Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) is a graduate weekend program designed for students who wish to combine a technical competence in computer science and information systems with a knowledge of managerial and organizational issues. Students receive training in both the modern techniques of management and the technology of computer systems.
- Boston University’s Metropolitan College is recognized by the NSA (National Security Agency) and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.
- Programs are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
- Students have access to BU’s Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS) research consortium.
- The program design is accelerated and formatted over five-semesters.
- Students can begin any semester— the courses are in a continuous sequence.
- Those PCS’d before graduating can petition to complete remaining courses online.
- Coursework for the MSCIS can be completed in approximately 20-24 months.
Students who complete the master’s degree in Computer Information Systems will be able to demonstrate:
- Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.
- Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.
- Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program consists of ten 4-credit courses for a total of 40 credit hours.
- MET CS 520 Information Structures with Java
- MET CS 546 Quantitative Methods for Information Systems
- MET CS 625 Business Data Communication and Networks
- MET CS 669 Database Design and Implementation for Business
- MET CS 682 Information Systems Analysis and Design
- MET CS 782 IT Strategy and Management