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33
Credit Hours
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Courses

Degree

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Format

  • In-Person

Master’s in Computer Information Systems

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems at 马会论坛鈥檚 prepares students to manage software development projects. Students develop or deepen skills to analyze, design, implement and test stand-alone and embedded software systems. The program provides a deep understanding of the hardware and software components of computer systems and the following topics: 

  • Data communication and databases 
  • Hardware organization and operating systems 
  • Software analysis and design methodologies 
  • Software implementation and testing 

Program of Study

This degree is a 33-credit-hour program. Students may elect a thesis or a project (non-thesis) option. 

Students will also take two 3-credit-hour electives from the Greehey School of Business and 9 credit hours of Computer Science electives. 

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  • Combined Degree Program


    Students can pursue a combined five-year program to pursue a Bachelor鈥檚 and Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. Combined degree programs allow undergraduate students to begin graduate studies in their junior year and pay the undergraduate tuition rate, a substantial savings. They also shorten the time it takes to earn two degrees.

  • Degree Plans

    Students take 33 credit hours of courses and may elect a thesis or a project option. The thesis option consists of 27 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis direction. Non-thesis students must complete 30 credit hours of course work and 3 credit hours of a capstone project. 

    Students can also pursue a combined 5-year program:

  • Highlighted Courses

    Courses include:

    • Advanced Computer Networks
    • Advanced Software Engineering
    • Files and Database
    • Hardware and Operating Systems
    • Systems Analysis and Design

    Students will also take courses from the Greehey School of Business and Computer Science graduate program.


$101,719
Median annual earnings of Computer Systems Analysts
+13.28%
Expected growth in employment demand for Computer Systems Analysts
33
Credit-hour master’s program


What can I do with a master’s in Computer Information Systems?

Computer scientists are in high demand in organizations that develop or use software. Most companies have information technology (IT) departments or at least an IT expert on staff. Typical employers include computer companies, research and development laboratories, educational organizations, entertainment industries, aerospace contractors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies and government agencies.

Computer information systems professionals work in jobs such as:

  • Analyst
  • Operations officer
  • Technical director 


Admission Requirements and Process

Applicants should have taken programming classes, including data structures and object-oriented programming. Prerequisites include computer programming skills, mathematical maturity and relevant technical knowledge. 

To apply to the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, , two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, a r茅sume/CV and an official degree-granting transcript. International applicants must send an international credential evaluation from a NACES member agency. The GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to this program.

To discuss specific requirements for this program, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 210-436-3101 or graduate@stmarytx.edu, or visit the Graduate Admission page to learn more.


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