The curriculum is designed to balance information quality theory with industry best practices using state-of-the-art tools and technology. The curriculum is based on the Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems endorsed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association for Information Systems (AIS). The course content has been developed with the support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Information Quality Program, based at the MIT Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development, and with additional help from leading practitioners and researchers within the information quality community. The program is accessible to both day and evening students and both full-time and part-time students. In addition, a distance education option allows students to participate in the program via live webcasting.
There are two curriculum options within the Master of Science in Information Quality degree program, a thesis option and project option.
- Thesis Option
- Project Option
Core RequirementsAll students must take the following seven courses (21 credit hours):Information Quality Courses
- Principles of Information Quality
- Project and Change Management
- Information Quality Tools and Industry Landscape
- Information Quality Policy and Strategy
- Information Visualization
- Information Systems Analysis or Systems Analysis and Design
- Database Systems or Advanced Database Design
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences View 442 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in United States
- Baccalaureate degree in information science, computer science, computer information systems, management, or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
- Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test section or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. For regular admission, applicants should have a minimum GRE Verbal Reasoning score of 142, a minimum GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 142, (minimum total Score of 290),and the GRE Analytical Writing score of at least 3.0 or a GMAT Score of at least 420. The GRE/GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who have completed the UALR Information Quality graduate certificate program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Statement of interest
- Completion of any remedial course work that may be specified by the department; in particular, all students seeking regular admission to the program are expected to have completed (with a grade of B or better in each course) undergraduate course work equivalent to the following UALR undergraduate courses:
- Waiver of any or all of these prerequisite courses is at the discretion of the Information Quality Graduate Committee
International Applies to you725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National Applies to you725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State Applies to you320 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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