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College of Information Science & Technology

Omaha, NE, United States
Information Systems

Summary

The College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) is innovative. It’s collaborative. It’s dedicated to improving the world we live in and the ways we interact with technology.

The University of Nebraska Omaha offers the best available resources to help make this happen, including strong ties with industry and community leaders in metropolitan Omaha. Our dedicated faculty is a source of great pride for the college, both in the classroom and in the research lab. We also take pride in our students, who are some of the top competitors in IT.

If we sound proud of who we are, that’s not by mistake. Here are some of the reasons why—and why you should choose UNO.

Pioneering Research

UNO offers the best of a metropolitan research university. It’s little wonder that the College of IS&T was awarded more than $6 million in grants between August 2011 and July 2012. Research interests in IS&T are as diverse as the many disciplines involved in the college, and some faculty have achieved national recognition for their work. Take Associate Professor of Information Assurance Dr. Robin Gandhi, whose research in information assurance and risk assessment has made him a popular media source for stories about smart phone data usage and privacy.

Challenging Curriculum

Technology evolves, and the College of IS&T is continually evaluating our curriculum to ensure we stay ahead of the curve. Some fundamental courses always remain, while others reflect changing times. Learning opportunities extend beyond the classroom and into the work environment. More than 80 percent of IS&T students have internships in their field, and a majority of them are paid.

Part of the Community

What good is a metropolitan campus if it’s not part of the community? The College of IS&T is trying to make the world aware of important technology issues that affect our future. One example is NULLify, a student run cybersecurity group that hosted a Capture the Flag (CTF) hacking competition for area high schools, alerting potential IS&T students to the nuances of information assurance, a potential area of study.

Prepared to Thrive

Upon graduation, IS&T graduate students earned $10,000 more than the average UNO graduate student. Nearly 80 percent of IS&T’s 2013 graduate students were employed full-time immediately after graduation or were continuing onto a M.S. or Ph.D. program.

Master Programs

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) degree is designed to provide our students the skills and background needed to develop and manage an organization's information resources, technology, and infrastructure. It serves as a source of added knowledge and experience for MIS graduates and practitioners interested in obtaining an advanced degree. It also provides career growth opportunities for the non-MIS and non-business degree holders who find that their careers demand graduate level MIS education.

Students educated in the program will be qualified for a variety of business system analyst, MIS analyst, consulting analyst, and technology management positions. They will also be qualified for admission to doctoral programs in information systems studies. A community advisory committee helps keep the program current with the needs of the business community.

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