The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) degree prepares graduates to manage company IT systems, troubleshoot issues in the systems, and ensure that systems are up-to-date and serving the organization’s IT needs well. This program explores management decision making, team leadership, project management, business intelligence and analytics, and current and emerging trends in technology all from a Christian perspective.
The masters in computer information systems prepares you for IT leadership positions in the ever-changing world of technological innovation for businesses engaged in financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education and many more.
The 36-hour MSCIS degree if offered in a hybrid format with Curricular Practical Training (CPT) as part of the curriculum. Once a semester, students are required to attend a weekend residency. All travel costs associated with the residency are paid by the student.
- 36 credit hours
- Taught in a hybrid format
- Required weekend residency once per semester
- 14-week courses taught year round
- All classes taught from a Christian worldview
- Small class sizes allow you to know your professors and classmates
- Competitive tuition rates
There are many career opportunities available for those with a degree in computer information systems. Some of those include:
- Data base manager
- Data analyst
- Systems administrator
- Business systems analyst
- Information technology manager
Applicants for the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems degree program must meet the following:
- Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university(or equivalent from an international institution) with a 2.8 cumulative GPA or have earned 9 hours of graduate credit with a B in each course.
- Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.
- International applicants from non-English speaking countries must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 71 iBT, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6, or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) of 70. Scores must be no more than two years old and must be verifiable. See international student application for additional documents required for issuing the I-20.
- See "How Do I Apply" page for materials to submit with admission application.