M.S. degree program in information systems
HEGIS code 0702
NYS SED program code 89058

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The M.S. in information systems is designed for students who elect to focus on the use of computer systems to manage business and administrative operations and issues.

The program provides preparation for a wide variety of positions within the constantly expanding fields of information systems and technology, including computer systems software engineer, computer applications software engineer, computer systems analyst, database administrator, and network systems and data communication analyst. All of these positions appear in the ten top salaried jobs in the Bureau of Labor Statistics list of the thirty fastest growing jobs, projected through 2014. The program also prepares students for doctoral studies or research work in the field.

A student whose first degree was in an area other than computer science area can take prerequisite courses at Brooklyn College at the undergraduate level to prepare for the master's program. All graduate courses are offered in the evening, making it convenient to combine work with study. A wide variety of courses are available in such fields as information systems, artificial intelligence, networks, multimedia, database systems, algorithms and problem solving, and many others. Our faculty members have published widely in all of these fields, and many are recognized experts in their areas.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Cox, James Associate Professor 718.951.5000 x2047 2112c Ingersoll Hall cox @ sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Computer and Information Science
Fall Application Deadline March 1st - Rolling Admission
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - Rolling Admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


Program not accepting applications as of Fall 2022.

Matriculation requirements -

Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least 18 credits in computer and information science and related areas, including all of the following: knowledge, equivalent to at least a year of study, of a high-level computer language (preferably C++ or Java), a course in computer architecture or organization, a course in discrete structures, a course in data structures, a course in calculus, and a course in probability and statistics. Students who lack at most three of the prerequisite courses can be accepted with the condition that they complete these courses at the undergraduate level.

General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree requirements

Thirty-six credits are required for the degree. Students must maintain at least a B (3.00) average.

Students must complete all of the following:
(a) Computer and Information Science 7300X or 7310X, 7500X or 7522X, 7510X, 7520X, 7530X, and 7540X.
Students who have completed an undergraduate course in the area of one or more of these courses may, with the permission of the department, substitute another 7000-level course in the department for each such course.
(b) Two courses chosen from among Computer and Information Science 7100X, 7120X, 7124X, 7410X, 7412X, 7414X, 7512X, 7610X and 7700X.
Students who take the thesis option (see "f" below) may, with permission of the department, present a maximum of 3 credits in the courses Computer and Information Science 7990G, and/or 7992G as a substitute for one of these courses.
(c) One of Computer and Information Science 7330X, 7332X or 7334X.
(d) Two courses chosen from among Computer and Information Science 7320X, 7532X, 7534X.
(e) Three additional credits in courses numbered 7000 or above in the department; with the permission of the department; these credits may be in other departments; two recommended courses are BUSN 7230X and BUSN 7276
(f) Students must do one of the following:
(1) complete Computer and Information Science 7990G, Thesis Research, and a thesis acceptable to the department; or
(2) pass a written comprehensive examination.

As an exception to the general college rule, the comprehensive examination in the Department of Computer and Information Science may be taken in the term preceding the one in which the student will complete all course requirements for the degree. However, all other college regulations concerning the comprehensive examination still apply. Students are strongly advised to take advantage of this exception and to take the comprehensive examination in the earlier semester.