Master of Computer Information Systems

Master of Computer Information Systems


(2 years/36 semester units)

Program Description

The Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS) 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 advanced 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 IT professionals with a Christian value or to pursue advanced degrees.

The program includes 8 core computer information systems major courses (24 units) and 2 elective courses (6 units) elective courses. Every student in MCIS program must take at least 8 core courses. The core computer information systems courses are as follows: Business Data Communication and Networks, Database Design and Implementation for Business, Information Systems Analysis and Design, IT Strategy and Management, Information Structures with Java, and five more. And every student can select any 2 courses from the list of elective courses based on their interest or concentration in an attempt to prepare their employment or to advance their research. The elective courses have the following two major categories: Security and IT Project Management. Elective courses are as follows: Information Technology Project Management, Distributed Software Development and Management, Agile Software Development, IT Security Policies and Procedures, Enterprise Information Security, Database Security, Network Security, Digital Forensics and Investigations, Mobile Forensics, Web Application Development, Server-Side Web Development, and Rich Internet Application Development.However, students can choose any class in any combination depending on their purpose in employment or interest in research. Every course has an emphasis on the concepts and techniques related to computer information systems. Students who do not have computer major in the bachelor program will be required to take at least 5 courses of prerequisite courses such as computer programming, computer data structure, algorithms, introduction to information structures and introduction to computer communications. There is a strong emphasis on biblical values and theological education.

Program Requirements

Length : Approximately 4 semesters or 2 years
Core Course Requirements 24 semester units
Elective Course Requirements 6 semester units
Bible and Theology Course Requirements 6 semester units
Total Units Required for Graduation : 36 semester units

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Computer Information Systems program of study at Caroline University, the student will be able to
  1. Explain about advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer information systems.
  2. Describe the proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, security systems, systems analysis, and design.
  3. Compare 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.
  4. Discriminate IT project advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for design and implementation of computer information systems.
  5. Describe biblical and theological perspectives in the field where computer information systems play a vital role.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Master of Computer Information Systems program, submitting proper documentation to the office of admission by the appropriate deadline:
  1. Applicants for admission must hold a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree from a university or college and must submit official transcripts for their academic work.
  2. A completed application form for admission
  3. Application fee
  4. Recommendation Form

Unit Transfer Policy

A maximum of six (6) semester units may be transferred into the program from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. The acceptance of credit hours is at the discretion of Caroline University, depending upon the academic rigor of the prior course experience.

Program Graduation Requirements Chart

Degree Core Major courses Elective Courses Bible and Theology Total Units
Master of Computer Information Systems 24 6 6 36
***No standardized tests or licensure examinations are given at the conclusion of this program.

Major Core Courses Requirement (8 courses/24 semester units)

Categories Code Course Title Units
Core Courses (8 courses) CIS500 Information Structures with Java (3 units) 24
CIS510 Programming Languages (3)
CIS520 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)
CIS530 Computer Communications (3)
CIS540 Business Data Communication and Network (3)
CIS550 Web Application Development (3)
CIS560 Server-Side Web Development (3)
CIS570 Network Security (3) - capstone course
CIS580 Enterprise Information Security (3)
CIS590 D.B. Design and Implementation for Business
Total 24

Electives Courses (2 courses/6 semester units)

Categories Code Course Title Units
Elective Courses
(2 courses)
CIS600 IT Strategy and Management (3) -capstone 6
CIS610 Information Technology Project Management (3)
CIS620 Distributed S.W. Develop. and Management (3)
CIS630 Agile Software Development (3)
CIS640 Database Security (3)
CIS650 Digital Forensics and Investigations (3)
CIS660 Mobile Forensics (3)
CIS670 IT Security Policies and Procedures (3)
CIS680 Rich Internet Application Development (3)
Total 6

Bible and Theology Requirements (2 courses/6 units)

Categories Code Course Title Units
2 courses(6 units) OT501 Theology of OT (3) 6
NT501 Theology of NT (3)
THE501 Comparative Religion (3)
Total 6

Graduation Requirement

  1. Students must complete 24 semester units of pre-determined core computer information systems courses, 6 semester units of elective courses, and 6 units of Bible and Theology courses.
  2. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  3. Students must complete the capstone course, CIS570 Network Security with a grade "B" or better.
  4. Students must settle all financial obligations to Caroline University.
  5. Students must file all necessary graduation forms.

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