Combined Degree: Information Systems B.S. and Computer Information Systems M.S.
Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students
the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree,
meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a
combined degree program can reduce the cost and total time required to
complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree.
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.S. in information systems and M.S. in computer information systems within the accelerated time frame.
Students apply directly to the School of Computing and Information Systems for the combined B.S./M.S. program during their second academic year. Application requirements include:
- Overall GPA of 3.25 or greater
- Already admitted to the information systems program
- 60 hours of academic credit completed or in progress
- Two letters of recommendation
- Academic transcripts
- Letter of intent
Why Pursue Combined Degrees at Grand Valley?
- Highly-credentialed and well-connected faculty.
- The School of CIS has its own dedicated state of the art computer labs for hands-on equipment. A premier data communications lab and computer architecture lab are also available.
- Accelerate your career trajectory and complete your degrees one step ahead of the competition.
- Respond to emerging job markets.
- Meet the growing national need for more master's trained employees.
- Gain valuable internship and career opportunities through partnerships in the West Michigan area.
For More InformationThe Graduate School
318C DeVos Center
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Location & Format
Students admitted to this program will count up to 12 credits of graduate work in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.
The following courses students may dual-count toward the B.S./M.S. degrees. Students are encouraged to meet with the CIS graduate program director to ensure all requirements are met.
- CIS 641 for CIS 330
- CIS 642 for CIS 450
- CIS 643 for CIS 460
- CIS 654 for CIS 337
- CIS 658 for CIS 371
- CIS 656 for CIS 437
- CIS 660 for CIS 360
- CIS 673 for CIS 333
- CIS 693 for CIS 463
Job opportunities in the information systems and information technology industry are growing rapidly. The U.S. Department of Labor projects six of the fastest growing occupations for 2006-2016 are in this field. Graduates pursue careers as programmers, developers, analysts, administrators, and engineers.