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

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


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 of a high-level computer language (preferably C++ or Java), knowledge of assembly language and computer architecture, a course in discrete structures, a course in data structures, a course in calculus, and a course in probability and statistics. Students who do not have all of these requirements can be accepted with the condition that they complete these courses at the undergraduate level.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division 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, 7510X, 7530X, 7520X, 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, 7124X, 7132X, 7354X, 7410X, 7412X, 7414X, 7512X, and 7610X.
Students who take the thesis option (see "f" below) may, with permission of the department, present a maximum of 3 credits in the courses 7990G, 7992G, and/or 7994G 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 7522X, 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 (e.g., economics, mathematics, or psychology).
(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.