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ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is the infrastructure and components that enable contemporary business computing. This MS program in Computer Science offers a unique combination of computer science technical knowledge and business IT skills that prepares graduate students for success in the business world of the 21st century. The program emphasizes cutting-edge ICT skills, which can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in Information Technology.
Course-only option: 18 credits (6 courses) must be CS graduate courses, and 15 credits (5 courses) must be IT graduate courses.
Project option: 15 credits (5 courses) must be CS graduate courses, and 15 credits (5 courses) must be IT graduate courses.
Typically, 3-4 semesters are required to complete degree requirements
Prepare students for IT careers with knowledge or skills in business transaction systems, database, business intelligence, enterprise computing, AI (artificial intelligence), big data, IoT, enterprise architecture, and others.
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Introduction to database management systems. The topics addressed include system architecture, data models, database analysis, design and implementation, query processing, business transaction processing, and database security. Prerequisites: IT 620 or equivalent; or permission of the department.
This course introduces enterprise systems as large-scale software systems for the seamless integration of material and information flows within an organization. Topics include enterprise integration, engineering integration, customer integration, and enterprise systems applications in various industrial sectors. Prerequisites: IT 650 or permission of the instructor or department.
Introduction to emerging ICT techniques for big data analytics and big data science. Topics cover WSN, cloud computing and IoT. Prerequisite: IT 650 or permission of the instructor or department.
Students entering the Master of Science program in Information & Communications Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
In addition, an applicant must have a strong background in computer science. Students who do not have a sufficient background in computer science may enter the graduate program as provisional students and make up for their deficiencies by taking appropriate courses.
Applicants are required to take the GRE general test or the GMAT aptitude test may be used.
Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of academic institutions are required in addition to all transcripts at the postsecondary level.
For students whose native language is not English, either a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) and 79 (internet-based) or IELTS score of 6.5 is also required.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.
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