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ERIC Number: EJ1145128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Building an Effective Interdisciplinary Professional Master's Degree
Kline, Douglas M.; Vetter, Ron; Barnhill, Karen
Information Systems Education Journal, v11 n6 p40-49 Dec 2013
This article describes the creation of the Master of Science of Computer Science and Information Systems at University of North Carolina Wilmington. The creation of this graduate degree was funded by the Sloan Foundation as a new type of program, the Professional Master's. The program was designed with significant industry input, and is truly interdisciplinary, spanning not only departments, but schools and colleges. The planning, start-up, operation, and formal review of the program are reviewed. IS Educators planning or administering graduate programs should benefit from the review of challenges and solutions provided.
Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals. Box 488, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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