The Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication and Information Systems is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares managers and other professionals for the challenges of the changing business environment. This innovative degree links communications and information systems in intellectually stimulating ways to reflect the integrated environment that professionals encounter at work.
Designed for working professionals, this 36-credit program can be completed in approximately two and a half years or less while you continue to work full time. Areas of specialization include information systems, multimedia, information design, business and professional communication, training and development.
2 letters of recommendation
Brief goal statement
Core Courses - 27 Credits
|COIS6030||Theories of Comm and Info I|
|COIS6031||Theories of Comm and Info II|
|COIS6050||Applied Research Strategies|
|COIS6215||Impact of New Technology|
|COIS6960||Case Analysis in Comm/Info Systems|
|COIS7479||Project Management in Comm/Info Systems|
|INFS6010||Decision Support Systems Analysis and Design|
Communications & Information Systems
Placement survey, Class of 2009 – Master of Science
Employers: H.J. Heinz Co., Robert Morris University, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, University Physicians Health Care Hospital, McKesson Corporation, West Allegheny Senior High School, Mellon Financial
Positions: Administrative Assistant, Enrollment Manager, Associate Customer Marketing Manager, Teacher, Business Analyst, Trades Analyst, Director
Salary Range: $32,000 - $112,000
Faculty members in the School of Communications and Information Systems (SCIS) are recognized for their dedication to teaching, academic research, global understanding, and professional experience. Our faculty regularly wins awards and accolades for excellence in teaching and research. As guides and mentors, they motivate students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their field of study.
The Wheatley Center
The School of Communications and Information Systems is now housed in the Wheatley Center. This soaring, 50,000 square-foot complex, glowing with colored LED accents, includes classrooms, computer labs, media arts studios, editing suites, a gallery, and teleconferencing facilities, as well as faculty and administrative offices, student meeting spaces and a café. The new building also provides access to geographic information systems software and business intelligence software.