Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

After almost forty years of serving personnel on North Carolina military bases, Boston University Metropolitan College will no longer be offering graduate programs at MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS New River/MCB Camp Lejeune.

MET continues to provide world-class education to students on active duty around the globe through its highly ranked, award-winning online programs. To learn more, visit bu.edu/online.

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.

Prerequisites

  • MET CS 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program consists of ten 4-credit courses for a total of 40 credit hours.

Core Courses

  • MET CS 520 Information Structures with Java
  • 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
Students should visit bu.edu/csmet/academic-programs/mscis for a full list of concentration requirements, courses, and descriptions.