Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
Applicants must submit either the GRE or the GMAT test scores for evaluation. Students interested in pursuing post-graduate study as well as those who have a high probability of job transfers are strongly encouraged to take the GMAT as a majority of the MS-CIS degrees in the United States require the GMAT score. For admission into the MS-CIS Program, all applicants must provide the following: an acceptable GRE score (in some cases, a high GRE may be used to compensate for a low GPA) or an acceptable GMAT score. In addition, students need to provide a personal statement, three recommendation letters, and transcripts of previous course work. Students in the MS-CIS will be expected to complete 39 hours of CIS course work for graduation.
Foundation courses are for students who do not have at least 15 credit hours of core business courses in their earned undergraduate or graduate degrees. All classes in the MS-CIS program require students to have a basic understanding of business processes. For example, students enrolled in the Systems Analysis course are expected to have some knowledge of a payroll system when they are asked to perform an analysis and design an updated system. Similarly, students enrolled in the Database Management course are expected to have some knowledge of supply chain systems when they are asked to develop the logical as well as physical schema to capture the needed data. All MS-CIS students should therefore have a working knowledge of the materials contained in the following set of business courses required for undergraduate CIS majors:
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting
BADM 301 Principles of Finance
BADM 362 Principles of Management
BADM 370 Principles of Marketing
CISP 426 Applications of O.O. Technology
Students are recommended to first complete the foundation courses before taking core courses.