All MIS graduates must complete MIS 583 Graduate Project and Seminar (three hours) or MIS 584 MIS Capstone (three hours) or MIS 585 Thesis and Seminar (six hours). The nature of the project is contingent on the individual's career goals and may or may not include a practicum experience. Projects may involve, for example, design/analysis of an information system for an existing organizational need; development of one or more databases for a potential organizational need; analysis of managerial needs or uses for information that is accessible in an existing database; or analysis, design, security, and management of networks.
If the project/thesis is not completed during these initial three or six hours, students must register for one hour of MIS 583/585, on an audit basis, for each semester the project/thesis remains incomplete. UIS policy precludes students who are not registered from using campus resources. If a leave of absence is requested and approved, continuous registration is not required. Failure to obtain a leave of absence will require retroactive registration of one credit hour per semester.