May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog 
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, M.S.

Major Code: 8372 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, online, off-site Admission Status: Graduate
Admission Materials: Résumé/CV, transcripts Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne; Virtual Education Center

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is designed for students who seek a degree that prepares them for positions in organizations that design, develop or use computer systems. It is for students who do not necessarily have a bachelor’s degree in computer science but who wish to obtain advanced training with special emphasis on component engineering, object-oriented design and analysis, and the building and maintenance of data-driven systems. The objective of the program is to meet the demand for information systems skills and to provide a path for professionals from diverse fields to rapidly transition to computer information systems career paths.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (or the international equivalent) with at least three semester credit hours of statistics or at least three semester credit hours of discrete mathematics. The department may grant provisional admission to students with the stipulation that deficiencies are satisfied by the successful completion of coursework that provides background knowledge commensurate with the above admission requirements. GRE scores are not required for admission to this program. 

General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed under Graduate Academic Information .

Degree Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of courses including 15 hours of required computer information systems courses and 15 credit hours of graduate-level elective courses. The selection of electives requires program chair approval and can include CIS, CSE, CYB, ECE, ENM or SWE courses. CIS 5999 Thesis  may be substituted for six elective credit hours. Students not completing a thesis must complete CIS 5898 Projects in Computer Information Systems  that will count as three elective credits. The final program examination assessment is based on either CIS 5898  or CIS 5999 .


Electives (15 credit hours)

Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor and can be selected from CIS, CSE, CYB, ECE, ENM or SWE courses numbered 5000 or above and must include completion of either CIS 5898 Projects in Computer Information Systems  or CIS 5999 Thesis . The final program examination assessment is based on either CIS 5898  or CIS 5999 .

Total Credits Required: 30