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The future of business is driven by technology, and the Master of Computer Information Systems helps you shape that future. Our Master of Computer Information Systems students see the long-term potential of the IT field and the value of a specialized degree. At CSU’s College of Business, our students learn how to use technology to drive innovation in business and how to use business to create a better world.

The Master of Computer Information Systems program balances theory with practice, which is the perfect approach for students who may not have an IT background or for those who are looking to formalize their IT skills and training. As a professional, the program can help sharpen your analytic talents with courses in business fundamentals, while introducing you to new ways to apply technology to business. With both online and on-campus delivery methods, you can choose a learning model that allows you to prioritize your studies and prepares you for the next step in your career. 

Completing the Master of Computer Information Systems program helps you step into the field of IT with confidence. Shape your future and apply today.

We want your application process to the Master of Computer Information Systems program to be smooth and successful, so please reach out to us. Please review the eligibility requirements for the Online and On-Campus programs before beginning your application.

Application Deadlines

  • Online Program
    All ApplicantsFor Fall Admission
    apply by July 1
    For Spring Admission
     apply by Dec. 1
  • On-Campus Program
    U.S. ApplicantsFor Fall Admission
    apply by July 1
    For Spring Admission
    apply by Dec. 1
  • On-Campus Program
    International ApplicantsFor Fall Admission
    apply by May 1
    For Spring Admission
    apply by Oct. 1

Please be aware that deadlines for financial aid may occur before the application for admission deadlines.

Application Process

The time it takes to complete the application process mostly depends on how long it takes you to gather your materials. Completing your portion quickly will allow us to give you a decision sooner. The information below should help you with the application process, but please contact us if you have any questions.

We accept applications for fall and spring admission. We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit your application well in advance. Admissions are competitive and made on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit CSU Graduate School Application online
    • Visit gradadmissions.colostate.edu/apply to start your application.
    • Under "Select an application type," choose the term that you are applying to.
    • Under "Program," choose:
      • For On-Campus, select "Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.)"
      • For Online, select "Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.) - Distance" 
    • Request/upload application materials directly to your online application and then submit.
      As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. You do not need to wait for recommendations, scores, or transcripts to move your application forward.
  1. Pay the application fee

    Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).

  2. Submit the online applicant data sheet

    Use your CSU ID number to complete and submit the College of Business applicant data sheet. After you submit your application online, you will receive a CSU ID number in approximately two to three days, unless you already have one (alumni and current students).

  3. Check your status

    We know you are eager to hear about your application status, so you can check it any time to make sure your application is complete or to keep an eye on updates. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.