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Computer Networks and Security Concentration

Marist's Master’s of Science in Information Systems Computer Networks and Security concentration (CNS) is designed to give students competencies to investigate, design, implement, and troubleshoot emerging network and security technology. Students gain expertise to assess an enterprise infrastructure for secure emerging solutions and are exposed to a practical, state-of-the-art networking lab. Career paths for the graduating CNS professional include security administrator, technical manager, systems administrator, network specialist, network operations manager, IT administrator, internet engineer, LAN/WAN engineer, and network administrator. This sequence provides the foundation for professionals who aspire to become a Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Contact Marist to learn more about earning your MSIS Master’s degree through the Computer Networks and Security concentration. The Information Systems degree is available through our on-campus or online curriculum, allowing students to earn their graduate degree through a flexible schedule.

Master’s of Science in Information Systems Curriculum

Master’s in Information Systems Management students will take six core classes required by all MSIS students. Students will also be immersed in management, policy, analysis and communications classes.  See MSIS full curriculum.

MSIS Graduate Degree Core Required Courses (21 Credits)

  • MSIS 527 Systems & Information Concepts in Organizations 3 credits
  • MSIS 537 Data Management I 3 credits
  • MSIS 567 Data Communications 3 credits
  • MSIS 570 Information Analysis & Systems Design 3 credits
  • MBA 667 Accounting 3 credits
  • MSIS 720 Capstone Project 3 credits
  • MSIS 730 Information Systems Policy 3 credits

Computer Networks and Security Graduate Degree Track Required Courses (9 credits)

  • MSIS 601 Network Design & Implementation
  • MSIS 602 Network Security
  • MSIS 603 Network Virtualization

Electives (6 credits)

  • Courses from Information Systems, Business, Software Development

Information Systems Management Graduate Degree Track Prerequisites:

  • MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics
  • CMPT 307 Internetworking

Information Systems Master’s Degree Career Paths:

  • Security Administrator
  • Technical Manager
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Operations Manager
  • IT Administrator
  • Internet Engineer
  • LAN/WAN Engineer
  • Network Administrator

At Marist College, you have the option to earn your Master’s in Information Systems degree online through our flexible iLearn program. We develop all courses using Sakai, an open-source technology developed by a group of leading international colleges and universities, including Marist. The same faculty that teaches on campus teaches all of our online classes.