Computer Science and Information Systems

Saginaw Valley State University

24 months
20577 USD/year
9514 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS-CSIS is an interdisciplinary program intended to serve individuals looking for acquiring advanced knowledge and hands-on skills on contemporary areas in traditional Computer Science and applied Information Systems.


Our Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems (MS-CSIS) sets itself apart by incorporating advanced topics in an applied, hands-on educational environment, including traditional computer science topics as well as a special emphasis on information systems. With this approach, students benefit from more business and practical applications, complementing SVSU’s vision of experiential learning.

 Individuals from heterogeneous educational background and professional experience will have the opportunity to enroll in coursework culminating in this applied focused degree. After completing the carefully selected core courses crafted to lay a strong foundation, individuals will be prepared to choose elective courses that meet the learning needs in order to execute their career plan. In addition, highly qualified faculty who are active in research with state-of-the-art technologies will be available providing an option for an individual to complete a research based thesis.
The program offers an excellent hands-on skill based degree that could be used as a stepping stone to those individuals who want to start a new career in dynamic IT industries. This program will also prepare an individual to accept the challenges for an advanced position within an organization by improving the technical, as well as leadership and managerial skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Architecture 
  •  Computer Graphics
  •  Computer Network and Security 
  •  Mobile Computing 
  •  Software Engineering
  •  Information Technology Strategy 
  •  Cloud and Big Data Analytics 
  •  Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application for graduate admission with application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Two letters of recommendation for entry into the graduate program. This requirement is waived for SVSU Computer Science and SVSU Computer Information Systems undergraduates who have earned their bachelor’s degree
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume
  • International students must submit a recent TOEFL or IELTS score and evidence of financial support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20577 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20577 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9514 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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