Emerge as a leader in technology while continuing your career

AACSB AccreditedEarning your Master of Computer Information Systems degree online from CSU's College of Business is an ideal choice for professionals interested in technology who desire to get ahead while balancing life’s commitments, like work and family.

Our online program is delivered using the latest lecture capture technology so you have the same dynamic experience as our on campus students. You’ll learn from AACSB-accredited faculty experienced in the latest trends in business and IT to help you stay ahead of the curve.

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Two Start Dates 

Join when you're ready. Apply to the online program at least one month before the start date of your choice.

  • AugustApply by July 1
  • JanuaryApply by Dec. 1

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, Online Master of Computer Information Systems applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

No GMAT or GRE is required to apply to the Online MCIS program.
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Common Schedules  

Here are some examples of common schedules for the online program. Once you're admitted, our advising team will help you customize a schedule that fits your goals.

Financial Aid and Support 

Grad school is an investment. We're here to help. The College of Business offers opportunities for online students to reduce college expenses.

Scholarships Financial Aid

Tuition Benefits for Online Graduate Programs

The College of Business offers the following tuition benefits for students enrolled in one of its online graduate programs. Note: Tuition benefits are not cumulative and only one tuition benefit from this list can be applied.

5 percent iconColorado residents

Colorado residents are eligible for a 5% tuition benefit.

10 percent iconCorporate partners

You may qualify for 10% off the cost of tuition. Reach out to our admissions team to learn if your company offers a corporate partner tuition benefit. 

15 percent iconActive military and veterans

To honor our active military, honorably discharged veterans, military spouses and dependents, we offer a 15% tuition benefit.

15 percent iconAlumni of CSU's Fort Collins' Campus

Alumni of Colorado State University’s Fort Collin’s campus are eligible for a 15% tuition benefit.


Tuition and Aid 

Every student is different. Your tuition and fees will reflect your student type and academic path. We do our best to give you accurate estimates, but please email the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@colostate.edu to get the most precise information about your cost of attendance.

2024-2025 Estimated Tuition & Fees, Online Program

Amounts displayed are intended as an estimate only, and should not be used for billing purposes. Master of Computer Information Systems, 33-credit program

Full Time   Part Time   

Full time (typically 12 credits per semester)
  Semester2 Program3 (4 semesters)
Tuition1 Program3 (4 semesters)$10,404 $41,616
University technology fee Program3 (4 semesters)$32 $128
Total Program3 (4 semesters)$10,436 $29,129


Part time (typically 6 credits per semester)
  Semester2 Program3 (6 semesters)
Tuition1 Program3 (6 semesters)$5,202 $31,212
University technology fee Program3 (6 semesters)$32 $192
Total Program3 (6 semesters)$5,234 $31,404
1. Tuition is charged at $867 per credit hour. 
2. Tuition estimates may change based on the number of credits you take each semester.
3. Program tuition estimates account for a projected annual increase and fewer credits in summer.


How We Calculate Online Tuition and Fees

Residency status is not a factor in determining online, distance, or off-campus tuition rates.

Charges will vary, depending on the student’s actual registration and course of study. Additional University fees also may apply.

CSU reserves the right to change tuition rates without notice. Tuition rates – based on academic years – are subject to increase on an annual basis and subject to Board of Governor approval. All prices refer to U.S. currency.

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