Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) offers these OPTIONAL concentrations to students who have been admitted to a master's degree or graduate certificate of advanced study on or before fall 2014 semester. 

If you are admitted to GPS on or before fall 2014 semester, you may choose a concentration of courses to fulfill your degree requirement.  Choosing a related set of courses provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of a specific area.  

If you are a student who will be admitted in Spring 2015 or later, you will not have an option to add a concentration.

To add a concentration to your master's degree or graduate Certificate of Advanced Study, please complete the GPS Add or Change Concentrations  (PDF). 

Following are GPS approved concentrations:

Computer Communications (4 courses)

SEIS 645  Computer and Network Communications
SEIS 715  Computer Networking Protocols 
SEIS 717  Computer Networking Architecture

* XXX - course to be selected by student and subject to approval by GPS Director 

Computer Security (choose 4 courses)

SEIS 650  Legal Issues in Technology
SEIS 715  Computer Networking Protocols
SEIS 720  Computer Security
SEIS 721  Advanced Computer Security
SEIS 722  Computer Forensics

Data Management (choose 4 courses)

SEIS 630  Database Management Systems and Design  
SEIS 730  Distributed Database Management
SEIS 731  Information Retrieval 
SEIS 732  Data Warehousing 
SEIS 733  Database Administration Concepts 
SEIS 734  Data Mining 
SEIS 736 Big Data Architecture
SEIS 737 Big Data Management
SEIS 772  Multimedia Information Retrieval

Embedded Systems (choose 4 courses)

SEIS 640  Operating Systems Design
SEIS 740  Real-Time Systems and Applications
SEIS 741  Embedded Microprocessor Design
SEIS 742  Advanced Microprocessor 
SEIS 743 Computer Architecture

Object-Oriented (4 courses)

SEIS 635  Software Analysis and Design 
SEIS 770  Object-Oriented Patterns and Architectures 
SEIS 771  Advanced Object Concepts and Issues  
SEIS 772  Multimedia Information Retrieval 


Need help selecting a concentration? Please contact Doug Stubeda, GPS advisor and Assistant Director, at 651-962-5503 or