The 36-semester hour master’s degree in computer information sciences provides a challenging opportunity of pursuing a versatile course of study reflecting the student’s desires, background, and future responsibilities. The program includes a variety of specialties covered in depth to probe the frontiers of scientific and engineering knowledge in these subdomains. The ability to devise a solution and execute it is the heart of the practice of this program. Designing such solutions requires creating efficient computation that involves integrating multiple key design notions of data representation, algorithms, coding, system engineering, data security, software engineering, and software testing in one unified framework.
Graduates of the program will be able to integrate business and real-world perspectives, interpersonal and team skills, and the computational skills that lead to a professional employment and prepare them to the doctoral studies in the field. Program graduates will be able to integrate computational, interpersonal and team skills, to secure a professional employment or pursue a doctoral degree in the field.
Successful students of the program should gain the followings skills (vary according to the concentration):
International Graduate Student Admissions Requirements and Curricular Practical Training
To receive information on the requirements for graduate admissions for international students, please email your request to CPT@HarrisburgU.edu. Click here for requirements for admissions and Curricular Practical Training! All of the University’s graduate programs are STEM approved and Curricular Practical Training is offered for this program. The Computer Information Sciences program follows two specific concentrations with pre-selected CISC courses required to meet degree requirements. If you did not select a concentration when completing your application, we will place you in Computer Science. You are welcome to review the two concentrations listed in the Graduate Catalog