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Computing and New Media Technologies - Graduate Program

Tomi Heimonen
Room B235, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-4409
Email: theimone@uwsp.edu
Web: https://www.uwsp.edu/cnmt

This program is in the College of Letters and Science .

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Tomi Heimonen
Room B235, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-4409
Email: theimone@uwsp.edu
Web: https://uwex.wisconsin.edu/cybersecurity/

The M.S. in Cybersecurity represents a fully online, asynchronous curriculum comprised of 34 credits to include seven core courses, 3 concentration or track courses, a Capstone preparation course, and a project-based Capstone course. UW Extended Campus, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior offer the program jointly. You will be able to complete more than one program track.

As a graduate of the program, you will gain the core competencies required to serve in a variety of cybersecurity roles within diverse organizations. The required capstone course, which represents the culminating experience in the program, will provide you with the opportunity to apply skills acquired from coursework through a project-based experience in your track/concentration area.

Student learning outcomes

  • Analyze and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to secure an IT infrastructure.
  • Design, develop, test, and evaluate secure software.
  • Develop policies and procedures to manage enterprise security risks.
  • Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering, vulnerabilities, and training.
  • Interpret and forensically investigate security incidents.

Master of Science in Data Science

Robert Dollinger
Room B246, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-4409
Email: rdolling@uwsp.edu
Web: http://datasciencedegree.wisconsin.edu

The online M.S. in Data Science  degree program will focus primarily on adult and nontraditional students who hold an undergraduate degree and have the desire to continue their education toward a graduate degree, primarily to expand knowledge and specialized skills in this area and for career advancement. The multidisciplinary curriculum has been designed to prepare data science professionals to solve real-world problems as part of an interdisciplinary team using structured and unstructured data. A listing of student learning outcomes is provided below.

The M.S. in Data Science is a fully online 36-credit (12 three-credit courses to include a capstone course) graduate program offered jointly by UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-LaCrosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior. The program follows a home-campus model. Apply to one of the six partner institutions. Upon admittance, that institution will become your administrative home for the degree through graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and assess the needs of an organization for a data science task.
  • Collect and manage data to devise solutions to data science tasks.
  • Select, apply, and evaluate models to devise solutions to data science tasks.
  • Interpret data science analysis outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate data science related information in various formats to appropriate audiences.
  • Value and safeguard the ethical use of data in all aspects of the profession.
  • Transform findings from data resources into actionable business strategies.

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Tim Krause
Room B243, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-4409
Email: tkrause@uwsp.edu
Web: https://uwex.wisconsin.edu/itmanagement/

Students in the Information Technology Program have diverse backgrounds-from business analysts and project managers, to developers and systems engineers- they all share a common interest: IT leadership. Students of the online UW IT Management Master’s degree program are motivated to advance their careers, impact the future of technology for their organizations, and become effective leaders. 


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