International Students for Computer Information Systems, M.S.

The MS-CIS program welcomes students from numerous countries around the world. This page contains useful information, as well as links to further information.

Admission Requirements

GRE Requirements

  • All international students must demonstrate satisfactory English proficiency. This can be done in two ways. 1) Earn at least a 144 on the verbal portion of the GRE (or be ranked in the 15th percentile or higher). 2) Earn at least a 7 on the IELTS.


  • The university requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Important Dates

Program Start

  • We strongly encourage all international students to start their program in a Fall semester. However, you may enter in a Winter semester (January), but you must pay careful attention to the course offering schedule and course prerequisites to ensure you can take courses in a timely manner.

Admissions Deadline

  • The deadline for a Fall entry is May 1
  • The deadline for a Winter entry is October 15

Course Selection

If you are required to be a full-time student (3 courses), here are the courses that you may consider to start with:

  • Fall Start: CIS 500, 612, 641, or 661
  • Winter Start: CIS 501, 611, 613, or 661

Resources and Links

International Graduate Student Admissions - apply today

International Student Website - find out more about what GVSU has to offer International Students

Padnos International Center - home away from home for international students

Employment Opportunities - career services

International Student Orientation - to help you feel comfortable here

Admitted International Students - for visa information, on-campus housing, class registration, student life opportunities

International Transcript Evaluation Services companies that offer international transcript evaluating

Page last modified August 16, 2017