Empha sis o n                   re use info rma tio n a nd kno wle dg e fro m a ll
G ET 6 6 2 Ente rprise Syste ms Strate g ie s              pre pa ring suc c e ssful pro po sa l pa c ke ts.            so urc e s (inte rna l a nd e xte rna l, e xplic it a nd
and Arc hite c ture s 1.5 Y                                                                                             ta c it) in o rde r to e nha nc e o rg a niz a tio na l
This c o urse builds the ba sic unde rsta nding            IST 511 Intro duc tio n to the Library and
                                                                                                                        pro duc tivity a nd c o mpe titive ne ss.
o f the te c hnic a l a nd ma na g e me nt                 Info rmatio n Pro fe ssio n 3 Y
a rc hite c ture tha t c o mprise e nte rprise             Ke y c o mpo ne nts o f the fie ld a nd its                  IST 6 0 0 Se le c te d To pic s 1-3 SI
c o mputing e nviro nme nts. The c o urse                  re la tio nship to o the r fie lds a nd pro fe ssio ns.      Explo ra tio n o f a to pic (to be de te rmine d)
fo c use s o n ide ntifying a nd so lving la rg e          G e ne ra l struc ture , issue s a nd pro ble ms,            no t c o ve re d by the sta nda rd c urric ulum but
c o mple x pro ble ms by using e nte rprise                re se a rc h, a nd lite ra ture .                            o f inte re st to fa c ulty a nd stude nts in a
c o mputing te c hno lo g ie s.                                                                                         pa rtic ula r se me ste r. R
                                                           IST 522 Applie d Info rmatio n Se c urity 3
G ET 6 6 5 IT Strate g y and Busine ss                     SI                                                           IST 6 0 1 Info rmatio n and Info rmatio n
Value 1.5                                                  Applic a tio ns o f info rma tio n se c urity                Enviro nme nts 1 Y
Stra te g ic a nd fina nc ia l me a sure s o f g lo ba l   inc luding ha nds-o n e xpe rie nc e . Stude nts             A bro a d o ve rvie w o f the fie ld a nd a n
IT va lue inc luding TCO , RO I, a nd NPV;                 who suc c e ssfully c o mple te this c o urse will           o rie nta tio n to the Sc ho o l o f Info rma tio n
stra te g ic fit; IT inve stme nt risk; IT                 unde rsta nd ho w info rma tio n se c urity                  Studie s. De sc ribe s the pa st, pre se nt, a nd
g o ve rna nc e a nd IT mo de ls; me a suring IT           te c hno lo g y is a pplie d to re a l syste ms.             future o f info rma tio n studie s.
pe rfo rma nc e ; IT c ha ng e ma na g e me nt.            PREREQ : IST 555 O R IST 233 AND 346 .
                                                                                                                        IST 6 0 4 C atalo g ing o f Info rmatio n
G ET 6 75 Busine ss o f IT 1.5 Y                           IST 523 Graphic De sig n fo r the We b 3 Y                   Re so urc e s 3 SI
G lo ba l a nd g e o g ra phic a lly dispe rse d           Le a rn ba sic a nd a dva nc e d we bsite de sig n           Ca ta lo g ing rule s, sta nda rds, a nd me ta da ta
budg e t a nd c o ntro l o f IT c o sts; IT                princ iple s utiliz ing Ado be Pho to sho p a nd             sc he me s; biblio g ra phic utilitie s; fo rma ts o f
pro c ure me nt inc luding re quire me nts                 Fla sh, with e mpha sis o n typo g ra phy, c o lo r          print a nd no nprint ma te ria ls; c a ta lo g ing
spe c ific a tio n, re que sts fo r pro po sa ls,          the o ry a nd la yo ut. Unde rsta nd a nd pra c tic e        so ftwa re ; ma na g e me nt issue s.
e va lua tio n c rite ria , a nd ve ndo r se le c tio n;   Fla sh Ac tio nsc ript ba sic s to c re a te
e va lua ting a nd ma na g ing ve ndo r                    a nima tio n a nd dyna mic we b a pplic a tio ns.            IST 6 0 5 Re fe re nc e and Info rmatio n
pe rfo rma nc e ; de ve lo ping a nd mo nito ring                                                                       Lite rac y Se rvic e s 3 Y
c o ntra c ts.                                             IST 553 Info rmatio n Arc hite c ture fo r                   The disc o ve ry a nd use o f print a nd
                                                           Inte rne t Se rvic e s 3 Y                                   e le c tro nic re so urc e s a nd de live ry o f
G ET 6 83 Syste ms Mo de ling and                          Building a nd ma na g e me nt o f Inte rne t                 se rvic e s in libra rie s to me e t info rma tio n
Simulatio n 3                                              info rma tio n se rvic e s, inc luding info rma tio n        ne e ds o f va rie d pa tro n c o mmunitie s in a
To pre pa re stude nts with funda me nta l                 o rg a niz a tio n, info rma tio n ma na g e me nt,          bro a d ra ng e o f c o nte xts.
kno wle dg e in simula tio n a nd mo de ling so            a nd info rma tio n disse mina tio n.
tha t the y c a n c o mmunic a te with de c isio n         Unde rsta nding o f the use o f Inte rne t                   IST 6 0 6 Le g al Info rmatio n Re so urc e s
a nd po lic y ma ke rs a s we ll a s te c hnic a l IT      te c hno lo g ie s within a n o rg a niz a tio na l          and Se rvic e s 3 SI
pro fe ssio na ls in la rg e g lo ba l                     c o nte xt. Pra c tic e with c urre nt te c hno lo g ie s.   Le g a l re se a rc h me tho ds/ma te ria ls a nd
o rg a niz a tio ns, in pa rtic ula r in the                                                                            ma na g e me nt o f le g a l info rma tio n
info rma tio n syste ms de pa rtme nt o f the              IST 556 Mo bile Ne two rk Se rvic e s 3 Y                    re so urc e s. Inc lude s fe de ra l, sta te , priva te ,
o rg a niz a tio ns.                                       De vic e s, ne two rks, a nd a pplic a tio ns o f            a nd inte rna tio na l le g a l re so urc e s.
                                                           e me rg ing mo bile c o mmunic a tio n
G ET 6 84 Larg e - sc ale IT Pro je c ts 1.5 Y             te c hno lo g ie s. Inc lude s mo bile de vic e s,           IST 6 0 9 Bio me dic al Info rmatio n
A pro je c t-ba se d c o urse tha t e xpo se s             wire le ss a pplic a tio ns, mo bility in the                Se rvic e s and So urc e s 3 SI
stude nts to the c ha lle ng e s o f IT e na ble d         e nte rprise , a nd se rvic e pro vide r stra te g ie s      De ve lo pme nt o f me dic a l libra rie s a nd
inno va tio n a nd o rg a niz a tio na l c ha ng e in      a nd po sitio ning . Inc lude s te c hnic a l                info rma tio n se rvic e s. Biblio g ra phy o f
the c o nte xt o f a c o mple x, la rg e -sc a le          pre se nta tio ns a nd e xte nsive disc ussio n a nd         me dic ine a nd the a llie d he a lth fie ld.
e nte rprise . Ca psto ne c o urse fo r the CAS in         a na lysis o f industry tre nds.                             De ve lo pme nt o f c o mpute riz e d da ta ba se s.
G lo ba l Ente rprise Te c hno lo g y.                                                                                  Ha nds-o n se a rc hing e xpe rie nc e .
IST 6 11 Info rmatio n Te c hno lo g ie s in              IST 6 19 Applie d Ec o no mic s fo r                        IST 6 27 What's the Big Ide a:
Educ atio nal O rg aniz atio ns 3 SI                      Info rmatio n Manag e rs 3 Y                                Te c hno lo g y Inno vatio n 3 Y
Info rma tio n a nd c o mmunic a tio ns                   Ec o no mic princ iple s re le va nt to                     Do uble Numbe re d with: IST 427
te c hno lo g ie s, e thic a l issue s, kno wle dg e      ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n func tio ns in           Inno va tio n in info rma tio n te c hno lo g y.
ma na g e me nt to o ls, c o lla bo ra tive le a rning    o rg a niz a tio na l c o nte xts. Co re mic ro -           Le a rn ho w to de ve lo p, g ro w a nd ve t ide a s
te c hno lo g ie s, e duc a tio n da ta ba se s, e tc .   e c o no mic c o nc e pts a pplie d to the                  a nd build te a ms re a dy to c re a te a pro duc t,
O n-site pro je c t fie ld wo rk c o nstitute s a         ma rke tpla c e fo r info rma tio n pro duc ts a nd         se rve o r busine ss. Additio na l wo rk re quire d
ma jo r po rtio n o f c o urse re quire me nts.           se rvic e s. Fina nc ia l to o ls use d fo r ma na g ing    o f g ra dua te stude nts.
                                                          info rma tio n syste ms a nd ne two rks.
IST 6 12 Yo uth Se rvic e s in Librarie s and             PREREQ : IST 6 14.                                          IST 6 28 O rg aniz atio n/Manag e me nt o f
Info rmatio n C e nte rs 3 Y                                                                                          Arc hival C o lle c tio ns 3 Y
The o rie s, pra c tic e s, me dia , lite ra ture a nd    IST 6 20 Advanc e d To pic s in                             Intro duc tio n to a rc hiva l c o lle c tio ns
e me rg ing tre nds o f yo uth se rvic e s fro m          Info rmatio n Inno vatio n 3 Y                              inc luding the o rie s a nd pra c tic e s a sso c ia te d
pre sc ho o l to hig h sc ho o l a re e xplo re d. A      Critic a l a nd e me rg ing issue s in info rma tio n       with a rc hiva l wo rk, the c o nte xts o f a rc hiva l
bro a d ra ng e o f c o mpe te nc ie s ne c e ssa ry to   inno va tio n. The c o urse pre se nts dura ble             ma te ria ls, the dig ita l wo rld, a nd the a rc hiva l
wo rk with yo uth in a va rie ty o f libra ry             c o nc e pts o f inno va tio n a ro und a spe c ific        pro fe ssio n. Re quire s a c o lle c tio ns pro je c t.
se tting s a re pre se nte d.                             inno va tio n in the info rma tio n fie ld. The
                                                          inno va tio n is use d a s c o nte xt fo r re a ding s      IST 6 29 O rg aniz atio nal Info rmatio n
IST 6 13 Library Planning , Marke ting ,                  a nd pro je c t.                                            Se c urity 3 SI
and Asse ssme nt 3 Y                                                                                                  Pe rso nne l/o rg a niz a tio na l skills fo r
Use r-fo c use d pla nning , ma rke ting , a nd           IST 6 21 Intro duc tio n to Info rmatio n                   info rma tio n se c urity ma na g e rs a nd o ffic e rs:
a sse ssme nt o f a c tivitie s tha t suppo rt c o re     Manag e me nt 3 Y                                           sta ffing , tra ining , c e rtific a tio n, inc e ntive s,
func tio ns o f libra rie s, suc h a s c o lle c tio n    O ve rvie w o f g e ne ra l ma na g e me nt                 a nd e va lua tio n o f info rma tio n se c urity
de ve lo pme nt, syste ms, a nd public se rvic e s.       c o nc e pts, IM imple me nta tio n c o nc e rns a nd       pe rso nne l, no n-se c urity IT pe rso nne l, e tc .;
                                                          stra te g ie s, info rma tio n life c yc le                 o rg a niz a tio na l de ve lo pme nt re la te d to
IST 6 14 Manag e me nt Princ iple s fo r                  ma na g e me nt, a nd pre pa ra tio n fo r a n IM           se c urity a wa re ne ss, thre a ts, a nd re spo nse s;
Info rmatio n Pro fe ssio nals 3 S                        c a re e r.                                                 a nd e thic s/c o de s o f be ha vio r in
Ba sic ide a s, c o nc e pts a nd pe rspe c tive s o f                                                                info rma tio n se c urity.
ma na g e me nt a s the y a pply to the                   IST 6 22 Intro duc tio n to Pre se rvatio n o f
info rma tio n pro fe ssio ns. Stude nts le a rn to       C ultural He ritag e 3 Y                                    IST 6 31 The o ry o f C lassific atio n and
unde rsta nd a nd a pply ba sic princ iple s o f          Intro duc tio n to fie ld o f pre se rva tio n o f          Subje c t Re pre se ntatio n 3 IR
o rg a niz a tio n the o ry a nd be ha vio r a nd         c ultura l he rita g e , inc luding institutio ns,          Cla ssific a tio n is a funda me nta l huma n
ma na g e ria l te c hnique s ne e de d to impro ve       c o nte xts a nd me tho do lo g ie s, c o nc e pts o f      a c tivity a s is fo rming a n a bstra c t
o rg a niz a tio na l e ffe c tive ne ss.                 pla c e a nd c ulture , o bje c ts a nd re so urc e s       re pre se nta tio n o f ve rba l info rma tio n.
                                                          fo r study; e mpha sis a lso o n ro le o f dig ita l        The o re tic a l ba sis o f c la ssific a tio n a nd
IST 6 16 Info rmatio n Re so urc e s:                     a pplic a tio ns. Re quire s re se a rc h pro je c t a nd   subje c t re pre se nta tio n, a tte mpts to
O rg aniz atio n and Ac c e ss 3 Y                        pre se nta tio n.                                           a uto ma te the se a c tivitie s.
Intro duc tio n to the o rie s, to o ls, a nd
sta nda rds fo r info rma tio n o rg a niz a tio n a nd   IST 6 23 Intro duc tio n to Info rmatio n                   IST 6 32 Manag e me nt and O rg aniz atio n
a c c e ss, inc luding c a ta lo g ing rule s a nd        Se c urity 3 S                                              o f Spe c ial C o lle c tio ns 3 IR
fo rma ts, c o nte nt a na lysis, inde xing ,             Ba sic c o nc e pts a nd te c hno lo g ie s o f             Princ iple s, me tho ds, a nd te c hnique s o f
c la ssific a tio n, a nd funda me nta ls o f             info rma tio n se c urity. Stude nts who                    ma na g e me nt, de ve lo pme nt a nd
info rma tio n re trie va l syste ms.                     suc c e ssfully c o mple te this c o urse will ha ve        o rg a niz a tio n o f spe c ia l c o lle c tio ns suc h a s
PREREQ : IST 511.                                         a c o mpre he nsive o ve rvie w o f info rma tio n          ra re bo o ks, a rc hive s, o r pic to ria l ma te ria ls,
                                                          se c urity with so me ha nds-o n e xpe rie nc e .           inc luding issue s suc h a s biblio g ra phic
IST 6 17 Mo tivatio nal Aspe c ts o f                                                                                 se rvic e s a nd pre se rva tio n.
Info rmatio n Use 3 SI                                    IST 6 24 Pre se rvatio n o f Library and
The o rie s o f mo tiva tio n a nd be ha vio r            Arc hival C o lle c tio ns 3 Y                              IST 6 33 Ente rprise Syste ms 3 SI
a ffe c ting info rma tio n use in le a rning ,           Intro duc tio n to pre se rving libra ry a nd               Cro ssliste d with: MFE 6 33
wo rkpla c e , a nd virtua l e nviro nme nts.             a rc hiva l c o lle c tio ns, inc luding pa pe r,           Te c hnic a l o ve rvie w o f Ente rprise Syste ms
Empha sis o n a pplying mo tiva tio na l the o rie s      a udio -visua l, a nd dig ita l o bje c ts.                 a nd the ir impa c t o n o rg a niz a tio ns. The
a nd mo de ls to ma na g e me nt pra c tic e s in                                                                     c o nc e pts, funda me nta ls, issue s a nd
info rma tio n o rg a niz a tio ns a nd to the            IST 6 25 Ente rprise Risk Manag e me nt 3                   te c hno lo g ie s in pla nning , imple me nting
de sig n o f info rma tio n re so urc e s a nd            Y                                                           a nd o pe ra ting a n Ente rprise Syste m.
pre se nta tio ns.                                        A multidisc iplina ry pe rspe c tive o f risk               Curre nt tre nds, issue s, te c hno lo g ie s a nd
                                                          a sse ssme nt, mo de ling , a nd ma na g e me nt.           e xte nsio ns. La bo ra to ry e xe rc ise s
IST 6 18 Info rmatio n Po lic y 3 S                       To pic s inc lude : c o nc e pts o f pe rso na l            PREREQ : CSE 581 O R IST 6 59 .
Public po lic y issue s tha t a ffe c t the               a c c o unta bility ve rsus g o ve rna nc e a nd
info rma tio n, libra ry, a nd te le c o mmunic a tio n   po lic y; ho w o rg a niz a tio ns de fine a nd             IST 6 34 Se c urity in Ne two rke d
se c to rs. The se inc lude priva c y a nd se c urity,    me a sure risk a nd lo ss; a nd pla n fo r                  Enviro nme nts 3 SI
inte lle c tua l pro pe rty, fre e do m o f               c o nting e nc ie s.                                        Pra c tic a l a nd the o re tic a l kno wle dg e o f
e xpre ssio n, c o mmunic a tio ns a c c e ss, a nd       PREREQ : IST 6 23, 6 14, 6 18.                              ne two rk se c urity. To pic s c o ve re d inc lude
public se c to r info rma tio n. Applic a tio n o f                                                                   se c urity po lic ie s a nd the ir pla c e in
e c o no mic , le g a l, a nd po litic a l sc ie nc e     IST 6 26 Busine ss Info rmatio n                            info rma tio n te c hno lo g y (IT) a nd busine ss
c o nc e pts to po lic y a na lysis.                      Re so urc e s and Strate g ic Inte llig e nc e 3            pla ns, virtua l priva te ne two rks (VPNs),
                                                          SI                                                          fire wa lls, public ke y infra struc ture s (PKI),
                                                          Co nte nt a nd struc ture o f biblio g ra phic a nd         a nd intrusio n de te c tio n.
                                                          o the r info rma tio n re so urc e s pe rta ining to        PREREQ : IST 6 56 .
                                                          busine ss a nd stra te g ic inte llig e nc e
                                                          a c tivitie s. De ve lo ping se a rc h stra te g ie s;
                                                          unde rsta nding the info rma tio n ne e ds a nd
                                                          use s o f e xe c utive s a nd ma na g e rs wo rking
                                                          in busine ss stra te g y a nd po lic y.
IST 6 35 C o lle c tio n De ve lo pme nt and               IST 6 48 Ente rprise Wire le ss Ne two rk                    IST 6 6 2 Instruc tio nal Strate g ie s and
Ac c e ss 3 SI                                             Te c hno lo g ie s 3 Y                                       Te c hnique s fo r Info rmatio n
Adva nc e d inve stig a tio n o f c o lle c tio n          Do uble Numbe re d with: IST 448                             Pro fe ssio nals 3 SI
building , a c quisitio n, a nd ma inte na nc e in         Te c hno lo g ie s, sta nda rds, imple me nta tio n,         Intro duc tio n to info rma tio n lite ra c y mo de ls
libra rie s a nd info rma tio n c e nte rs; use r a nd     a nd ma na g e me nt o f a dva nc e d bro a dba nd           fo r a pplic a tio n to instruc tio n in info rma tio n
c o lle c tio n a na lysis, c o lle c tio n                wire le ss da ta syste ms. Inc lude s                        o rg a niz a tio ns. Fo c us o n stra te g ie s a nd
de ve lo pme nt po lic ie s, dig ita l re so urc e         e xa mina tio n o f a na lo g a nd dig ita l wire le ss      te c hnique s fo r de sig ning , pre se nting , a nd
a c quisitio n a nd lic e nsing , c o nso rtium            subsyste ms, a nte nna s, a c c e ss de vic e s, a nd        e va lua ting info rma tio n te c hno lo g y tra ining
c o lla bo ra tio n, a nd e thic a l issue s.              e nte rprise infra struc ture c o mpo ne nts.                a nd tra ining ma te ria ls fo r re a l c lie nts.
                                                           Te c hnic a l pre se nta tio ns, disc ussio n o f
IST 6 37 Dig ital Info rmatio n Re trie val                industry a c tivitie s, a nd la bs. Additio na l             IST 6 6 3 Mo tivating 2 1st C e ntury
Se rvic e s 3 SI                                           wo rk re quire d o f g ra dua te stude nts.                  Le arning in Sc ho o l Librarie s 3 Y
O ve rvie w o f multiple type s o f dig ita l              PREREQ : IST 6 56 .                                          Me tho ds fo r de sig ning , de live ring , a nd
se a rc hing to o ls suc h a s c o mme rc ia l                                                                          e va lua ting info rma tio n a nd dig ita l lite ra c y
biblio g ra phic da ta ba se s, we b se a rc h to o ls,    IST 6 49 Human Inte rac tio n with                           skills instruc tio n in sc ho o ls. Explo ra tio n o f
a nd spe c ia lty se a rc h to o ls. Fo c us o n           C o mpute rs 3 SI                                            a ppro pria te inte rve ntio ns tha t suppo rt
se le c tio n, unde rsta nding , a nd use o f se a rc h    Huma n pe rfo rma nc e c ha ra c te ristic s, use r/         stude nt mo tiva tio n fo r le a rning 21st c e ntury
to o ls, funding , a nd e va lua tio n o f to o ls a nd    syste m c o mmunic a tio n de sig n a lte rna tive s,        skills a nd wa ys o f fo ste ring libra ria n-
re sults.                                                  use r be ha vio r re se a rc h me tho ds,                    te a c he r c o lla bo ra tio n.
PREREQ : IST 6 0 5.                                        info rma tio n syste m o rg a niz a tio na l impa c t.
                                                                                                                        IST 6 6 4 Natural Lang uag e Pro c e ssing 3
IST 6 38 Inde xing and Abstrac ting                        IST 6 53 Te le c o mmunic atio ns and                        SI
Syste ms and Se rvic e s 3 SI                              Ente rprise Ne two rk Manag e me nt I 3 Y                    Cro ssliste d with: CIS 46 8, CIS 6 6 8
Skills o f a bstra c ting a nd inde xing , with            A surve y o f te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd                 Ling uistic a nd c o mputa tio na l a spe c t o f
a na lysis o f e xisting se c o nda ry se rvic e s         ne two rk ma na g e me nt issue s tha t fo c use s           na tura l la ng ua g e pro c e ssing te c hno lo g ie s.
a nd va rie tie s o f inde x fo rms. Bo th ma nua l        o n te c hno lo g ic a l fo unda tio ns, a pplic a tio ns,   Le c ture s, re a ding s, a nd pro je c ts in the
a nd c o mpute r-ba se d mo de ls.                         a nd ma na g e ria l issue s in c o rpo ra te                c o mputa tio na l te c hnique s re quire d to
                                                           te le c o mmunic a tio ns syste ms a nd ne two rks.          pe rfo rm a ll le ve ls o f ling uistic pro c e ssing
IST 6 39 Ente rprise Te c hno lo g ie s 3 Y                                                                             o f te xt. Additio na l wo rk re quire d o f
Co ve ra g e o f ma na g e me nt a nd te c hnic a l        IST 6 56 Te le c o mmunic atio ns and                        g ra dua te stude nts.
a rc hite c ture issue s tha t c o mprise e nte rprise     Ente rprise Ne two rk Manag e me nt II 3 Y
c o mputing e nviro nme nts. In de pth fo c us o n         Ha rdwa re a nd so ftwa re te c hno lo g ie s in             IST 6 6 7 Info rmatio n Te c hno lo g y fo r
ide ntifying a nd so lving la rg e c o mple x              te le c o mmunic a tio n a nd info rma tio n                 Librarie s and Info rmatio n C e nte rs 3 SI
pro ble ms a nd using la rg e c o mputing                  ne two rks. TCP/IP pro to c o ls. De sig n,                  Intro duc tio n to c o mpute riz e d te c hno lo g y
syste ms to de plo y e nte rprise sc a le                  ma inte na nc e a nd ma na g e me nt.                        a nd its a pplic a tio ns in libra rie s a nd
so lutio ns. Ha nds-o n de ve lo pme nt o n                PREREQ : IST 6 53.                                           info rma tio n c e nte rs; ma na g e me nt issue s o f
e nte rprise syste ms.                                                                                                  the a uto ma tio n pro c e sse s; a nd ne w
                                                           IST 6 57 Basic s o f Info rmatio n Re trie val               dire c tio ns in the use o f te c hno lo g y in
IST 6 41 Use r- Base d De sig n 3 Y                        Syste ms 3 SI                                                info rma tio n-ba se d se tting s.
Syste m de sig n ba se d o n use rs' c o g nitive          De sig n, de ve lo pme nt, a nd e va lua tio n o f           PREREQ : IST 6 16 .
pe rc e ptio ns o f the ir situa tio ns, the ir wo rk in   info rma tio n re trie va l syste ms/se a rc h
a ddre ssing the ir situa tio ns, info rma tio n           e ng ine s. The o re tic a l a nd a pplie d                  IST 6 6 8 Lite rac y Thro ug h Sc ho o l
ne e ds, info rma tio n a nd so urc e use .                pe rspe c tive s o n re pre se nting , sto ring , a nd       Librarie s 3 Y
Co ntra st to te c hno lo g y, c o nte nt, o r             a c c e ssing e le c tro nic info rma tio n.                 Intro duc tio n to me tho ds tha t suppo rt a nd
o rg a niz a tio n fo c use d de sig n stra te g ie s.     Individua l a nd te a m pro je c ts pro vide ha nds-         re info rc e c la ssro o m instruc tio n in
Ba se d o n stude nts' syste m de sig n inte re sts.       o n e xpe rie nc e .                                         de ve lo pme nta l re a ding a nd la ng ua g e
                                                                                                                        a c quisitio n pro c e sse s a nd skills.
IST 6 42 Ele c tro nic C o mme rc e 3 SI                   IST 6 59 Data Administratio n C o nc e pts                   De ve lo pme nt o f pro g ra ms a nd se rvic e s
Curre nt de ve lo pme nts in info rma tio n                and Database Manag e me nt 3 Y                               tha t fo ste r se lf-e xpre ssio n, pro mo te
syste ms a nd ne two rks fo r e le c tro nic               De finitio n, de ve lo pme nt, a nd ma na g e me nt          lite ra ture a ppre c ia tio n, a nd e nc o ura g e
busine ss tra nsa c tio ns. Inc lude s e le c tro nic      o f da ta ba se s fo r info rma tio n syste ms. Da ta        info rma tio n-se e king be ha vio rs.
da ta inte rc ha ng e , se c ure fina nc ia l              a na lysis te c hnique s, da ta mo de ling , a nd
tra nsa c tio ns, a nd e vo lving ma rke tpla c e          sc he ma de sig n. Q ue ry la ng ua g e s a nd               IST 6 73 Strate g ic Planning in an
me c ha nisms. So c ia l impa c ts a nd                    se a rc h spe c ific a tio ns. O ve rvie w o f file          Info rmatio n- Base d O rg aniz atio n 3 Y
o ppo rtunitie s a re disc usse d.                         o rg a niz a tio n fo r da ta ba se s. Da ta                 Linking info rma tio n ne e ds a nd te c hno lo g y
                                                           a dministra tio n c o nc e pts a nd skills. Cre dit          suppo rt to o rg a niz a tio na l g o a ls a s a
IST 6 45 Manag ing Info rmatio n Syste ms                  c a nno t be g ive n fo r bo th IST 6 59 a nd IST            c ritic a l skill fo r pro fe ssio na ls. Ho w to
Pro je c ts 3 Y                                            6 58.                                                        de ve lo p a stra te g ic pla nning pro c e ss fo r
Do uble Numbe re d with: IST 445                                                                                        info rma tio n re so urc e s, ide ntify stra te g ic
Pro je c t ma na g e me nt a s a pro fe ssio na l          IST 6 6 1 Info rmatio n Manag e me nt in                     issue s, link stra te g ic pla nning with
disc ipline in info rma tio n a nd                         Sc ho o ls 3 Y                                               o rg a niz a tio na l ma nda te s a nd missio n, write
c o mmunic a tio n te c hno lo g y. Intro duc tio n to     Cro ssliste d with: EDA 754, IDE 754                         a stra te g ic pla n with a ppro pria te
ro le s, a c tivitie s, me tho ds, a nd to o ls.           Ma na g e me nt o f me dia c e nte rs. Info rma tio n        pe rfo rma nc e me a sure s, imple me nt the
Critic a l re vie w a nd a pplic a tio n o f               flo w in sc ho o l e nviro nme nt, a na lysis o f            stra te g ic pla nning pro c e ss, a nd e va lua te
princ iple s. Additio na l wo rk re quire d o f            c urric ulum, pro ble m so lving , ma na g e me nt           the pla nning syste m a nd o utc o me s.
g ra dua te stude nts.                                     princ iple s, de ve lo pme nt o f info rma tio n
                                                           se rvic e s fo r stude nts, te a c he rs, a nd               IST 6 76 Dig ital Librarie s 1-3 Y
IST 6 46 Sto ryte lling 3 IR                               a dministra to rs.                                           Re pre se nta tio n o f info rma tio n in dig ita l
Sto ryte lling fo r a ll a g e s. Spe c ia l                                                                            libra rie s; me c ha nisms fo r re trie va l; dig ita l
a pplic a tio n in e duc a tio n, libra ria nship,                                                                      inte rme dia tio n; so c io po litic a l e nviro nme nt
re lig io n, a nd g e ro nto lo g y. Expe rie nc e s in                                                                 fo r dig ita l libra rie s.
va rio us te c hnique s. Pro g ra m de ve lo pme nt.
IST 6 77 C re ating , Manag ing , and                       IST 6 88 So c ial We b Te c hno lo g ie s 3 Y               IST 728 Info rmatio n Se c urity Po lic y 3
Pre se rving Dig ital Asse ts 3 Y                           Do uble Numbe re d with: IST 488                            SI
Issue s a nd tre nds in tra nsfe rring a na lo g a nd       This c o urse will e duc a te stude nts in the              De sig ne d fo r busine ss, la w, a nd te c hno lo g y
pa pe r-ba se d c o lle c tio ns (inc luding                c o nc e pts a nd me c ha nisms o f so c ia l               stude nts inte re ste d in info rma tio n se c urity
ma nusc ripts, pho to g ra phs, vide o s, a nd              ne two rking in te c hno lo g ie s thro ug h ha nds-        a s it impa c ts the ma na g e me nt a nd
films) into dig ita l c o lle c tio ns.                     o n syste m de sig n, de ve lo pme nt,                      o pe ra tio ns o f busine ss a nd g o ve rnme nt.
                                                            imple me nta tio n a nd ma na g e me nt o f the se          Info rma tio n se c urity po lic y a nd be st
IST 6 79 Ele c tro nic C o mme rc e                         syste ms.                                                   busine ss pra c tic e s.
Te c hno lo g ie s 3 S
O ve rvie w o f e -c o mme rc e te c hno lo g ie s          IST 710 Advanc e d To pic s in Info rmatio n                IST 745 Advanc e d Pro je c t Manag e me nt
a nd a pplic a tio ns suc h a s EDI, XML, JAVA,             Manag e me nt Appro ac he s and                             3Y
middle wa re , fire wa lls, e nc ryptio n, pa yme nt        Strate g ie s 3 IR                                          This c o urse fo c use s o n the diffe re nt
syste ms, da ta ba se inte g ra tio n, sho pping -          Critic a l a nd e me rg ing issue s in the                  kno wle dg e a re a s o f a dva nc e d pro je c t a nd
c a rt a pplic a tio ns, c o o kie s, tra nsa c tio n       ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n a nd o the r             pro g ra m ma na g e me nt a nd e mpha siz e s
a na lysis, a nd a pplic a tio n se rvic e pro vide rs.     info rma tio n re so urc e s. Ma y inc lude                 skills/te c hnique s re quire d to suc c e ssfully
Pro g ra mming e xpe rie nc e re c o mme nde d.             spe c ia liz e d info rma tio n re so urc e s               ma na g e c o mple x, multi-pro je c t sc e na rio s.
                                                            ma na g e me nt a ppro a c he s; a dva nc e d               O bje c tive s inc lude unde rsta nding
IST 6 81 Me tadata 3 SI                                     c o ve ra g e o f pla nning , budg e ting , a nd            inc re me nta l a c tivitie s invo lve d whe n
Intro duc e s me ta da ta mo de ling , da ta                pro c ure me nt; ma pping te c hnique s fo r                ma na g ing a multi-pro je c t e nviro nme nt.
binding , vo c a bula ry, inte ro pe ra bility,             info rma tio n se rvic e s, so urc e s, a nd syste ms;
a dministra tio n, to o ls, qua lity c o ntro l, a nd       pro fe ssio na l a nd e thic a l de ve lo pme nt o f        IST 753 Te le c o mmunic atio ns and
e va lua tio n. Exa mine s inte rna tio na l                info rma tio n re so urc e s ma na g e me nt. R             Ente rprise Ne two rk Manag e me nt III 3
me ta da ta sta nda rds, a c tivitie s, a nd pro je c ts                                                                Y
thro ug h c a se studie s. Stude nts will ha ve             IST 711 e - Go ve rnme nt 3 Y                               Te c hnique s use d to de sig n, ma na g e a nd
ha nds-o n e xpe rie nc e with me ta da ta                  Explo re s c urre nt c o nc e pts a nd pra c tic e s in     se c ure e nte rprise te le c o mmunic a tio n
ma na g e me nt syste ms suc h a s D-Spa c e .              Ele c tro nic G o ve rnme nt a t the inte rna tio na l,     syste ms a nd ne two rks. To pic s inc lude
PREREQ : IST 6 16 O R IST 558.                              na tio na l, sta te , a nd lo c a l le ve ls. E-            c o nve rg e nc e , c lo ud, WAN, bro a dba nd,
                                                            G o ve rnme nt pla ys a c e ntra l ro le in c itiz e n      wire le ss, MPLs, VPN, Vo IP, Q o S a nd
IST 6 83 Manag ing Info rmatio n                            g o ve rnme nt inte ra c tio n, the pro visio n o f         a pplic a tio ns.
Te c hno lo g y- Enable d C hang e 3 SI                     info rma tio n a nd de live ry o f se rvic e s.             PREREQ : IST 6 53,6 14.
Funda me nta ls o f info rma tio n te c hno lo g y-
e na ble d c ha ng e ma na g e me nt. Co mpa riso n         IST 717 Advanc e d Library Manag e me nt                    IST 754 Final Pro je c t in
with mo re tra ditio na l a ppro a c he s tha t             3 SI                                                        Te le c o mmunic atio ns Syste ms 3 Y
fa c ilita te c ha ng e . Estima ting the ma g nitude       Ma na g e me nt o f a c a de mic , public , a nd            Ca psto ne a nd e xit re quire me nt fo r the M.S.
o f c ha ng e e ffo rts a nd ide ntific a tio n o f ke y    spe c ia l libra rie s. Re la tio nship be twe e n          in te le c o mmunic a tio ns a nd ne two rk
sta ke ho lde rs. Dia g no sis thro ug h sc o ping          libra ry a nd its pa re nt institutio n; inte rna l         ma na g e me nt. Applie s te c hno lo g ic a l a nd
a nd pro c e ss mo de ls.                                   o rg a niz a tio n a nd o pe ra tio n; libra ry             busine ss kno wle dg e to a na lysis o f a
                                                            info rma tio n po lic ie s; libra ry fina nc ing ;          spe c ific te le c o mmunic a tio n syste m o r
IST 6 84 ide a2 Startup 3 Y                                 le g isla tio n a ffe c ting libra rie s.                   ne two rking a pplic a tio n. Co st-be ne fit
Do uble Numbe re d with: IST 484                            PREREQ : IST 6 14.                                          c o mpa riso ns o f c o mpe ting te c hno lo g ie s
Stude nts e sta blish a n a c tio na ble pla n fo r                                                                     o r a lte rna tive c o nfig ura tio ns.
the la unc h o f the ir o wn busine ss. Fo c us o n         IST 724 Database Se c urity 3 SI                            PREREQ : IST 6 0 1, 6 14, 6 18, 6 53 AND 753.
e sta blishing a we ll c o nc e ive d, a c hie va ble       Asse ssme nt a nd a na lysis o f da ta ba se be st
a nd a c tio na ble pa th to ma rke t. Additio na l         pra c tic e s tha t inc lude : da ta se c urity po lic y,   IST 755 Strate g ic Manag e me nt o f
wo rk re quire d o f g ra dua te stude nts.                 a c c e ss c o ntro l, intrusio n de te c tio n, da ta      Info rmatio n Re so urc e s 3 Y
                                                            o bsc urity, fra ud de te c tio n, e nc ryptio n,           Se mina r. Inte g ra tio n o f pre vio us le a rning
IST 6 85 So c ial Ne two rks in Librarie s 3                virtua l priva te da ta ba se s a nd physic a l             o n the va rio us c o mpo ne nts o f
Y                                                           se c urity.                                                 ma na g e me nt, use r ne e ds, a nd
Unde rsta nding the use o f so c ia l                       PREREQ : IST 6 59 .                                         te c hno lo g ie s. In-de pth re vie w a nd use o f
ne two rking in libra ria nship inc luding fo r                                                                         c a se studie s o n a ra ng e o f c ritic a l
pa tro n use , ma rke ting , a nd in the c re a tio n       IST 726 Ente rprise Arc hite c ture :                       info rma tio n re so urc e s ma na g e me nt a re a s.
o f ne w se rvic e s to me e t c o mmunity ne e ds.         C o nc e pts and Prac tic e 3 Y                             PREREQ : IST 6 14.
                                                            Do c ume nta tio n a nd ma na g e me nt o f
IST 6 86 So c ial Me dia in the Ente rprise                 info rma tio n te c hno lo g y re so urc e s fro m a        IST 759 Planning and De sig ning Dig ital
3Y                                                          stra te g y a nd busine ss drive n pe rspe c tive .         Library Se rvic e s 3 SI
Intro duc tio n to the use a nd ma na g e me nt o f         Se le c tio n a nd use o f fra me wo rks,                   Ha nds-o n c linic a l e xpe rie nc e pla nning a nd
so c ia l me dia te c hno lo g y with a n                   imple me nta tio n me tho do lo g ie s, to o ls, a nd       de sig ning dig ita l libra ry se rvic e s.
o rg a niz a tio n, inc luding stra te g ie s fo r use in   o n-line re po sito rie s. Inte g ra te d vie ws            PREREQ : IST 6 76 AND 6 77.
a n e nte rprise o rg a niz a tio n, c re a tio n o f       de ve lo pe d o f pro c e sse s, da ta , syste ms,
o rig ina l c o nte nt a nd e xplo ra tio n o f po lic y    se rvic e s, a nd ne two rks.                               IST 76 9 Advanc e d Database
c o nc e rns.                                                                                                           Administratio n C o nc e pts and Database
                                                            IST 727 Info rmatio n Te c hno lo g y                       Manag e me nt 3 SI
IST 6 87 Sc ie ntific Data Manag e me nt 3                  C apital Planning 3 SI                                      In-de pth a na lysis o f da ta ba se s a nd
Y                                                           Esta blishme nt a nd ma na g e me nt o f                    da ta ba se ma na g e me nt syste m a rc hite c ture ,
Intro duc e s funda me nta ls a bo ut sc ie ntific          info rma tio n te c hno lo g y inve stme nt                 building c o mple x da ta ba se o bje c ts,
da ta , da ta ma na g e me nt, a nd use o f sc ie nc e      po rtfo lio s. De ve lo pme nt a nd e va lua tio n o f      da ta ba se a pplic a tio ns using fo rms a nd
da ta . Disc usse s bro a de r issue s re la ting to        busine ss c a se s fo r po te ntia l a nd e xisting         re po rts, da ta wa re ho use s, e sta blishing a nd
te c hno lo g ie s fo r sc ie ntific da ta                  inve stme nts in info rma tio n te c hno lo g y.            imple me nting da ta ba se se c urity, a nd tuning
ma na g e me nt a nd use s, a s we ll a s da ta                                                                         da ta ba se s fo r o ptimum pe rfo rma nc e .
qua lity a nd public a tio n pra c tic e s.                                                                             PREREQ : IST 6 59 .
IST 770 Advanc e d To pic s in Re se arc h                   IST 820 Se minar in Re se arc h Me tho ds 3
Me tho ds 1-3 IR                                             SI
Re se a rc h me tho ds use d in info rma tio n               Princ iple s a nd a pplic a tio ns o f a ppro pria te
studie s. Ma y inc lude de sig ns fo r surve y,              re se a rc h te c hnique s, inc luding pro ba bility
e xpe rime nta l o r histo ric a l re se a rc h; da ta       a nd sta tistic s, sa mpling the o ry, o pe ra tio ns
c o lle c tio n. Sta tistic a l me tho ds, c o nte nt        re se a rc h mo de ls, surve y te c hnique s,
a na lysis, c o mpute r simula tio n, mo de l                inte rvie wing , o bse rva tio n, a nd
simula tio n, a nd mo de l building . R                      e xpe rime nta l de sig n. Pro ble m fo rmula tio n,
                                                             pro po sa l writing , pre pa ra tio n a nd
IST 775 Info rmatio n Industry Strate g ie s                 pre se nta tio n o f fina l re po rt. R
3 SI
Issue s in c o nve rg ing info rma tio n industry            IST 830 Se minar in Info rmatio n
se c to rs suc h a s ha rdwa re , so ftwa re ,               Syste ms 3 SI
te le c o mmunic a tio ns, info rma tio n se rvic e s,       The o ry a nd pra c tic e in the a na lysis, de sig n,
a nd c o nte nt.                                             ma na g e me nt, a nd e va lua tio n o f e xisting
                                                             a nd hypo the tic a l info rma tio n syste ms,
IST 776 Re se arc h Me tho ds in                             inc luding c o mpute riz e d sto ra g e a nd
Info rmatio n Sc ie nc e and Te c hno lo g y 3               re trie va l syste ms, libra rie s, ma na g e me nt
Y                                                            syste ms, a nd ne two rks. R
Philo so phie s, a ppro a c he s, a nd pra c tic e s o f
re se a rc h in info rma tio n tra nsfe r. Sta tistic s      IST 840 Prac tic um in Te ac hing 1-2
a s a to o l a nd a s a fra me wo rk fo r                    Pra c tic a l e xpe rie nc e in the te a c hing
unde rsta nding the re se a rc h pro c e ss.                 pro c e ss. Stude nts write sylla bi, c la ssro o m
                                                             a ssig nme nts, o r pre se nta tio ns; disc uss
IST 777 Statistic al Me tho ds in                            o ng o ing te a c hing a ssig nme nts; pre pa re
Info rmatio n Sc ie nc e and Te c hno lo g y 3               c ritique s o f c la sse s; a nd e ng a g e in a ll
Y                                                            a spe c ts o f the te a c hing pro c e ss. R7, 8
Cla ssic a l sta tistic a l pro c e dure s use d in          c re dits ma ximum
info rma tio n tra nsfe r re se a rc h. Empha sis o n
unde rlying ra tio na le fo r e a c h pro c e dure           IST 880 Inte nsive Se minar 1 SI
a nd o n c rite ria fo r se le c ting pro c e dure s in      Re side ntia l se mina r fo r Do c to ra te o f
a g ive n re se a rc h situa tio n.                          Pro fe ssio na l Studie s dista nc e stude nts. Skill
PREREQ : IST 776 .                                           building a nd me nto ring fo r do c to ra l
                                                             c o urse wo rk a nd disse rta tio n pre pa ra tio n.
IST 778 Elic itatio n and Analytic al                        Po rtfo lio e va lua tio n o f wo rk a c c umula te d
Te c hnique s fo r Info rmatio n Sc ie nc e 3                during the se me ste r. R5, 6 c re dits ma ximum
SI
Te c hnique s fo r da ta e lic ita tio n a nd a na lysis     IST 9 70 Inte rnship 1-6 S
fo r re se a rc h in info rma tio n sc ie nc e a nd          Pa rtic ipa tio n in a supe rvise d a nd e va lua te d
te c hno lo g y. Inc lude s inte lle c tua l histo ry,       fie ld e xpe rie nc e . Re quire s c o ntra c t
a ssumptio ns, pro c e dure s, a nd pra c tic a l            a ppro ve d by a dviso r, fa c ulty supe rviso r,
e xpe rie nc e with a ra ng e o f te c hnique s,             a nd fie ld a g e nc y be fo re re g istra tio n. R
inc luding bo th qua lita tive a nd qua ntita tive
a ppro a c he s.                                             IST 9 71 Inte rnship in Info rmatio n
                                                             Studie s 1-6 S
IST 79 0 Advanc e d To pic s in                              Fully supe rvise d inte rnship e xpe rie nc e .
Info rmatio n O rg aniz atio n 1-3 SI                        Pre re q: IST ma ste r's stude nts o nly. Must
Ma y inc lude the o rg a niz a tio n o f                     me e t G PA re quire me nts a nd c o mple te a
biblio g ra phic info rma tio n in libra rie s,              le a rning a g re e me nt with site supe rviso r. R1,
info rma tio n c e nte rs, a nd re trie va l syste ms;       6 c re dits ma ximum
vo c a bula ry c o ntro l in info rma tio n re trie va l
syste ms, c la ssific a tio n the o ry; pro ble ms in        IST 9 72 Sc ho o l Me dia Prac tic um 1-6 S
the o rg a niz a tio n o f me dia . R                        Fully supe rvise d a nd e va lua te d sc ho o l-
                                                             ba se d libra ry e xpe rie nc e a t the e le me nta ry
IST 80 0 Info rmatio n Studie s Se minar 1-                  a nd se c o nda ry le ve ls. Inc lude s o nline
3 SI                                                         se mina r. Must me e t G PA/pro g ra m
Se le c te d a re a s within the info rma tio n fie ld,      re quire me nts a nd c o mple te a le a rning
e mpha siz ing re la te d disc ipline s a nd the ir          a g re e me nt with site supe rviso r. R
re la tio nships to the dia g no sis o f
info rma tio n ne e ds a nd the c o lle c tio n,             IST 9 9 7 The sis 1-6 SI
sto ra g e , ma na g e me nt, re g ula tio n a nd
disse mina tio n o f info rma tio n. R                       IST 9 9 9 Disse rtatio n 1-15 SI
                                                             R
IST 810 Prac tic um in Re se arc h 2 S
Pra c tic a l e xpe rie nc e in the re se a rc h
pro c e ss. Stude nts write pro po sa ls, disc uss
o ng o ing re se a rc h, pre pa re c ritique s o f
re se a rc h de sig ns, a nd e ng a g e in a ll a spe c ts
o f the re se a rc h pro c e ss. R

Faculty
Faculty
Marilyn Arno ne , Asso c ia te Re se a rc h                Susan Disc hiave , Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e              Eliz abe th Liddy , De a n a nd Truste e
Pro fe sso r                                               M.S., Re g is Unive rsity, 20 0 3                            Pro fe sso r
Ph.D., Syra c use Unive rsity, 19 9 2                      Expe rie ntia l le a rning in the c la ssro o m,             Ph.D., Syra c use Unive rsity, 19 88
Childre n's c urio sity a nd le a rning ,                  pro c e ss a nd da ta mo de ling te c hnique s,              Na tura l La ng ua g e Pro c e ssing (NLP), c ro ss-
info rma tio n lite ra c y, c re a tivity                  o bje c t-o rie nte d so ftwa re e ng ine e ring             la ng ua g e re trie va l, da ta mining , te xt
                                                           princ iple s a nd da ta ba se ma na g e me nt                mining , a uto ma tic me ta da ta g e ne ra tio n,
Bahram Attaie , Se nio r Instruc to r                      syste ms                                                     he a lth info rma tic s
Co mpute r Sc ie nc e , M.S.
Ne two rking a nd da ta ba se pro g ra mming               Re ne e Franklin, Assista nt Pro fe sso r                    Ian Mac Inne s, Asso c ia te De a n fo r
                                                           Ph.D., Flo rida Sta te Unive rsity, 20 0 6                   Ac a de mic Affa irs, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r
Sc o tt Be rnard , Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e ;          Sc ho o l me dia spe c ia list pre pa ra tio n,              Ph.D., Unive rsity o f So uthe rn Ca lifo rnia ,
Dire c to r o f Exe c utive Educ a tio n                   c e nso rship in public a nd priva te sc ho o ls,            19 9 8
Ph.D., Virg inia Te c h., 20 0 1                           libra ry histo ry, inc re a sing the le ve l o f             Info rma tio n industry stra te g y, e le c tro nic
Ente rprise a rc hite c ture a nd c a pita l               pa rtic ipa tio n o f unde rre pre se nte d e thnic          c o mme rc e c o mpa tibility sta nda rds,
pla nning , public a nd priva te se c to r c hie f         g ro ups in libra ry a nd info rma tio n sc ie nc e          inte rna tio na l busine ss, c o nve rg e nc e ,
info rma tio n o ffic e rs, fe de ra l po lic y            e duc a tio n                                                te le c o mmunic a tio ns
de ve lo pme nt o n info rma tio n re so urc e s
ma na g e me nt                                            Paul Gande l, Pro fe sso r                                   Nanc y Mc C rac ke n , Asso c ia te Re se a rc h
                                                           Ph.D., Syra c use , 19 86                                    Pro fe sso r
Susan Bo nz i, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r;                  Ma na g e me nt o f info rma tio n syste ms,                 Ph.D., Syra c use Unive rsity, 19 79
Dire c to r o f Instruc tio na l Q ua lity                 libra ry a dministra tio n a nd se rvic e s,                 Na tura l la ng ua g e pro c e ssing , info rma tio n
Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Illino is a t Urba na -             so ftwa re e ng ine e ring , info rma tio n po lic y,        e xtra c tio n, que stio n a nswe ring , kno wle dg e
Cha mpa ig n, 19 83                                        a nd visua liz a tio n o f info rma tio n                    re pre se nta tio n, a nd ma c hine le a rning
Ima g e re trie va l syste ms, biblio me tric s,
ling uistic a pplic a tio ns in info rma tio n             Martha Garc ia- Murillo , Asso c ia te                       Le e Mc Knig ht , Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r
re trie va l                                               Pro fe sso r                                                 Ph.D., Ma ssa c huse tts Institute o f
                                                           Ph.D., Unive rsity o f So uthe rn Ca lifo rnia ,             Te c hno lo g y, 19 89
C arlo s E C aic e do Bastidas, Assista nt                 19 9 8                                                       Wire le ss g rids, no ma dic ity, c o nve rg e nc e
Pro fe sso r                                               Po lic y, re g ula tio n, te le c o mmunic a tio ns,         o f the Inte rne t a nd te le c o mmunic a tio ns
Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Pittsburg h, 20 0 9                 infra struc ture , a c c e ss                                industrie s, Inte rne t e c o no mic s a nd po lic y,
Se c urity, wire le ss ne two rks, so ftwa re                                                                           na tio na l a nd inte rna tio na l te c hno lo g y
de ve lo pme nt, te le c o mmunic a tio ns                 Ro be rt He c kman , Se nio r Asso c ia te De a n            po lic y
ma na g e me nt                                            Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Pittsburg h, 19 9 3
                                                           Eme rg e nt le a de rship in virtua l te a ms,               David Mo lta, Assista nt De a n a nd Pro fe sso r
De rric k C o g burn, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r            dista nc e le a rning , te a c hing a nd le a rning          o f Pra c tic e
Ph.D., Ho wa rd Unive rsity, 19 9 7                        stra te g ie s fo r info rma tio n pro fe ssio na ls         M.P.A., Unive rsity o f No rth Te xa s, 19 82
Inte rna tio na l info rma tio n a nd                                                                                   Mo bile a nd wire le ss info rma tio n syste ms,
c o mmunic a tio n te c hno lo g y po lic y,               Jill Hurst- Wahl, Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e               te c hno lo g y e duc a tio n, ne two rk syste ms
multista ke ho lde r pa rtic ipa tio n in g lo ba l        M.L.S., Unive rsity o f Ma ryla nd, 19 83                    de sig n a nd ma na g e me nt
g o ve rna nc e                                            Libra ry sc ie nc e , info rma tio n te c hno lo g y,
                                                           e ntre pre ne urship, busine ss inte llig e nc e ,           Milto n Mue lle r , Pro fe sso r
Ke vin C ro wsto n, Pro fe sso r                           dig itiz a tio n                                             Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Pe nnsylva nia , 19 89
Ph.D., Ma ssa c huse tts Institute o f                                                                                  Te le c o mmunic a tio ns industry libe ra liz a tio n,
Te c hno lo g y, 19 9 1                                    Mic he lle Kaarst- Bro wn, Asso c ia te                      Inte rne t g o ve rna nc e , do ma in na me s a nd
O rg a niz a tio na l implic a tio ns o f info rma tio n   Pro fe sso r                                                 tra de ma rks, bro a dba nd re g ula tio n,
te c hno lo g ie s, e le c tro nic ma rke ts,              Ph.D., Yo rk Unive rsity, 19 9 5                             g lo ba liz a tio n a nd tra de in te le c o m a nd
c o mpute r-suppo rte d c o o pe ra tive wo rk with        Stra te g ic ma na g e me nt o f IT, a sse ssme nt           a udio -visua l se rvic e s, te le pho ne numbe ring
e le c tro nic c o mme rc e , o pe n so urc e              o f stra te g ic risks a nd o ppo rtunitie s o f             re so urc e s, inte rna tio na l institutio ns
so ftwa re de ve lo pme nt, virtua l                       info rma tio n a nd c o mmunic a tio n                       g o ve rning c o mmunic a tio n a nd info rma tio n
o rg a niz a tio ns                                        te c hno lo g ie s, so c ia l implic a tio ns o f IT
                                                                                                                        Sc o tt Nic ho lso n , Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r
Mic hae l D'Ere dita, Assista nt Pro fe sso r              Bruc e King ma, Pro fe sso r, Asso c ia te                   Ph.D., Unive rsity o f No rth Te xa s, 20 0 0
Ph.D., Syra c use Unive rsity, 19 9 8                      Pro vo st fo r Entre pre ne urship a nd                      Da ta wa re ho using , da ta mining ,
O rg a niz a tio na l le a rning a nd c ha ng e , skill    Inno va tio n                                                biblio mining pro c e ss, we b se a rc h to o ls,
a c quisitio n,hig h pe rfo rma nc e (virtua l)            Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Ro c he ste r, 19 89                  ne w me tho ds fo r dista nc e e duc a tio n
te a ms                                                    Ec o no mic s o f info rma tio n, dig ita l libra ry
                                                           e c o no mic s, c o st-be ne fit a na lysis                  Mic hae l Nilan, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r
Jaso n De dric k, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r                                                                             Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Wa shing to n
Ma na g e me nt, Ph.D.                                     Barbara Kwasnik, Pro fe sso r                                Virtua l c o mmunitie s, use r-ba se d syste m
Ec o no mic de ve lo pme nt, industria l po lic y,         Ph.D., Rutg e rs Unive rsity, 19 89                          de sig n, c o g nitive be ha vio r, info rma tio n
te c hno lo g y diffusio n, g lo ba liz a tio n o f IT     Cla ssific a tio n the o ry, re se a rc h me tho ds fo r     se e king a nd use , kno wle dg e ma na g e me nt,
                                                           c la ssific a tio n, g e nre , na ming , kno wle dg e        intra ne ts a s c o lla bo ra tive virtua l
David Disc hiave , Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e            o rg a niz a tio n                                           e nviro nme nts, func tio na l ling uistic
M.S., Re g is Unive rsity, 20 0 3                                                                                       struc ture s fo r da ta o rg a niz a tio ns
Expe rie ntia l le a rning in the c la ssro o m,           R. David Lanke s, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r
pro c e ss a nd da ta mo de ling te c hnique s,            Ph.D., Syra c use Unive rsity, 19 9 9                        Me g an O akle af , Assista nt Pro fe sso r
o bje c t-o rie nte d so ftwa re e ng ine e ring           Dig ita l libra rie s fo r e duc a tio n, dig ita l          Ph.D., Unive rsity o f No rth Ca ro lina -Cha pe l
princ iple s a nd da ta ba se ma na g e me nt              re fe re nc e , me ta da ta , e duc a tio n info rma tio n   Hill, 20 0 6
syste ms                                                                                                                Evo lutio n a nd a sse ssme nt o f info rma tio n
                                                           Ke nne th Lave nde r , Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e          se rvic e s; the o rie s, me tho ds, a nd
                                                           Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Ca lifo rnia a t Sa nta               a sse ssme nt o f use r e duc a tio n; info rma tio n
                                                           Ba rba ra , 19 72                                            lite ra c y fra me wo rks a nd instruc tio n;
                                                           Ra re bo o ks, pre se rva tio n, dig ita l re fe re nc e ,   info rma tio n se rvic e s in a c a de mic libra rie s
                                                           pre se rva tio n o f info rma tio n, a nd dig ita l
                                                           re fe re nc e se rvic e s
C arste n O e ste rlund, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r        Ho ward Turtle , Asso c ia te Re se a rc h
Ph.D., Ma ssa c huse tts Institute o f                    Pro fe sso r
Te c hno lo g y, 20 0 2                                   Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Ma ssa c huse tts,
Distribute d a nd virtua l wo rk, o rg a niz a tio na l   Amhe rst, 19 9 1
le a rning a nd kno wle dg e , IT use a nd                De sig n a nd imple me nta tio n o f re trie va l
o rg a niz a tio na l bo unda rie s, do c ume nt a nd     syste ms, o pe ra ting syste m suppo rt fo r
g e nre a na lysis, c o mpute r-suppo rte d               la rg e da ta ba se s, te xt re pre se nta tio n
c o lla bo ra tive wo rk                                  te c hnique s, a uto ma tic c la ssific a tio n, te xt
                                                          a nd da ta mining , a uto ma te d infe re nc e
Jo o n Park, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r                    te c hnique s
Ph.D., G e o rg e Ma so n Unive rsity, 19 9 9
Info rma tio n a nd syste ms se c urity; se c urity       Murali Ve nkate sh, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r
po lic ie s, mo de ls, me c ha nisms, e va lua tio n,     Ph.D., India na Unive rsity, 19 9 1
surviva bility, a nd a pplic a tio ns                     Bro a dba nd c o mmunity ne two rk pla nning ,
                                                          re fle c tive pra c tic e , pla nning a nd de sig n o f
Jian Q in, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r                      te c hno lo g ic a l syste ms, a pplic a tio ns fo r
Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Illino is a t Urba na -            c o mmunitie s
Cha mpa ig n, 19 9 6
Re pre se nta tio n o f le a rning o bje c ts,            C arlo s Villalba, Se nio r Instruc to r
kno wle dg e o rg a niz a tio n struc ture ,              Ph.D. (ABD), Syra c use Unive rsity
o rg a niz a tio n o f distribute d info rma tio n,       IT se c urity, o pe n so urc e a pplic a tio ns,
kno wle dg e disc o ve ry in biblio g ra phic             e me rg ing te c hno lo g ie s, dista nc e e duc a tio n
da ta ba se s, sc ie ntific c o mmunic a tio n
                                                          Jun Wang , Assista nt Re se a rc h Pro fe sso r
Antho ny Ro to lo , Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e          Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Illino is, Urba na -
M.S. in Info rma tio n Ma na g e me nt                    Cha mpa ig n, 20 0 6 ; Ph.D., Chine se
So c ia l me dia , e -g o ve rnme nt, o nline sa fe ty,   Ac a de my o f Sc ie nc e s, 19 9 7
priva c y, a ug me nte d re a lity                        So c ia lly inte llig e nt c o mputing , so c ia l
                                                          ta g g ing , visua liz a tio n o f sta tistic a l da ta
Je ffre y Rubin , Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e
M.S., Syra c use Unive rsity, 19 9 7                      O z g ur Yilmaz e l , Assista nt Re se a rc h
Co nte nt/kno wle dg e ma na g e me nt syste ms,          Pro fe sso r
we b-ba se d ma na g e me nt to o ls (inc luding          Ph.D., Syra c use Unive rsity, 20 0 6
lo g a na lysis), use r be ha vio r o n the Inte rne t    Na tura l la ng ua g e pro c e ssing , so ftwa re
                                                          de ve lo pme nt, info rma tio n a c c e ss,
Ste ve n Sawye r , Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r              info rma tio n re trie va l, te xt c a te g o riz a tio n
D.B.A., Bo sto n Unive rsity, 19 9 5
So c ia l info rma tic s, de sig n a nd                   Be i Yu, Assista nt Pro fe sso r
de ve lo pme nt o f info rma tio n syste ms,              Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Illino is, Urba na -
pro je c t ma na g e me nt, ro le o f info rma tio n      Cha mpa ig n
a nd c o mmunic a tio n te c hno lo g ie s re la tive     Te xt mining , o pinio n mining , me dia mining ,
to o rg a niz a tio na l a nd so c ia l c ha ng e         po litic a l o pinio n a nd ide o lo g y
Ruth Small, Me re dith Pro fe sso r                       Ping Zhang , Pro fe sso r
Ph.D., Syra c use Unive rsity, 19 86                      Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Te xa s a t Austin, 19 9 5
Mo tiva tio n, info rma tio n lite ra c y, dista nc e     Bro a d issue s in huma n-c o mpute r
le a rning                                                inte ra c tio n; individua l re spo nse s to IT;
                                                          a ffe c tive , c o g nitive , a nd be ha vio r a spe c ts
Je ffre y Stanto n , Asso c ia te De a n fo r             o f huma n inte ra c tio n with te c hno lo g y;
Re se a rc h a nd Do c to ra l Studie s                   use r-c e nte re d info rma tio n syste ms de sig n
Ph.D., Unive rsity o f Co nne c tic ut, 19 9 7            a nd e va lua tio n; busine ss info rma tio n
Impa c ts o f o rg a niz a tio na l be ha vio r o n       visua liz a tio n; te c hno lo g y-a ssiste d
info rma tio n se c urity, c o g nitive -a ffe c tive     e duc a tio n
mo de ls o f mo tiva tio n, e va lua tio n a nd
be ha vio r, o rg a niz a tio na l a nd so c ie ta l
impa c ts o f e ng ine e ring , sc ie nc e a nd
te c hno lo g y, re se a rc h me tho ds inc luding
psyc ho me tric s a nd sta tistic s
Zixiang ( Ale x) Tan, Asso c ia te Pro fe sso r
Ph.D., Rutg e rs Unive rsity, 19 9 6
Applic a tio ns a nd implic a tio ns o f
te c hno lo g y, te le c o mmunic a tio ns,
g o ve rnme nta l po lic y a nd re g ula tio ns,
wire le ss ne two rking
Arthur Tho mas , Pro fe sso r o f Pra c tic e
Ph.D., SUNY Buffa lo , 19 9 0
Pe rfo rma nc e impro ve me nt, pro je c t
ma na g e me nt, da ta ne two rking e ng ine e ring ,
instruc tio na l de sig n, info rma tio n syste ms
ma na g e me nt

				
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