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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Internet Information Systems online degree program at Robert Morris University prepares information technology professionals for the challenges of developing and maintaining effective information systems in organizations facing the dynamic challenges of functioning in the Internet environment. 

The field of Internet information systems technology is expected to continue its rapid rate of growth. In turn, the need for professionals with technical expertise in developing and managing information systems, managing large amounts of information and data, dealing with issues of security, and identifying and solving hardware, software and Internet problems continues to grow. This program will prepare you to function successfully in this rapidly changing field.

This 30-credit online degree program responds to both the technical elements of the field and the continual growth of Internet-based information systems that are becoming part of all corporations, organizations and businesses. The degree will equip you with essential skills to design, develop, manage and maintain information systems, while responding to the issues and problems that result from the link between human users and technology.

The M.S. in Internet Information Systems program, along with RMU's Master of Science (M.S.) in Competitive Intelligence Systems degree program, were ranked #11 in the Student Services and Technology category and #17 for Student Engagement and Accreditation in U.S. News & World Report's Top Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs Ranking recently named RMU's programs in its first Smart Choice ranking of the top schools for online Computer Science and Information Technology degree programs included RMU's M.S. in Internet Information Systems in its ranking of "The 20 Best Online Master of I.T. Degree Programs" for 2012. 

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The M.S. in Internet Information Systems degree program responds to industry needs and leads to possible professional certifications. Part of the program is designed to prepare you to take the Network+ certification exam and, if desired, the first two Microsoft Certified Professional exams of the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program. In addition, you have the option to gain industry-based experience in an internship. Thus, you can graduate with conceptual technical foundations, as well as industry-based experience and recognized certifications.
The M.S. in Internet Information Systems degree program requires 30 credits for completion, assuming that all prerequisites have been met. The degree consists of 21 credits in required technical core courses and nine credits of communications and information systems electives.

Core Courses - 21 credits
Hardware and Operating Systems 
Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design 
Network Technology and Management (N+)  
Database Management Systems 
Computer Network Security

And two from:
HTML Programming 
Visual Basic Programming  
Advanced Visual Basic Programming  
Java Programming

Specialization Electives - 9 credits
Choose three graduate-level courses from selected communications and information systems offerings.
Designed for working professionals, the program can be completed in approximately two and a half years or less while you continue to work full time. The degree is offered either on campus or fully online.

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. Faculty members encourage students to engage in scholarly pursuits, including participation in academic conferences and professional organizations. Our faculty members’ countries of origin span seven countries and four continents.  This rich diversity broadens students’ global understanding. Many lead study abroad trips and international student exchanges in Europe, South America and Asia, to name a few. Finally, SCIS faculty members’ professional experience and community involvement help students connect what they’re learning in the classroom to the workplace.

RMU graduate tuition rates are competitively set within the western Pennsylvania region. Also, many of our students find that their employers are willing to help pay for all or a portion of the cost of attendance, so we have procedures for third-party and delayed billing to meet the requirements of your human resources department. In addition, graduate students are eligible for student loans, and a there are a few graduate assistant positions available each year.
Ultimately, your graduate degree is an investment in your lifetime earnings and career path. The national data is clear: Those who own master's and doctoral degrees, on average, earn significantly more than those with a baccalaureate or less. And, those with advanced degrees report higher job satisfaction and upward mobility within their chosen professions.



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