Computer Information Systems (M.S.) at Grand Valley

Grand Valley State University's Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Information Systems 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: biomedical informatics, cybersecurity, databases, distributed systems, information systems management, software engineering, or web and mobile computing. 


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Combined Degree Programs

New for Fall 2018! We now offer combined degree programs for students pursuing Computer Science and Information Systems bachelor's degrees to graduate with both the BS and an MS in Computer Information Systems within a shortened time frame.


Why Study Computer Information Systems at Grand Valley?

  • 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.
  • Faculty. We take our teaching seriously, publishing regularly both nationally and internationally, and that's what sets us apart.
  • Facilities. Within our state-of-the-art facilities are a nationally recognized networking and data communication teaching laboratory, a Linux lab, an architecture lab, and student research project rooms.


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Courses Offered

The M.S. in Computer Information Systems requires 33 graduate credit hours to complete. The curriculum includes content areas for depth of study, electives for breadth, and a capstone project or thesis. Specialization in content areas including:

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Management
  • Distributed Computing
  • Information Systems Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Web and Mobile Computing

See the full course list.


The Computer Information Systems, M.S. admission requirements and application for admission are available online. The deadlines for application are July 1 for the Fall semester, November 1 for the Winter semester, and April 1 for the Spring/Summer semester.

The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.


For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll.

Page last modified April 27, 2018