Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

2 years    |    36 Credits[Units]
Academic Program Description and Objectives

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program is designed for students with some experience in computer technology and planning who desire to advance their knowledge and skills in the area of the design, programming, and application of information technology systems. The emphasis is on providing students with the basic analytic skills and strong aptitude for security and IT project management. The program is also designed to help students to understand fundamental and important current issues in computer systems and information technologies. As such, the program is meant to provide students with opportunity to be prepared for employment or to pursue advanced degrees.

MSCI Program - 36 Credits[Units] Total

Computer Programming

Computer Data Structure

Principles of Management

Courses Required for all MSCI Students:

Core Courses in Computer Information Systems
Elective Courses in Computer Information Systems
Total Computer Information Systems Credit Requirements
Bible and Theology Requirements

Full MSCI Curriculum

The course descriptions for the courses listed below may be found in the Academic Catalog.

    Num Courses Credits
    Prerequisite Non-computer major students must take 3 classes: MSCIS 300 Computer Programming; MSCIS 310 Computer Data Structure; MSCIS 320 Algorithms 9
    1st Semester MSCIS 400 IT Strategy and Management MSCIS 410 Information Structures with Java *Choose One Bible or Theology Course 9
    2st Semester MSCIS 420 Business Data Communication and Networks MSCIS 430 Database Design and Implementation for Business *Choose One Bible or Theology Course 9
    3st Semester MSCIS 440 Information Systems Analysis and Design Two (2) Elective Courses 9
    4st Semester Three (3) Additional Elective Classes from the Following: MSCIS 500 Information Technology Project Management MSCIS 510 Distributed Software Development and Management MSCIS 520 Agile Software Development MSCIS 530 IT Security Policies and Procedures MSCIS 540 Enterprise Information Security MSCIS 550 Database Security MSCIS 560 Network Security MSCIS 570 Digital Forensics and Investigations MSCIS 580 Mobile Forensics MSCIS 590 Web Application Development MSCIS 600 Server-Side Web Development MSCIS 610 Rich Internet Application Development 9
    Total 36


The course curriculum develops students' core competencies for success in ministry and leadership. Possible careers include:
  • Video Game Designer
  • IS/IT Manager
  • Cloud Architect
  • Management Consultant
  • Computer Systems Analyst
Program Learning Outcomes
Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer information systems.
Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, security systems, systems analysis, and design.
Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
Manage IT project advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for design and implementation of computer information systems.
Integrate biblical and theological perspectives in the field where computer information systems play a vital role.