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Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems

Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems

The master of science in computer and information systems (MSCIS) combines technology and business skills, enabling students to apply their experiences to further their professional goals. 

Students enhance their learning by completing real-world projects which benefit the local and global communities. The enhanced CIS core curriculum involves project management, software development, numeric methods, and information systems security. 

The program offers students flexibility in study within the following specialty tracks:

  • Cyber-security (certificate option also available) enables entry into security analyst, security engineer, or information systems auditor careers and advances the knowledge of professionals in system or network administration. 
  • Information technology management enables entry into a career as a business analyst or quality assurance analyst and advances the overall technical management skills of both a technician and non-technical practitioner within a technical setting. 
  • Information technology project management offers experienced practitioners careers in project management areas, depending on course work combined with previous experience and background. 
  • Research and modeling methods enables entry into operations research, modeling analyst, or similar titles and advances the knowledge of professionals in institutional research or effectiveness management careers.
  • Software development enables entry into careers as a software engineer, programmer analyst, or quality assurance professional and offers advanced computing skills for a wide range of technical professionals. 

With approval, MSCIS students may design an individualized track combining computer science, business, bioinformatics, Geographical Information Systems (certificate option also available) or other related classes. 

The MSCIS is entirely course-based study -- a thesis or project is optional. Full or part-time (evening) study is available. Students with sufficient background can complete the program in one-and-a-half years of full time study or three years of part-time study. 

The MSCIS program is designed to benefit new students looking to enter the information systems (IS) field, as well as current IS professionals looking to expand their knowledge and expertise. 

Learn more about the Computer Science Department at Parkside.

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Application Requirements

The Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems is a graduate degree program designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree. The admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Statement of personal intent
Contact Information
Contact Info

Tara Schmidt
Phone: (262) 595-2280

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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