Master of Science In Computer Information Systems at Grand Valley State University
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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CAREER OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES
17% JOB GROWTH
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY OF $63,928
FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
AVERAGE SALARY OF $139,220
FOR CIS MANAGERS
Software Engineers start out at an average of $63,928 in the Grand Rapids, MI area according to Salary.com. The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $139,220 in 2017 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $83,860 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $208,000. The job outlook for computer information systems professionals is faster than most occupations, with an expected increase in 17 percent 2014-2024. CIS graduates from Grand Valley often hold the following job titles:
- Software developer
- Software designer
- Software engineer
- Systems, analyst
- Chief information officer
- Chief technology officer
- Service manager