12 months
855 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
855 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
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The Information Systems program at The City University of New York is designed for students who elect to focus on the use of computer systems to manage business and administrative operations and issues.


The Information Systems program at The City University of New York provides preparation for a wide variety of positions within the constantly expanding fields of information systems and technology, including computer systems software engineer, computer applications software engineer, computer systems analyst, database administrator, and network systems and data communication analyst. 

All of these positions appear in the ten top salaried jobs in the Bureau of Labor Statistics list of the thirty fastest growing jobs, projected through 2014. The program also prepares students for doctoral studies or research work in the field.

What you'll study

A student whose first degree was in an area other than computer science area can take prerequisite courses at Brooklyn College at the undergraduate level to prepare for the master's program. All graduate courses are offered in the evening, making it convenient to combine work with study. 

A wide variety of courses are available in such fields as information systems, artificial intelligence, networks, multimedia, database systems, algorithms and problem solving, and many others. Our faculty members have published widely in all of these fields, and many are recognized experts in their areas.

Matriculation requirements

Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least 18 credits in computer and information science and related areas, including all of the following: knowledge, equivalent to at least a year of study, of a high-level computer language (preferably C++ or Java), a course in computer architecture or organization, a course in discrete structures, a course in data structures, a course in calculus, and a course in probability and statistics. 

Students who lack at most three of the prerequisite courses can be accepted with the condition that they complete these courses at the undergraduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems and Architecture
  • Operating Systems 
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Systems
  • Requirements Modeling for Information Systems
  • IT Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.')
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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