Computer Information Systems

The master’s degree in computer information systems is a 33-hour program that enhances your skills for a career in network, database or systems administration, programming, project management, software engineering and other related fields.

Preparing You For Success

The CIS master’s degree sharpens your skills in networks, systems design, digital law and project management. You choose one or two concentrations from nine areas: software, web and computer security; game technology; computing management; emerging topics in CIS; intelligent systems, databases and data mining; mobile computing; software engineering; web technologies and systems; and theoretical computer science. As a graduate student, you apply your knowledge to advanced research, design and development projects with potential professional implications.

Making Your Mark

Recent graduates are working at places such as CGN Global, General Electric, IT America Inc., Radiance Information LLC, State Farm Insurance and Verizon Communications.

Graduate Program Requirements

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • CIS 530: Information Technology Infrastructure - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 575: Computer Information Systems Analysis. Design and Integration - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 580: Digital Society and Computer Law - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 591: CIS and IT Project Management - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 697: Advanced Topics in Computer Information Systems - 0-3 hrs.
    or CIS 698: Directed Individual Studies in Computer Information Systems - 1-3 hrs.
    or CS 690: Advanced Topics on Software Engineering - 3 hrs.

Other Requirements

  • Student must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department.

Note: At least 21 of the 33 semester hours 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.