Course Requirements

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Foundation Courses

Note: The PM courses listed above are offered in cross-listed sections of same-number IS courses.  Students are not allowed to take both IS 500 and MGT 500 to satisfy Foundation Courses requirements.

Advanced Courses

Students must complete twenty-four (24) quarter hours (generally six (6) courses) from the list below. A minimum of twelve (12) quarter hours (generally three (3) courses) must be taken from CDM. These electives cover a broad range of technical, managerial, and information systems topics. Students should work closely with their advisor to identify and select courses most directly associated with their career plans.

CDM Elective Courses

* SE 430 requires two courses of object-oriented coding, or consent of the instructor.

Kellstadt Elective Courses


Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook.

A&S 491


This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

SE 427


Quality management principles, tools, and methods applied to the software development process. Selected techniques for continuous and incremental improvements in product and process such as defect analysis, control charts, risk assessment, quality control, quality improvement programs, quality function deployment, the capability maturity model, cleanroom engineering, and benchmarking. PREREQUISITE(S): IT 223 or consent.
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

LSE 430


A variable-topics course designed to examine education within a philosophical framework which focuses upon the relatively great potential of education as an agent for social justice and change. Through the examination of current issues and concerns, students are expected to engage in critical analysis, reflect upon theoretical frameworks, examine public policies and values, and consider ways in which schools and educators can promote the development of social justice. Each time the course is offered it will focus on one of the following topics: gender; ethnicity; language and culture; or social class and economic opportunity. For each topic, attention will be given to the issues of institutional responses to differences, equity, access and outcomes. (CROSS-LISTED with LSE 258)

SE 470


This course will study recent developments in software engineering processes that aim to improve software quality and estimation of development cost and schedule. It will focus on the Unified Software Development Process, along with discussion on other software development processes including: eXtreme Programming (XP), Personal Software Process (PSP), Team Software Process (TSP), and Capability Maturity Model (CMM). PREREQUISITE(S): SE 430.
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.