Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.)


The Master of Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.) is offered both on campus and online. The program provides a rigorous education for those with technical backgrounds, while also accommodating an extended learning cycle for those new to the field. In both cases, this technical degree will complement your drive to achieve more and give you the tools to get ahead and stay ahead.

Master of Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.)

  • This program is offered on-campus and online
  • Full-time and part-time format
  • Three-term completion or flex up to five years
  • 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

Accelerated Master’s Program

Earn your master’s degree in less time and at a significant cost savings. Visit our Accelerated Master’s Program webpage to learn about your eligibility for this AMP. Contact your department representative to learn about the application process.

Western Regional Graduate Program

As an eligible resident of a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member state or territory, you may be admitted to the on-campus format of this program, yet pay resident tuition rates. Only on-campus formats are WRGP eligible. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


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