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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.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • 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.
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume

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 CIS301) - 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.




Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230
(989) 964-6096

Dr. Poonam Dharam
MS-CSIS Program Coordinator
(989) 964-4191

Tanika Williams
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(989) 461-2050