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The Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) program at Penn State is designed for professionals who have an interest in the design and management of information systems and seek a graduate degree through part-time study. The program offers a balance of information systems and management theories and emphasizes technical competence, leadership skills, and business expertise.



The program focuses on the following:
  • Information and software principles

  • System design

  • Modern software engineering methodologies

  • Information ethics and management

  • Computer hardware and software

  • The role of emerging information technologies

  • The management of information technologies to gain competitive advantage

  • Professional Paper
    An Internet2 Program for Geology Education. Click here for more details.

  • Applied Programming Languages
    Click here to view the code for my final project, a FORTRAN program that I wrote.

  • Behavioral Science in Business
    Click here to read my paper, Key Team Roles in Software Development.

  • Management Information Systems

  • Intro to Software Engineering
    Click here to review my team project, CineMac: Software Design for a Cinema Ticketing System. Thanks to my team members, Carol and Matt.

  • Computer Architecture
    Click here to review my team project, A Comparison of the Pentium Family of Processors. Thanks to my team members, Brian and Matt.

  • Management of IS
    Click here to read my paper, Organizing and Using Customer Data. Thanks to my team member, Tony.

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
    Click here to review the code for my labs.
    Click here to review my team project, Matrix Multiplication Programming in C and Pascal. Thanks to my team, Don, Matthew, and Richard.

  • Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making
    Click here to review my project, Analysis of Variance for a Set of Interactive Museum Exhibits.

  • Business Environment
    Click here to read my paper, A Discussion of the Rights of Employers and Employees Relative to Employee Privacy and Email.

  • Communication Skills in Business