No matter your academic degree or experience, we can help you develop the knowledge and technical skills needed to succeed in this in-demand profession.
Colorado State University's Master of Computer Information Systems is a 33-credit program offered on campus and online that provides a challenging education for those with technical backgrounds, while also creating an inviting environment for those new to the field.
If you have a curiosity for information systems – no matter your academic degree or experience – we can help you develop the knowledge and technical skills needed to succeed in this in-demand profession.
Program at a Glance
||Face to face or online (all classes are recorded for on-campus and online students to view)
||Fort Collins, Colorado, or anywhere
||One year (full time) or up to five years (part time)
||August and January
||Face-to-face: Classes two to five days a week, Monday-Friday
Online: self-paced lectures
||33 (27 core, 6 elective)
On diploma: Master of Computer Information Systems
On transcript: Master of Computer Information Systems, major in Computer Information Systems
Here are some examples of common schedules. Once you're admitted to the program, your advising team will help you customize a schedule that fits your goals.
The courses below reflect the 2017-2018 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2017 for students enrolling during the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.
Information Technology and Project Management
CIS 601/MGT 601
Enterprise Computing and Systems Integration
Business Visual Application Development
Application Software Infrastructure
Software Development Methodology
IT Communications Infrastructure
Business Database Systems
E-Business Application Technologies
Contemporary Issues: Info Systems
Applied Data Mining and Analytics in Business
Business Data Visualization
Advanced IT Project Management
Agile Management and Product Development
Information Technology Management
Program Total Credits:
A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this program.
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change, and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors.