Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS)


The Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS) program at CSU is among the first of its kind in the country and is highly ranked among public colleges. The MCIS program provides a challenging and rewarding education for students of all backgrounds.

Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS)

  • This program is offered on-campus and online
  • Full-time and part-time format
  • Three-term completion or flex up to five years
  • On-campus or online learning with lecture content distributed via streaming video
  • Technical and non-technical backgrounds welcome
  • Be part of an elite program – our AACSB-accredited program is one of the first established in the country
  • The campus MCIS program has a STEM designation which is a valuable asset for international students
  • Gain applicable experience that is closely tied with business applications
  • New CIS skill sets empower you to advance your career or to switch career paths
  • Acquire the know-how to earn higher salaries and career placement or advancement

Next Steps

  • Contact your department representative or request more program information.
  • Check out department requirements and resources from your department’s website.
  • This program is offered online at a distance; resources for distance students are available through the CSU Online website.
  • When you’re ready to take the leap, start your application.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

Applications accepted for fall and spring admission.

On-campus program

  • Fall
    • May 1 – International application deadline
    • July 1 – Domestic application deadline
  • Spring
    • October 1 – International application deadline
    • December 1 – Domestic application deadline

Online program

  • Fall
    • July 1 – Application deadline
  • Spring
    • December 1 – Application deadline

Please be aware that financial aid deadlines may occur before the application for admission deadlines.