Grand Valley State University's Master of Science (M.S.) is intended for computer professionals who are already working in the industry and are using computer and information systems. The program incorporates topics from both computer science (CS) and information systems (IS) to allow students great flexibility in tailoring a graduate degree to suit their needs.

Students pursue the M.S. in computer information systems in any of the following content areas: databases, distributed systems, information systems management, object-oriented, software engineering, or biomedical informatics. 

  • Flexible. Our program serves working professionals who want to pursue graduate study on a part-time basis, as well as full-time and international students.
  • Top-Notch Faculty. We take our teaching seriously, publishing regularly both nationally and internationally, and that's what sets us apart.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. Within our facilities are a nationally recognized networking and data communication teaching laboratory, a Linux lab, an architecture lab, and student research project rooms.
  • Convenient All courses are offered in the evening at the John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering in downtown Grand Rapids.


M.S. CIS admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

M.S. CIS requires 33 graduate credit hours to complete.

Click here to see the full course list.


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

Related Programs

Medical and Bioinformatics M.S., P.S.M.
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