Master of Science in Computer Information Systems Online

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The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Information Systems program is designed for students who wish to combine technical competence in information systems with knowledge of managerial and organizational issues. OnlineCourseDemo1

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated the Department of Computer Science as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Information Assurance Research.

Accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management and the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM).

Program Location and Delivery

Boston-Charles River Campus | Online | Blended

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Prerequisite Requirements

Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and proficiency in the following area: MET CS 200 Introduction to Computer Information Systems.

Degree Requirements

  • Students are required to complete the core curriculum courses and have the option to complete one or more concentration(s) or no concentration. Students who want to earn one or more concentration(s) must satisfy the stated requirements of each concentration they wish to pursue. Students who choose not to pursue a concentration will take MET CS 546 Introduction to Probability and Statistics and four general electives to complete their degree.
  • A minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is a C (2.0) but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and satisfy the degree requirements.

A total of 10 courses (40 credits) is required, as follows:

Core Curriculum (five required courses/20 credits)

Students who have completed courses on core curriculum subjects as part of their undergraduate degree program or have relevant work-related experience may request permission from the Department of Computer Science to replace the corresponding core courses with graduate-level computer information systems electives.

Awd-15-Plat-96Metropolitan College received the USDLA Platinum Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming for the course Quantitative Methods for Information Systems, developed by Dr. Anatoly Temkin and Dr. Daniel Hillman.


Concentration Options (five courses/ 20 credits)

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Dual Degree Option

Appreciating the converging nature of management skills and technology, the Computer Science Department has a special relationship with Metropolitan College’s Administrative Sciences and Actuarial Science departments. Degree candidates in either program may apply up to 8 credits from one degree toward a second degree in one of these disciplines, thereby reducing their work by two courses.

Interested students apply for a second Master’s degree after enrollment at MET. Students who apply for a second master’s degree are eligible for an application fee waiver, and may also request that application materials (including references and transcripts) be forwarded from the first application to the second. Upon acceptance to the second Master’s degree, credit transfer may be applied for up to 8 credits.

What degree programs are eligible for this dual degree option from each Department?

  • Actuarial Science: MS in Actuarial Science
  • Administrative Studies: MS in Administrative Sciences, MS in Applied Business Analytics, MS in Enterprise Risk Management, MS in Financial Management, MS in Global Marketing Management, MS in Project Management, MS in Supply Chain Management
  • Computer Science: MS in Computer Science, MS in Computer Information Systems, MS in Telecommunication

What two courses from the first degree can be applied to the second degree?
Contact your designated program administrator to determine how courses will count towards your second degree program as it can vary by degree. You may also email for further details.