The trends in career opportunities and salary expectations for technology positions are excellent, state the results of a Robert Half survey of salary trends. If you are considering graduate studies in technology, this positive outlook supports the Department of Labor Statistics projection of additional opportunities in these areas. So consider extending your studies at La Salle in a graduate program that allows for flexibility through an online format.
The M.S. Computer Information Science program is offered in an online format with some residency requirements for testing and presentations. Each course is 8-weeks in length allowing students to take two courses per semester. The courses use synchronous tools, learning management systems and specialized software for course materials. The delivery format aims to achieve a time balance for the adult student.
The goals of the program’s core are
- project management;
- problem analysis;
- solution design, implementation, testing and review.
The program emphasizes group work, presentation skills and collaboration through the use of technology. The MS Computer Information Science requires that students complete a capstone project to integrate core competencies with specific student goals based on the elective certificate. Examples of capstone projects are development and implementation of a new software solution or major extension to a completed software project; a research project on new trends or findings in software application development; analysis of network security standards and policies and policy implementation.