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What will I learn?

The 33-credit STEM-designated Master of IT program is designed for those interested in developing and managing the technology driving modern business. Offered online and on campus, this degree provides a balance of in-demand technical skills and business management essentials and can be completed in as few as 18 months or taken part-time over three to five years. The program provides a rigorous education for those with technical backgrounds while also bringing those new to the field up-to-speed. Students can customize their degree with additional specialized certificates, including cybersecurity, application development, IT project management, business intelligence and business information systems.

Program benefits

Flexibility with you in mind: Whether you want to start in fall or spring, learn online or on campus or extend your degree with additional certificates, we offer you flexibility and choices to customize your experience.

In-demand skills to keep pace with progress: With the labor market for computer information systems managers and other IT roles expected to grow 10% by 2029, this degree provides you with the business savvy and systems-thinking and expertise needed to run today’s IT operations. You’ll learn Linux, Java, SAP and more to have a wide range of abilities to effectively lead large-scale web and IT systems operations to consulting on business intelligence issues, operations, product development, technology strategy and more. Our graduates find success industry-wide with domestic students consistently achieving over a 90% job placement rate.

Credentials that matter: As an AACSB-accredited college, a status achieved by less than 5% of business schools worldwide, you can have confidence that you’re learning from the best. Our faculty are immersed in leading edge research and the latest business and IT practices to provide you with the business and technical grounding needed to advance in this fast-paced field.

Emerge as a leader in technology while continuing your career

Earning your Master of Computer Information Systems degree online from CSU's College of Business is an ideal choice for professionals interested in technology who desire to get ahead while balancing life’s commitments, like work and family.

Our online program is delivered using the latest lecture capture technology so you have the same dynamic experience as our on campus students. You’ll learn from AACSB-accredited faculty experienced in the latest trends in business and IT to help you stay ahead of the curve.

Live and study in one of the fastest-growing markets for tech grads

While earning your Computer Information Systems degree on campus at CSU's College of Business in Fort Collins, Colorado, you’ll engage with world-class faculty under AACSB accredited curriculum, and gain a broad network of professionals in your field.

This degree program is designated as a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field. The STEM designation allows on-campus international students the opportunity to receive a visa extension after they've completed their degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,792.00 per year
USD $12,896 per semester; USD $52,358 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Colorado State University

1062 Campus Delivery,



80523, United States

Online/Distance (33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,606.00 per year
USD $7,803 per semester; USD $29,001 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

GPA of 3.0 or higher (Preferred GPA of 3.3 or higher.); Undergraduate degree in a related field (Undergraduate degrees in unrelated fields may require additional coursework.).

For international students

An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

If you are an international applicant, you should have one of the following: Internet-based TOEFL score of 86 or higher, an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or a PTE score of 58 or higher. The test must have been taken within the past two years.

Application deadline: Oct/01 for spring; May/01 for fall.

Online Program deadline: Dec/01 for spring; Jul/01 for fall.

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

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