Center for Information and Communication Sciences

MS in Information and Communication Sciences Core Courses

You can find full course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Master's students in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) must take the following courses as part of the 38 credit hours required for the degree. All these courses are 3 credit hours except the base technology/lab courses ICS 620 and ICS 621.

Core courses

  • ICS 600 - Survey of Management  
  • ICS 601 - Problems in Information and Communication Sciences and Lab 
  • ICS 602 - Human Communication: Process and Theory
  • ICS 620 - Telecom Technologies, Standards, and Lab
  • ICS 621 - Information Movement, Management, Storage Technologies, Standards, and Lab
  • ICS 630 - Research Methodologies and Problems Seminar
  • ICS 642 - Regulatory Research in Context/Problems in Information Communication
  • ICS 660 - Human Factors, Needs-Assessment, and User-Driven Design

In addition to the 24 hours in core courses in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, master’s students must take 12 hours of CICS electives that match their interests and needs. These courses either are in additional technology or the human, business or regulation areas of the industry. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated. It is also possible (with advisor approval) to include an elective outside the center’s offerings.

Elective courses

  • ICS 605 - Interpersonal Management Skills
  • ICS 623 - Integration 
  • ICS 624 - Knowledge Management 
  • ICS 632 - Problems in Information and Communication Technologies Seminar (2 credit hours) 
  • ICS 633 - Systems Analysis and Design 
  • ICS 634 - Project Management 
  • ICS 635 - Information and Communication Projects (1-2 credit hours) 
  • ICS 643 - Social Responsibility in I/C Policy 
  • ICS 644 - Technologies, Financial Aspects, and the Economics of Choice 
  • ICS 645 - Evolving Database Systems 
  • ICS 646 - Management of Telecom/Network 
  • ICS 648 - Wireless and Satellite Communications 
  • ICS 649 - Comparative Operating Systems 
  • ICS 650 - Wireless 2 
  • ICS 653 - Issues in Communication Consultation 
  • ICS 655 - Special Problems Seminar 
  • ICS 661 - Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship 
  • ICS 662 - Usability Testing 
  • ICS 663 - Network Design: The Problems of Moving Voice, Data, and Video 
  • ICS 664 - Information Delivery Systems, Selection, Design, and Evaluation
  • ICS 666 - Strategic Planning for Information Technology 
  • ICS 667 - Design of Video-Based Learning Systems 
  • ICS 675 - Information and Communication Marketing 
  • ICS 684 - Information Access and Management of Information Services 
  • ICS 691 - Internet, TCP/IP, and Internetworking 
  • ICS 692 - Advanced Network Configuration 
  • ICS 695 - Independent Study (1-3 credit hours) 
  • ICS 696 - Information and Communication Research and Applications (2 credit hours)
  • ICS 698 - Problems in Information Systems 
  • ICS 699 - Problems in Information and Communication Management
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