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Computer and Information Sciences

Master of Science

(33 Credit Hours)

Computer and Information Sciences

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston and The Citadel Graduate College offer a unique approach to an ever-changing profession with the master of science degree in computer and information sciences. This program explores the theory and application of computer science, cybersecurity, the analysis and management of information systems and all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

Students in this program are often working professionals, which contributes to a rich academic environment. Classroom discussions touch on trends, theories and the future of computer and information sciences.

Admissions Criteria

  • A minimum GRE composite score of 300
  • Résumé
  • Official transcripts
  • Competency, demonstrated through coursework, approved work experience, or a program-administrated competency exam in the areas of basic computer architecture, object-orientated programming, discrete mathematics, data structures and statistics. Students who do not have background in CS/IS, need a grade of B or higher in prerequisite courses.
  • One of the following options:
    • Completed an undergraduate degree in the last five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher earned from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • An undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher earned from a regionally accredited college or university. A GRE composite score of 300 and 4.0 in analytical writing or a GMAT composite score of 500 and 4.0 in analytical writing. There is a five-year time limit on the use of scores GRE/GMAT scores.
    • Completed a graduate certificate in the joint College of Charleston/The Citadel program in Computer and Information Sciences with a cumulative GPA of 3.000.
    • An undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher earned from a regionally accredited college or university, a GRE composite score of 300 and 4.0 analytical writing or a GMAT composite score of 500 and 4.0 analytical writing, and the completion of six credits in the joint College of Charleston/The Citadel program in Computer and Information Sciences as a non-degree student with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher. There is a five-year time limit on the use of scores GRE/GMAT scores.
    • For students in the 4+1 BS/MS program at the College of Charleston, completed a minimum of one graduate course with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 for all CSIS courses to continue as a full-time graduate student.

Tuition

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Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1 (This deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1.
Spriing deadline: November 1
Summer deadline: March 1

Contact Information

Renée McCauley
program director
843.953.3187

Additional Information