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Graduate Degree Programs

Enterprise Architecture (EA)

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ANDREW SEARS, Dean, College of Information Sciences and Technology
MARY BETH ROSSON, Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Office of the Dean
College of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University
332 Information Sciences and Technology Building
University Park, PA, 16802-6823
Dean's office: 814-865-3528; Graduate office: 814-865-8711

Degree Conferred:

M.P.S.

The Graduate Faculty

 

Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Architecture Program Description

The Master of Professional Studies Program in Enterprise Architecture (MPS/EA) is a unique program designed for professionals aspiring to advance to roles with enterprise wide scope and authority, such as that embodied by an enterprise architect. The MPS/EA provides a comprehensive educational experience in the principles and practice of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and integrates both business and enterprise technical knowledge. The program includes courses in project management, enterprise architecture, cost and value management, organizations, business and project strategy, enterprise modeling, the layers of the enterprise information technology architecture, enterprise architecture case studies, scholarship in enterprise architecture, and leadership, governance and change for enterprise architecture.

Admission Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to general Graduate Council requirements stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin.

Since the program is multidisciplinary in nature, students from many disciplines may be acceptable for entry into the program. The most qualified applicants will be accepted in the program until all available spaces for new students are filled.

Consideration for admission into the program will be granted to individuals who meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • An approved baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 or above, (on a 4.0 scale) a minimum of five years of relevant work experience, three letters of reference, and a one-three page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.
  • An approved baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average, a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, three letters of reference, and a one-three page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.
  • A graduate degree, a minimum of one year of relevant work experience, three letters of reference, and a one-three page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.
  • An approved baccalaureate degree, successful completion of three courses in the program with a minimum of a 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average as a non-degree graduate student, at least two years of relevant work experience, and a one-three page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.

MPS/EA Degree Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements stated in the DEGREE REQUIREMENTS section of the Graduate Bulletin. The Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Architecture (MPS/EA) program requires a minimum of 33 credits. At least 18 credits must be courses at the 500 or 800 level and above (with at least 6 credits of 500-level). A student will take 30 credits of required courses. The remaining 3 credits are selected from a list of approved elective courses. The courses will be delivered online through the World Campus.

Required Courses (30 credits)

EA 871(3), EA 872(3), EA 873(3), EA 874(3), EA 876(3), EA 594(3), MANGT 510(3), MANGT 515(3), MANGT 531(3), MANGT 540(3)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Elective courses are available in

Supply Chain - MIS 404(3), SCM 800(4), SCM 810(4), SCM 820(4)
Enterprise Integration - IST 420(3), IST 421(3), IST 423(3)
Enterprise Security and Risk - IST 454(3), IST 554(3), IST 564(3)
Project Management - MANGT 520(3), MANGT 535(3)
Independent Studies - IST 596(1-3)

Capstone Experience (3 credits). Each degree candidate must complete a capstone project on a topic related to enterprise architecture and agreed upon between the candidate and faculty member-in-charge while enrolled in EA 594.

Pattern of Course Scheduling for MPS/EA program

The program is highly flexible and is designed to meet the different needs of students and organizations. The courses will be delivered online through the World Campus. With online delivery, the professional master program can easily fit into the work schedule of professionals from around the globe.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-06-000

Review Date: 04/5/2016

Faculty linked: 8/14/14; revised to full IST faculty link: 4/20/15; added program home page link: 7/16/15

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