Information Science and Technology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 37.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
133 place StudyQA ranking:6114 Duration:2 years

If you look at virtually any industry—health care, law, finance, manufacturing, government—information is the driving force behind its evolution and growth. Embedded in even the simplest of transactions, information is integral to making any organization function effectively. Information science graduates, therefore, are indispensable resources for any employer.

The Graduate Information Science and Technology Program at Pitt is designed to provide students with the theoretical foundations
and advanced knowledge in storing and retrieving information, communicating information among systems, and understanding the interaction between people and information systems as well as the role of information systems and technologies in both business and society.

Dept. Catalog No. Course Title Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summer 2017
DINS INFSCI 0010 INTRO TO INFORM, SYS & SOCIETY Day & Evening Day & Evening Evening
DINS INFSCI 0013 COMPUTER METHODS IN HUMANITIES Day Day  
DINS INFSCI 0017 FUNDAMNTLS OF OBJ-ORIEN PRGMG Day & Evening Day Day
DINS INFSCI 0017-REC FUNDAMNTLS OF OBJ-ORIEN PRGMG (Recitation) Day & Evening Evening  
DINS INFSCI 1014 GRAPHICS   Day  
DINS INFSCI 1017 IMPLEMENTATION OF INFO SYSTEMS   Evening  
DINS INFSCI 1022 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Day & Evening Day & Evening Evening
DINS INFSCI 1024 ANALYSIS OF INFORMTN SYSTEMS Evening Day  
DINS INFSCI 1025 DESIGN OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS   Evening  
DINS INFSCI 1044 HUMAN FACTORS IN SYSTEM DESIGN Evening & Online Day & Online  
DINS INFSCI 1052 USER CENTERED DESIGN Evening Evening Evening
DINS INFSCI 1059 WEB PROGRAMMING Day Evening  
DINS INFSCI 1068 / INFSCI 2801 GEOSPATIAL INFO SYSTEMS (GIS) Day    
DINS INFSCI 1070 / TELCOM 2000 INTRO TO TELCOM & NETWORKS Day Day Day
DINS INFSCI 1071 / TELCOM 2310 APPLICATIONS OF NETWORKS Day Day  
DINS INFSCI 1072 / TELCOM 2700 INTRO TO WIRELESS NETWORKS Day    
DINS INFSCI 1073 / TELCOM 2727 APPLC DEVELP MOBILE DEVICES   Day  
DINS INFSCI 1074 COMPUTER SECURITY Day    
DINS INFSCI 1075 NETWORK SECURITY   Day  
DINS INFSCI 1079 / TELCOM 2010 COMPUTER NETWORKING LABORATORY   Day & Evening  
DINS INFSCI 1085 INTERNSHIP By appt By appt By appt
DINS INFSCI 1090 SPECIAL TOPICS: PROGRAMMING - Game Development   Day  
DINS INFSCI 1090 SPECIAL TOPICS: PROGRAMMING - Game Design Day    
DINS INFSCI 1091 SPECIAL TOPICS: BEHAVIORAL - Going Digital: Transformation & Change   Day  
DINS INFSCI 1091 SPECIAL TOPICS: BEHAVIORAL - Decision Making in Dynamic IT Marketplaces Day    
DINS INFSCI 1092 SPECIAL TOPICS: SYSTEMS - IT Management Evening    
DINS INFSCI 2020 MATHMTCL FOUNDTNS FOR INFSCI Evening Day  
DINS INFSCI 2140 INFORMATN STORAGE & RETRIEVAL Day Day  
DINS INFSCI 2150 / TELCOM 2810 INFORMATION SECURITY & PRIVACY Day & Online Evening Online
DINS INFSCI 2160 DATA MINING Evening Day Evening
DINS INFSCI 2170 / TELCOM 2820 CRYPTOGRAPHY   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2204 INTRO TECH COMNCTNS FOR INFSCI Day    
DINS INFSCI 2205 TECHNCL COMNCTNS FOR INFO SCI Day    
DINS INFSCI 2300 HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING Day Day Evening
DINS INFSCI 2350 HUMAN FACTORS IN SYSTEMS Evening Evening  
DINS INFSCI 2410 INTRO TO NEURAL NETWORKS Day Evening  
DINS INFSCI 2415 / LIS 2690 INFORMATION VISUALIZATION Day    
DINS INFSCI 2430 SOCIAL COMPUTING Day Day  
DINS INFSCI 2460 SPATIAL REASONING FOR GIS Evening    
DINS INFSCI 2470 INTERACTIVE SYSTEM DESIGN Evening Day  
DINS INFSCI 2480 ADAPTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS Evening    
DINS INFSCI 2500 DATA STRUCTURES Day & Evening Day Evening
DINS INFSCI 2510 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS Evening    
DINS INFSCI 2540 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Evening   Evening
DINS INFSCI 2545 SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE Day    
DINS INFSCI 2550 CLIENT-SERVER SYSTEMS Day Evening  
DINS INFSCI 2560 WEB TECHNOLOGIES & STANDARDS Day & Evening Evening  
DINS INFSCI 2591 ALGORITHM DESIGN Evening Day  
DINS INFSCI 2620 DEVELOPING SECURE SYSTEMS   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2621 / TELCOM 2813 SECRTY MGMT & CMP FORENSICS   Evening  
DINS INFSCI 2625 CYBERSECURITY & PRIVACY REGULATIONS   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2710 DATABASE MANAGEMENT Day & Evening Day  
DINS INFSCI 2711 / TELCOM 2326 ADV TOPICS IN DATABASE MGT   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2725 DATA ANALYTICS Day & Evening Evening Evening
DINS INFSCI 2730 E-BUSINESS   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2731 SECURITY IN E-COMMERCE   Evening  
DINS INFSCI 2750 CLOUD COMPUTING   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2809 SPATIAL DATA ANALYTICS   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2821 FDS CLIN & PH INFORMATICS Day    
DINS INFSCI 2915 SPECIAL TOPICS: FOUNDATIONS - Machine Learning Day    
DINS INFSCI 2955 SPECIAL TOPICS: SYSTEMS: Toward a science of cybersecurity   Day  
DINS INFSCI 2980 PRACTICUM By appt By appt By appt
DINS INFSCI 3005 INTRO TO DOCTORAL PROGRAM Day    
DINS INFSCI 3250 RESEARCH SEMINAR - Adaptive Systems Day Day  
DINS INFSCI 3250 RESEARCH SEMINAR   By appt  
DINS INFSCI 3350 DOCTORAL SEMINAR Day Day  
ICDS LIS 2000 UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION Day & Online    
ICDS LIS 2005 ORGANIZING AND RETRIEVING INFO   Day & Online  
ICDS LIS 2110 RESEARCH METHODS IN LIS   Day & Online  
ICDS LIS 2184 INTELCL PRPRTY & "OPEN" MOVMS Day   Online
ICDS LIS 2194 INFORMATION ETHICS   Day & Online  
ICDS LIS 2214 LIB & ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION   Evening & Online  
ICDS LIS 2215 PRESERVATION MANAGEMENT Day    
ICDS LIS 2220 ARCHIVES & RECORDS MGMNT Day    
ICDS LIS 2222 ARCHIVAL APPRAISAL   Day  
ICDS LIS 2223 ARCHVL ADVOCACY AND ETHICS   Day  
ICDS LIS 2224 ACCESS SYS & TOOL ARCHVL COLLC   Day  
ICDS LIS 2225 MUSEUM ARCHIVES     Day
ICDS LIS 2227 PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES     Evening
ICDS LIS 2322 RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN Online    
ICDS LIS 2323 RESOURCES FOR YOUNG ADULTS   Evening & Online  
ICDS LIS 2324 HISTRY OF CHLDREN'S LITERATURE     Online
ICDS LIS 2325 CRRCLM RESORC & SERVC/SCHL LIB   Evening & Online  
ICDS LIS 2326 STORYTELLING     Evening & Online
ICDS LIS 2327 MULTI-CULT RESOURCES & SERVS     Day & Online
ICDS LIS 2332 RESOURCES & SERVICES FOR ADLTS   Online  
ICDS LIS 2407 METADATA Online   Day
ICDS LIS 2500 REFERENCE SOURCES AND SERVICES   Day & Online  
ICDS LIS 2520 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT     Online
ICDS LIS 2537 GVRNT INFOR RESOURCS & SERVCS     Online
ICDS LIS 2586 HEALTH SCIENCES RESORC & SERVS Online    
ICDS LIS 2600 INTRO TO INF TECHNOLOGIES Evening & Online    
ICDS LIS 2610 LIBRARY & ARCHIVAL COMPUTING   Online  
ICDS LIS 2630 HUMAN INFORMATION INTERACTION   Day  
ICDS LIS 2633 TEC IN LIVES CHILDREN & YOUTH Online    
ICDS LIS 2670 DIG LIBRARIES IN THEIR COMNYS     Online
ICDS LIS 2671 DIGITAL HUMANITIES     Day
ICDS LIS 2674 PRESERVING DIGITAL CULTURE   Day  
ICDS LIS 2676 RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT Day & Online Day & Online  
ICDS LIS 2677 RESEARCH DATA INFRASTRUCTURE   Day & Online  
ICDS LIS 2680 DATABASE DESIGN & APPLICATIONS   Day & Online  
ICDS LIS 2700 MGNG & LEADNG INF SVCS   Day Online
ICDS LIS 2771 ACADEMIC LIBRARIES Day & Online    
ICDS LIS 2774 SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTR MGT Evening & Online    
ICDS LIS 2830 ADVOCACY & MKTG FOR LIBRARIES     Online
ICDS LIS 2850 INF PROFS ROLE IN TCHNG & LRNG     Day & Online
ICDS LIS 2921 FIELD EXPERIENCE By appt Evening Day
ICDS LIS 2922 PRACM IN SCH LIB MEDIA PROGRMS Evening & Online Evening & Online  
ICDS LIS 2923 PRAC SCH DISTRC LIB MEDIA PRGS Online Online  
ICDS LIS 2924 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ARCHVS IS By appt By appt Day
ICDS LIS 2970 SPECIAL TOPICS - Tech Data Preservation & Data Forensics   Online  
ICDS LIS 3000 INTRODCTN TO DOCTRAL STUDIES Day    
ICDS LIS 3600 SEMINR INF SYSTMS & TECHNOLOGY - The Digital & the Humanities Day    
DINS TELCOM 2011 TELECOMMUNICATIONS SEMINAR Day Day Online
DINS TELCOM 2100 FUNDAMENTALS OF TELCOM Day    
DINS TELCOM 2110 NETWORK DESIGN Day    
DINS TELCOM 2120 NETWORK PERFORMANCE Day    
DINS TELCOM 2227 INTERNET TELEPHONY Day    
DINS TELCOM 2321 WIDE AREA NETWORKS   Evening  
DINS TELCOM 2811 / ME 2811 HACKING FOR DEFENSE   Evening  
DINS TELCOM 2821 NETWORK SECURITY Evening    
DINS TELCOM 2931 SPECIAL TOPIC IN NETWORKING: THE INTERNET OF THINGS   Day  
DINS TELCOM 2937 SP TOPC IN WIRELESS NETWORKS   Evening  
DINS TELCOM 2940 PRACTICUM By appt By appt By appt
ICDS WISE 0001 & 0002 WISE Online Online Online

Requirements

  • Applicants for graduate study must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.
  • The scholastic average of the final 50 percent of a student's undergraduate course work, as well as of graduate courses that may have been taken, shall be examined in determining achievement of this requirement. Students unable to meet the QPA requirement may use Graduate Record Examination scores as evidence of ability to do graduate-level work in seeking a waiver of the requirement.
  • The Graduate Information Science and Technology Program seeks students with diverse interests and abilities. An undergraduate computer science major is not a prerequisite. Although many successful students have entered the program with a background in mathematics, engineering, or computer science, many other outstanding students entered with undergraduate degrees in business, music, history, philosophy, or chemistry.
  • Transcripts
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Resume; and
  • Statement of intent of no more than 500 words outlining your career goals
  • A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL is required for admission to the MSIS, MST, MLIS, PhD IS & TELE programs. Students may choose to take the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS) in place of the TOEFL. Students should receive a minimum result of Band 6.5 on the IELTS.

Scholarships

  • Global Education
  • SIS funded financial support
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