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Master of Science in
Computer Information Systems Concentration in Web Application Development


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#3, Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (U.S. News & World Report 2015).

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Web Application Development provides students with:

  • Comprehensive coverage of both client-side and server-side development
  • Exploration of the latest topics in PHP, .NET (C# 3.0, ASP.NET 3.5, ADO.NET, LINQ, WCF, and WPF), and Enterprise Java (Servlets, JSP, Hibernate, Spring, and EJBs)
  • Practice in cutting-edge technologies such as Ruby on Rails, AJAX, Flex, and Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
  • Hands-on experience executing web application projects that also involve interacting with databases such as Oracle, MySQL, and SQLSERVER

Students who complete the Computer Information Systems masterís degree concentration in Web Application Development will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.
  • Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
  • Advanced knowledge of web application development languages.
  • Proficiency in one or two server-side web language/platform-specific technologies like Java and .NET, and client-side languages like JavaScript.
  • Competence sufficient to apply acquired knowledge in migrating to new and emerging standards and technologies.


Students must complete the six core online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems core courses in addition to the two Concentration in Web Application Development required courses and two additional courses.

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