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

Master of Computer Information Systems applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:1

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Satisfactory GMAT or GRE2
  • International applicants: Internet-based3 TOEFL score of 86 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or a PTE score of 58 or higher
1. While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.
2. A GMAT score of 550 or higher, or an equivalent GRE score is desired. Scores in the quantitative sections are especially significant. The test must have been taken within the past five years. You may request a waiver to the GMAT or GRE if you have 5+ years of full-time professional experience and a 3.0 GPA.
3. Other testing formats may be accepted. Please contact us for information.

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Application Deadlines

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.
 


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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 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.
  2. Pay the application fee

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

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

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