Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is open to persons with the following qualifications.

  1. At least three years of information systems work experience.
  2. At least one course from an institution of higher learning in each of the areas of database, systems analysis and design, and programming.
  3. A GPA of at least 2.75 for the last 60 hours of academic work.  In addition, students must have attained a score of at least 450 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or a comparable percentage rank score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  4. A background in business administration including exposure to accounting, finance, management, marketing, and economics.  These business requirements will be waived if the student has an undergraduate or graduate degree in business administration or courses equivalent to at least nine credits in three different areas of business.  The Graduate Director will determine if the student has the necessary background.

Applicants who do not meet the normal admission requirements, but who show an indication of high promise, will be considered by the Program Director for probationary admission on a case-by-case basis.

Program course work is offered in a lock-step sequence in which each cohort (20-25 students) completes the program together.  Students may start their program any semester in which a new cohort begins.