Computer Information Systems

DEGREE OFFERED

M.S. in Computer Information Systems

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)
Online

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is designed to give students the analytic and technical skills necessary to solve problems using computer information systems. Students learn to design, build and maintain complex systems utilizing current and evolving technologies. The applied nature of the computer information systems program gives students the implementation experience and confidence to play a leadership role in developing future systems for business, gaming, government and industry. Students also have the 

opportunity to work with faculty on individual projects and research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a closely related field
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores. 

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

  • Algorithm Analysis, System Analysis and Design, Computer Security, Computer Organization and Architecture, Discrete Math, Calculus II, proficiency in Java, C++ or an equivalent

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  •  30 credits

CORE COURSES – 15 CREDITS

CPS 5100

Computer Information Systems

3 credits

CPS 5440

Advanced Analysis of Algorithms

3 credits

CPS 5920

Database Systems

3 credits

CPS 5950

Software Engineering

3 credits

CPS 5981

Software Assurance

3 credits

 

ELECTIVES – 12 CREDITS

CPS 5881 Independent Graduate Study in Computer Science 3 credits

CPS 5900

Numerical Analysis

3 credits

CPS 5910

Computer Simulations of Models

3 credits

CPS 5921

Data Mining

3 credits

CPS 5930

Operating System Concepts

3 credits

CPS 5931

Computer Networking

3 credits

CPS 5940

Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems

3 credits

CPS 5951

Human Computer Interaction

3 credits

CPS 5960

Operations Research: Models and Algorithms

3 credits

CPS 5965

High Performance Computing

3 credits

CPS 5970

Web Programming

3 credits

CPS 5990

Special Topics

3 credits

 

CAPSTONE – 3 CREDITS

CPS 5995

CIS Capstone

3 credits

TOTAL OF 30 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

grad-adm@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. JING-CHIOU LIOU
NAAB 219
T. 908.737.6154     
jliou@kean.edu

 

Updated 6/21/17