Computer Information Systems

The master’s degree in computer information systems is a 33 credit-hour program that hones your talents for a career in programming, project management, software engineering, and other related fields.

Taking Your Future Forward

What makes Bradley’s CIS master’s program worth your while? As a Bradley grad student, you’ll sharpen your skills in networks, systems design, digital law, and project management. Plus, as you move toward career-focused design and development projects, you’ll further refine your abilities by choosing one or two concentrations from nine areas. From computing management to theoretical computer science and beyond, Bradley provides your stepping stones to professional excellence.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Official GRE score sent directly to the Office of Admission by the testing agency. Bradley’s institutional code for score reporting is 1070.
  • Résumé or CV
  • Completion of the following coursework:
    • One semester of calculus
    • One semester of statistics
    • Two semesters of computer programming

Graduate Program Requirements

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • CIS 530: Information Technology Infrastructure - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 575: Computer Information Systems Analysis. Design and Integration - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 580: Digital Society and Computer Law - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 591: CIS and IT Project Management - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 697: Advanced Topics in Computer Information Systems - 0-3 hrs.
    OR CIS 698: Directed Individual Studies in Computer Information Systems - 1-3 hrs.
    OR CS 690: Advanced Topics on Software Engineering - 3 hrs.

Other Requirements

  • You must take three courses from one of the concentrations offered by the department.

Note: At least 21 of the 33 semester hours must be earned in courses labeled as CIS. At most, six hours may be earned in approved courses other than those labeled CS or CIS.