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Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is pleased to offer a concentration in the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) with a concentration in Information Networking and Telecommunications. The Masters of Liberal Studies is a 31-hour interdisciplinary graduate program that is offered on campus and online. It consists of a 10-hour core, an 18-hour customized plan of study and a 3-hour culminating project. One of the available areas of study is Information Networking and Telecommunications (INT). Students may also mix INT and Computer Information Systems or Technology Studies courses in customizing their plans. The general “Information Networking and Telecommunications” MLS concentration allows flexibility as the student and adviser create a plan of study that allows a student to develop “mastery” in an area of Information Networking and Telecommunications. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or otherwise approved school and an overall GPA of 3.0.
The core is built around the theme "Ways of Knowing: A Foundation for Understanding and Exploring the Emerging Knowledge Society." This theme is explored in the following online courses:
Applicable Fort Hays State University INT courses currently offered online and on-campus are (all are three-credit-hour courses):
Courses listed on the schedule as INT 876 Professional Topics in INT/ Instructing: Internetworking I, Internetworking II, Wireless and Cellular Systems, Fundamentals of Network Security, or Intro to Web Development are offered for instructors attending FHSU’s Cisco Academy trainings or trainings at other specified Cisco Academy training sessions.The number of online course offerings will grow to fit student and employer demands. Each of these courses listed is offered fully online and does not require a physical presence on campus. Most of the course activities are completed when the student chooses to study and work on academic projects. Each of the courses will have specific deadlines for projects, labs, tests and other activities. Students taking online courses will benefit substantially from having high-speed Internet access such as: DSL, Cable, or Ethernet. Additional offerings are available on campus.
On-Campus Courses, Academic Years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009
Applicable Fort Hays State University courses offered solely on campus include (all three-credit-hour courses):
+This course or equivalent course or experience is a pre-requisite for the other courses listed.
*Internetworking I, II, & III courses are the courses providing preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
** Advanced Routing, Securing Converged LANS, Advanced LAN Switching, and Optimizing Converged Networks are the courses providing preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) exam. These are laboratory intensive course. Students are allowed to take these through distance learning only if they meet one or more of the following requirements: 1) have taken the CATC on-site trainings for these courses, 2) have access to a CCNP lab; or 3) are willing to travel to campus to complete labs taking 2-3 days each semester.
For more information about the Department of Informatics, visit the following web site: http://www.fhsu.edu/informatics/. For questions about course offerings, contact the Fort Hays State University Department of Informatics at (785) 628-5373. Email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook.