When you're ready to apply to the College of Business Master of Computer Information Systems, we're here to help. We want your application process to be smooth and successful, so please reach out to us.
Eligibility and Requirements
We know you're more than a test score or a grade. The admissions committee takes a holistic approach when considering applications, which means we look at who you are as a person and what you would bring to our program and campus community. While we encourage our applicants to meet the minimum criteria, the inability to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas. Generally, Master of Computer Information Systems applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:
For fall admission:
May 1 for international applicants (on-campus program)
July 1 for U.S. applicants (on-campus program)
July 1 for all applicants (online program)
For spring admission:
Oct. 1 for international applicants (on-campus program)
Dec. 1 for U.S. applicants (on-campus program)
Dec. 1 for all applicants (online program)
Please be aware that financial aid deadlines
may occur before
the application for admission deadlines.
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.
- 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 Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.) or 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.
- Pay the application fee
Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).
- 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).
- 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.