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Launching in Fall 2016:

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is designed to give students the analytic and technical skills necessary to solve problems using computer information systems. Students learn to design, build and maintain complex systems utilizing current and evolving technologies. The applied nature of the computer information systems program gives students the implementation experience and confidence to play a leadership role in developing future systems for business, gaming, government and industry. Students also have the opportunity to work with faculty on individual projects and research.

Program requirements are a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a closely related field


Dean's Message

changThe next generation of IT professionals will need a skill set that will allow them to advance innovation for the good of their organizations and society. The MS in Computer Information Systems prepares professionals to become critical thinkers and knowledgeable managers with the ability to deliver and deploy IT systems. I invite you to join Kean Online to advance your knowledge and bring your career to a new heights.

 Sample Courses


Concepts, principles, and state-of-the-art trends in information systems including enterprise system architectures. Information systems and project management. Enterprise system architectural and analysis. The role of system architecture in software engineering, specifically during requirements analysis, design and implementation. Emerging topics in the development of information systems applications. (3 semester hours)

Enterprise database management systems; database design; database implementation; storage and indexing; transaction processing concepts; data warehousing, data mining and online analytical processing (OLAP); emerging database applications. (3 semester hours)

Central concepts of artificial intelligence: search, knowledge representation and reasoning, expert systems, and neural nets. (3 semester hours)

Principles and methods in modern human computer interaction design and development; User requirements; Usability tests; Interaction devices; Interaction design; Interface evaluation; Tools and platforms. (3 semester hours)

Concepts, practices and methodologies for ensuring integrity, security, and reliability in software code development, including processes and procedures that diminish the possibility of erroneous code, malicious code, or trap doors that could be introduced during development. (3 semester hours)


A full list of courses can be found at


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Career Options

Graduates from the MS in Computer Information Systems have been employed with AT&T, Verizon wireless, IBM, ADP, ESPN, ETS, UPS, Nomura Security, and more. 

Why Online?

With exceptional course offerings and world-class faculty, your time and efforts will be well spent in earning your computer information systems degree online.  It is the same challenging program as the traditional MS in CIS, delivered online. 

Beyond the convenience and flexibility of asynchronous learning on your own time, with Kean Online, you’ll be taught by world-class faculty who have real-world industry experience.  Department faculty are also active researchers and belong to professional societies such as the ACM and IEEE, who publish and present their research.

Kean’s curriculum is aligned with current trends in job market. You’ll gain hands-on skill implementation integrated with a strong theoretical foundation. The Department of Computer Science has an Industrial Advisory Board, made up with representatives from national firms, as well as accomplished Kean alumni.  Representatives from AT&T, Lockheed Martin, Facebook, Google, ADP and other firms regularly meet with department faculty to discuss hiring trends, industrial needs, and review curriculum.  




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Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Computer and information systems managers learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems.

Quick Facts: Computer and Information Systems Managers
2014 Median Pay $127,640 per year  $61.37 per hour
Number of Jobs, 2014 348,500
Job Outlook, 2014-2024 15% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-2024 53,700


What Computer and Information Systems Managers Do

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.


The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $127,640 in May 2014.

Job Outlook

Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer and information systems managers will grow as firms increasingly expand their business to digital platforms.



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