The College of Engineering and Computing is no longer accepting applications for this program.
The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is a 36 credit-hour program. Offered online and on-campus, the degree focuses on the information technology foundations of computer information systems, including areas such as database systems, human-computer interaction, data and computer communications, artificial intelligence, information security, computer graphics, and software engineering. The master's degree is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth. The program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.
In addition, students have the option to earn the M.S. in Computer Information Systems with Concentration in Information Security, which requires a total of 42 credit hours (14 courses).
This program is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a result of this recognition federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school's certified graduate courses, and the school is authorized to issue certificates to students who complete such courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students.
Graduates with the M.S. in Computer Information Systems are able to (1) communicate computer information systems concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally; (2) apply knowledge of computer information systems to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems; (3) identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature relating to the field of computer information systems; and (4) use software development tools, software systems, and modern computing platforms.