The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program prepares graduates for leadership positions in the information technology field. The program emphasizes the management of computer information systems and networks. The program is designed to provide a solid background in information systems management, systems analysis and design, database management and administration, project and change management, electronic commerce, and contemporary business practices.
Course waiver. The computer information systems program is divided into 9 credit hours of business foundation courses, 18 credit hours of required information systems core courses, and 12 credit hours of approved elective courses. Up to a maximum of 9 credit hours of foundation courses may be waived by equivalent undergraduate or graduate courses completed at a regionally accredited institution within the last five years with a grade of C or higher. Without waivers, the program length is 39 credit hours.
Additional admission requirements. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants to the master's program in CIS must complete the following prerequisite courses or equivalent:
- 6 credit hours of Programming Language
- ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
- ISM 3212 Database Concepts & Administration (3)
- ISM 3220 Data Communications (3)
Transfer of Credits. Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past five years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department.