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Master of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems (MS-CSIS) Admission Requirements

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Domestic Students

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, information technology, or a closely related field.
  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher, in the most recent 60 credits. Students with GPAs lower than 3.0 may submit a statement of petition to be considered for admission.
  • Submission of completed online application
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Two letters of recommendation. This is waived for undergraduates of the SVSU Computer Science or Computer Information Systems programs.

International Students

International students must also provide:

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. A score of 550 or higher on the written TOEFL or a score of 79 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL OR an overall score of band 6.5 on the IELTS or a score of 56 or higher on PTE is required.
  • Evidence of Financial Support
  • Passport

Fast-Track Courses for Non-Computer Science / Information Technology Bachelor Degree Graduates

Applicants without an earned bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, information technology, or a closely related field, will be subject to complete up to five fast track/foundation courses at SVSU.

  • CS116 - Computer Programming I or equivalent
  • CS 216 - Computer Programming II or equivalent
  • CS401 (or CIS201) - Computer Networks or equivalent
  • CS245 - Statistics or equivalent
  • MATH138 or MATH145 - College Algebra or Higher

Fast-track candidates must contact the program coordinator to examine previous coursework and background to determine which fast-track courses will be required before potential admission to the MS-CSIS program.

Transfer Credit

Select graduate credits earned for coursework from a recognized institution may be able to be transferred to the program. A maximum of nine graduate credit hours would be allowed to be transferred from previous institutions. Transfer students should plan on meeting with the program coordinator to discuss potential credit transfers.