Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

A Master of Science in Computer information Systems is a graduate degree that enables you to understand and resolve organizational issues using key information technology tools to support innovation and advancement.

CMU’s online Master in Computer Information System (MCIS) degree program enhances your knowledge of basic and advanced information system approaches, methods, and techniques with organizational functions dependent upon computer information systems support and managerial skills.

The MSCIS curriculum further develops communication, human relations and leadership skills to allow you to serve as a key point in the strategic implementation and evaluation of technology within your organization.

All Master of Science in Computer Information Systems courses are 8 weeks long. Student can choose from the following delivery options:

  • Classroom – Classes meet twice weekly
  • Hybrid – Class meet once per weeks and the rest is online.
  • 100% Online – Coursework can be completed from anywhere in the world. Students must have a computer capability and reliable internet access.

Courses

Course No. Title Credit Hours
CIS 6700 Application Programming (JavaScript) 3
TEC 6951 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation 3
MGT 6170 Operations Management (Prerequisites: BUS 5214 or equivalent) 3
MIS 6110 Management Information Systems 3
CIS 5310 Information Systems Planning 3
ORG 6011 Organizational Development and Change 3
MIS 6961 IT Project Management 3
CIS 5520 Comparative System Developmental Methodologies 3
CIS 5610 Data Modeling and Database Administration 3
CIS 5710 Network Planning and Administration 3
CIS 6190 CIS Strategy Capstone 3

Students who completed their bachelor’s degree in a non-information field or students with insufficient background in computer information systems are required to complete the following prerequisite courses if not taken at the undergraduate level.

Course No. Title Credit Hours
CIS 3700 Introduction to Java 3
CIS2001 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
BUS 3151 Business Statistics 3

Choose 2 Elective Courses

Course No. Title Credit Hours
CIS 5042 Data Warehousing and Mining: The Foundation of Business Intelligence 3
CIS 5062 Information Systems Security 3
CIS 5081 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 6191 Computer Information Systems Career Practical Training 3

Education Costs

  • Tuition per Unit: $585
  • Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $1,755
  • Total Program Tuition: $22,815 (39 units)

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MSCIS program should be able to:

MSCIS PLO #1: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts of computer information systems.

MSCIS PLO #1A: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts:  covered in the general core subject matter area of computer information systems.

MSCIS PLO #1B: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts:  covered in concentration areas with work related applications in computer information systems.

MSCIS PLO #2: Perform a factual and application oriented literature review applying critical thinking and problem-solving techniques.

MSCIS PLO #3:  Demonstrate both oral and written communication skills in computer information systems in an academic manner.

MSCIS PLO #4:  Develop, analyze and implement an operational strategic plan based on solid organized data with a business application of technological resources.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

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