12 months
1465 USD/credit 43950 USD/year
1465 USD/credit 43950 USD/year
825 USD/credit 24750 USD/year
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The Computer and Information Science program of University of Michigan - Dearborn is designed to prepare students for professional practice, as well as further studies and research in the computing field. The program offers a 30-credit hour curriculum consisting of required core courses and technical electives. 

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The department schedules all CIS courses during late afternoons or evenings to enable students to earn their master's degree through part-time study. The Computer and Information Science program of University of Michigan - Dearborn may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses. 

All courses have access to a wide variety of computing resources: local area networks, as well as the Game and Multimedia Environment Laboratory.

Depending on the option chosen, the program requires students to take four courses from two of the seven following concentration areas: computer graphics, geometric modeling and game design; computer networks and security; database management and analytics; software engineering; systems software; and web computing.

Learning Goals

  • Students will be able to identify, explain, and apply knowledge of mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • Students will be able to analyze a CIS problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Students will be able to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Students will be able to apply design and development principles in the construction of computer-based systems of varying complexity.
  • Students will be able to compare various research contributions and communicate effectively as researchers and/or practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Programmable Mobile/Wireless Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Compiler Design 
  • Advanced Operating Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of "B" or better. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may be offered admission. Admission in such cases will depend heavily on other indices of the student's ability to handle graduate-level work. These might include strong performance on standardized tests, GPA in the major, and/or other experiences that are clearly indicative of strong academic ability.
  • Preference will be given to students with a background in Computer and Information Science and Computer Engineering. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 825 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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