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CIS and Information Technology MS

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MS CIS & IT)

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MS CIS&IT) Degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century.  

The program is fully accredited by AACSB International

Over Five Decades of Excellence!

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MS CIS & IT) Degree is a unique STEM classified program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century.  The program is fully accredited by AACSB International.  Recent graduates of the MS CIS & IT (previously knows as MSIT) program are working in organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Cerner, CISCO, DST Systems, Edward Jones, Facebook Inc., Google, IBM, Microsoft, Sprint, Target, Wal-Mart, Yellow Freight, H & R Block and many other Fortune 500 companies.

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems & Information Technology (MS CIS & IT) is a 30-hour program.  Currently two 12-hours tracks are available.  These are:

  • Software Engineering
  • e-commerce/Internet Technologies

Personalized Attention

Our 17-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. You’ll learn from experienced faculty members who are nationally recognized scholars. They are dedicated to mentoring you and doing all they can to help you succeed.

Think quality, think MS CIS & IT

 Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MS CIS & IT)

MS CIS & IT Admission Requirements

Admission is granted on the basis of person's academic aptitude and potential evaluated through academic record, work experience, and test scores. Courses completed prior to receipt of an undergraduate degree cannot be used toward the CIS & IT degree.

  1. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5.
  2. GRE/GMAT is optional with 2.5+ years of work experience in IT field.
  3. GRE/GMAT is optional for people with degree in CIS/IT from AACSB accredited program with high GPA.
  4. A minimum GRE score of 290 or GMAT score of 500. Exception may be made on a case-by-case.
  5. Acceptance into the CIS & IT program is limited and highly competitive.

MS CIS & IT Degree Requirements

MS CIS & IT is a 30-hour program. At least 15 hours must be taken at 5000/6000 level. For more information contact Dr. Sam Ramanujan at (660) 441-0496 or via email.

Graduate Core (15 hrs)

 

Course #  Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 5755 Software Engineering 3
CIS 5675 Project Management 3
CIS 5690 Advanced Systems Project 3
CIS 5650 Managing Information Security in Organizations 3
CIS 5660 Legal Environment of Information Systems 3
  Total Hours 15

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following tracks.  Concentration (12 hrs)

 

Software Engineering Track (any 4) 

Course #  Course Title  Credit Hours
CIS 5760 Applications Development Using Java 3
CIS 5765 Data Com. & Dist. Data Proc. 3
CIS 5606 Advanced Application Development Using Visual C# 3
CIS 5656 Mobile Computing with iOS and Android 3
CIS 5661 Advanced Analysis & Design of CIS 3

 

e-Commerce/Internet Technology Track (any 4) 

 

Course #  Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 5610 Internet for the Enterprise 3
CIS 5611 Client-side Internet Resources 3
CIS 5612 Server-side Internet Resources 3
CIS 5765 Data Com. & Dist. Data Proc. 3
CIS 5669 Telecommunications Management 3

 

MS in CIS & IT Graduate Electives (3 hrs)

Any graduate level CIS course approved by the advisor.

Course #  Course Title  Credit Hours
CIS 5686 Business Application of Machine and Deep Learning 3
CIS 5760 Applications Development Using Java 3
CIS 5780 Data Resource Managment 3
CIS 5606 Advanced Application Development Using Visual C# 3
CIS 5607 Telecommunications & Local Area Networking 3
CIS 5610 Internet for the Enterprise 3
CIS 5670 Internship in Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 5681 Big Data Solutions for Business 3
CIS 6610 Readings in Computer Information Systems 3

 

A student is expected to take CIS 5670 - Internship in CIS to meet the elective requirements. If the student does not receive a paid internship, any other graduate level CIS elective course approved by the adviser, may be taken.

Required Undergraduate Background Courses (0-15 hrs)

The following undergraduate courses (or equivalents) are required. Some of the requirements may be waived for the Computer Information area. Undergraduate work already completed may be used to satisfy undergraduate background requirements.

Course #  Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 1625 Programming in Visual C# 3
CIS 2665 Principles of Data Comm. & Local Area Networking 3
CIS 3625 Bus. app dev with Java 3
CIS 3650 Database Management Systems 3
CIS 3660 Analysis & Design of CIS 3

Experienced Faculty

 

Our Computer Information Systems and Analytics faculty are committed to student success. We provide  CIS students a consummate hands-on experience our courses. Our students when they graduate, are ready for the real-world.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Whether you're a future freshman, a transfer student or a current UCM student, or for a Masters student, there are several scholarship opportunities for Computer Information Systems and Analytics Students.

Find out more CIS scholarships 

 

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Contact Information

Sam Ramanujan, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Information Systems and Analytics Graduate Coordinator - MS CIS & IT
Dockery 301G
Tel: Ph: 660.441.0496 Fax: 660.543.8465

 

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