MS in Computer Information Systems / MS in Computer Science

Bradley University

Program Description

MS in Computer Information Systems / MS in Computer Science

Bradley University

MS in Computer Science

Students are taught how to gather and analyze requirements, design, develop and test software systems, and devise new innovations and applications in computing.

In addition to meeting all the general requirements of the Graduate School and of the department as stated above, candidates for the master’s degree in computer science must satisfy the following requirements:

At least 21 of the 33 required hours must be earned in courses labeled CS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS.

To satisfy the core (breadth) requirement, four courses must be taken, one from each pair given below (either by taking the course or showing evidence of the completion of an equivalent course elsewhere):

  • CS 520 or CS 625
  • CS 590 or CS 591
  • CS 514 or CS 612
  • CS 561 or CS 571

To satisfy the depth requirements, the student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department. No course taken to satisfy the core requirement (see item 2) may be counted as one of the three courses in this requirement.

For admission into the computer science program, a student must have the approval of the department and have completed:

  • discrete mathematics
  • at least two semesters of calculus, matrix or linear algebra
  • at least one semester of calculus-based statistics
  • at least 15 hours of computer science coursework including knowledge of one structured or object-oriented programming language, elementary data structures, assembly language, advanced data structures, and introductory computer architecture.

MS in Computer information systems

Computer information systems is a discipline that focuses on information technology and a wide variety of scientific, engineering, and business applications; the mathematical requirements for computer information systems are not as rigorous as they are for computer science because there is less focus on theoretical foundations.

In addition to meeting all the general requirements of the Graduate School and of the department as stated above, candidates for the master’s degree in computer information systems must satisfy the following requirements:

At least 21 of the 33 semester hours required must be earned in courses labeled as CIS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS.

To satisfy the core (breadth) requirements, a student must either take the following courses or show the evidence of having completed equivalent courses elsewhere: CIS 530, CIS 575, CIS 580, CS 591. (CS 531 and CS 590 are recommended).

Take one of the following courses: CIS 697, CIS 698, or CS 690.

To satisfy the depth requirements, the student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department. No course taken to satisfy the core requirements (see items 2 and 3) may be counted as one of the three courses in this requirement.

The admission requirements for the computer information systems program are:

  • one semester of calculus
  • one semester of statistics, and
  • two semesters of computer programming
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 30, 2018
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