Computer Science & Information Systems (MS)

The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science and Information Systems program offers concentrations in Computer Science or Information Systems, as well as a preparatory Fast Track for those without a computer science background.

Computer Science concentration – a rigorous program designed to provide you with in-depth, state-of-the-art knowledge in critical computer-related technologies such as Architecture, Databases, Networking, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence.

Information Systems concentration – a unique program offering you a blend of technical and business or health information courses. You can select technical courses to match your interests and business courses such as Quantitative Analysis, Accounting, and Economics or health information courses such as Administration and Policy, Financial Management, and Legal Issues.


  • Cyber Classroom – flexibility is the hallmark of the UM-Flint MS in Computer Science and Information Systems program. Our multi-media Cyber Classroom captures the entire classroom experience and allows you to tailor your education from a virtual, completely online learning experience to a completely in-class, on-campus one.

  • Fast Track – prepares students, without undergraduate degrees in computer science, for graduate coursework in the program.

  • Dual MBA/MS program – an option to pursue both the MS in Computer Science & Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). You’ll benefit from double counting coursework credits in both programs.

  • BS/MS program – allows students to complete both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science/Information Systems in only 5 years.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Computer Engineering is preferred. Applicants with other undergraduate degrees may enter the program with conditional admission while they complete the Fast Track program to allow them to quickly attain the required background knowledge.
  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the following UM-Flint courses or their equivalents prior to regular admission into the Master’s program*:
    • CSC 335 Computer Networks I or CIS 335 Telecommunication and Computer Networks
    • CSC 365 Computer Architecture or CIS 365 Information Technology Hardware and Software
    • CSC 375 Data Structures and Algorithms or CIS 375 File, Data, and Object Structures
    • CSC 382 Software Engineering I or CIS 410 System Design and Analysis
    • CSC/CIS 384 Database Design

*Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems typically fulfill the prerequisites.

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