Jeff Pittges, Chairperson
Darrell Parsons, Graduate Program Coordinator
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The graduate program in Data and Information Management prepares students for leadership positions and advanced careers in information technology. The program is designed to both enhance students’ existing capabilities and develop unique competencies and skills for future career goals. Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours for the Master of Science degree. The program will offer two tracks: an accelerated track and a 24-month track.
The majority of the students entering the program will have a degree in computer science, information systems, or a closely related field, although applicants with degrees in other areas who have experience in the information technology field will also be considered.
The following are minimal requirements for full admission of non-RU ITEC majors. Students not meeting these requirements may still choose to apply and will be considered. Students who apply only to the Accelerated Program will be considered without Graduate Record Exam scores. Only the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research may make exceptions to these requirements.
- Scores of at least 152 on the quantitative portion and 148 on the verbal portion of the GRE.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited educational institution.
- An undergraduate course in Database Management Systems. Deficiencies in this area may be resolved through additional coursework during the beginning of the program.
- Completion of the Radford University graduate application process.
Students pursuing the Master of Science degree in information technology must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours from among the following areas: Required core courses (24 credits) and electives (6 credits).