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What will I learn?

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree at JMU prepares students for professional careers that require both the business knowledge and the technical skills to help clients design, build and deliver competitive computer-based solutions. Computer and information systems managers play a vital role in the technological direction of their organizations and must stay abreast of the latest technology to ensure the organization does not lag behind its competitors.

JMU's CIS program was recognized as one of the top ten undergraduate information technology programs in the United States (Tech Republic, 2008) and is part of the nationally recognized JMU College of Business. Professors in the program use a variety of teaching methods including projects, cases and business simulations to prepare graduates with strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills; effective communication and presentation skills; hands-on experience; and the ability to work effectively in individual and team-oriented environments.

Several features of JMU's CIS program are distinctive:

Outstanding placement of graduates: the JMU CIS program is viewed as a prime recruiting school by many leading employers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Course work in a variety of specialties.

Business intelligence

Business process management

Computer forensics

Computer security management

Information technology consulting

Information technology project management


Cooperative Education

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,600.00 per year
Given fee includes Tuition, Insurance and ISSS
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Business

Zane Showker Hall, MSC 0207,

421 Bluestone Dr.,



22807, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: PBT (Paper Based TOEFL): 550.

For international students

Applicants must have official high school transcript with senior year course schedule.

Minimum standardized test score:

IELTS minimum score of 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic minimum score of 58

TOEFL minimum score of 81 (internet-based test)

Cambridge English Exam - Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) minimum score of 176, CEFR level

Application deadline: Fall Term - June 1; Spring Term - October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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