Elective or Selective

Primary Area Selective or Related Area Elective

Primary Area Selectives

Courses approved as CNIT primary area selectives include:

  • CNIT 55000 Organizational Impact of Information Technology
  • CNIT 55100 Information Technology Economics
  • CNIT 55200 Information Technology Project Management
  • CNIT 55300 Quality Management in Information Technology -or-
    IT 50800 Quality and Productivity in Industry and Technology
  • Other proposed courses must be approved by the CIT Graduate Program Chair or Graduate Education Committee.

Related Area Electives

Related area selectves are courses related to your career goals, research interests, or directed project. These courses require unanimous approval of the student’s Graduate Committee. If elective courses are completed prior to filing a plan of study, the credits may or may not be approved for your graduate degree. These electives may include:

  • CNIT graduate level catalog courses numbered 50000 and higher (except for CNIT 59800 and CNIT 69800) as deemed appropriate by the student's entire Graduate Committee.
  • Other graduate level catalog courses numbered 50000 and higher from any college or school within Purdue University, and as deemed appropriate by the student's entire Graduate Committee . This allows students to build interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary depth in their plans of study.
  • Graduate level prototype courses numbered 50000 and higher. These are courses that are being developed and prototyped by faculty members with an expectation that some will eventually become permanent catalog course numbers. In CIT, these courses are numbered CNIT 58100-xxx, where xxx is an alphanumeric suffix used to differentiate different courses.
  • Graduate level independent study courses allow students to study appropriate subjects for which no established course exists, under the direct supervision of a qualified faculty member. A maximum of six credit hours of independent study may be included in a plan of study. In Computer and Information Technology, these courses are numbered CNIT 59000. Requests for independent study must be proposed and approved before the student registers for the course.
  • Undergraduate courses numbered 30000 and above may be included in a graduate plan of study if unanimously approved by the student's Graduate Committee. The courses must contain subject matter necessary to the student's subsequent graduate studies or research. Undergraduate courses that were used to fill undergraduate degree requirements cannot be re-used in the graduate program.
  • Again, all of the above courses must be unanimously approved by the student's Graduate Committee.

Remediation courses do NOT carry credit toward any M.S. degree requirement, and must NOT be included in a plan of study.

Credit Hours: 

3