M.S. in Computer Information Systems (Online)

  • M.S.
  • Graduate
  • Online
  • Mathematics & Computer Science

In Rivier's online Master's in Computer Information Systems program, you will develop a unique combination of business expertise and technical competence to position you for leadership roles in almost any organization.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date:  June 28, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:  1-2 years
  • Credit Hours:  36
  • Course Length:  7 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:  $664

Multiple term starts and competitive tuition rates are all designed to help you start and finish faster.

Why Study Computer Information Systems at Rivier?

Rivier offers the Master’s in Computer Information Systems online, combining quality education with flexible scheduling. Multiple term starts mean you can start soon and finish quickly, and our competitive tuition helps make your education more affordable—the cost of a Rivier education, with all tuition and fees included, is typically at least $3,000 less than other similar programs.

With this online C.I.S. master’s degree, you will gain the ability to understand and develop a shared language between IT and business professionals while developing a firm grasp of current business trends and emerging technologies.

Rivier’s program includes courses on object-oriented design, networking technologies, database development, computer security, project management, finance, economics, and more. In addition to the online program, the M.S. in Computer Information Systems is also offered on campus.

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Rankings and Accolades

Rivier ranked #1 Online College in New Hampshire

Rivier University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). River has also been named the #1 online college in New Hampshire by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for higher education programs. 

What You’ll Learn

Prepare for leadership roles in the IT world with an online curriculum that explores topics such as computer security, strategies of innovation, organizational dynamics, and more. At the end of the M.S. in Computer Information Systems degree program, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand and develop a shared language between IT and business professionals while developing a firm grasp of current business trends and emerging technologies.
  • Synthesize critical thinking logically and analytically about complex local and global problems.
  • Evaluate and communicate effectively in a range of strategic business environments.
  • Create the diversity and complexity of human relationships involved in an organization.
  • Examine the social, ethical, and global responsibilities within management positions with special attention to the Catholic intellectual tradition.
  • Compare and contrast the different impacts of information technology.


A Master’s Degree Built for Tech Leaders

In Rivier’s online C.I.S. degree program, you’ll dive into coursework that’s designed to prepare you for the ever-evolving world of technology. An optional Internship and Curricular Practical Training Track offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience to supplement your classroom learning. This master’s program includes 36 credit hours across 12 total courses including:

  • BUS 560 – Organizational Dynamics
  • CS 552 – Object-Oriented Design
  • CS 553 – Networking Technologies
  • CS 616 – Data Mining

High-Paying Roles in C.I.S.

An online M.S. in Computer Information Systems will prepare you to pursue leadership roles in this rapidly expanding field. Graduate in as little as one year, ready to advance to lucrative positions with high rates of projected job growth through 2032, including computer and information systems manager (15% job growth projected) and quality assurance analyst (25% job growth projected).

With his mentorship, several of Dr. Vladimir Riabov's students have completed research projects that have been successfully implemented at local businesses, engaged Mars researchers at NASA, and contributed to other scientists' research through academic publishing and presentations. As Professor and Director of Computer Science programs, he says "I'm a very lucky person, who has had a chance to teach and supervise many talented graduate students."

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