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Masters Program: Degree Overview

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS)

Degree at a Glance

Degree at a Glance




     -30 credits


     -$650 per credit

     -Financial aid is available; eligibility determined on an individual basis


     -Can be completed in as few as 18 months

Degree awarded

     -Master of Computer Information Systems 

          -Cybersecurity Concentration

          -Health Informatics Concentration

          -Thesis Option

          -Non-Concentration Option

Offered by

     -Department of Computer Science

Online Master’s in Computer Information Systems 

Gain the tools to build or advance your career in computer information systems and keep up with the technology as it changes. This CIS degree program uses a cutting-edge curriculum in information technology, cybersecurity, and health informatics to help you meet the demands of the fast-paced and challenging field of CIS.

The online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) degree has four options available: Cybersecurity concentration, Health Informatics concentration, thesis option, and non-concentration option. The MSCiS is a 30-credit-hour program offered by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the Department of Computer Science. 


Cybersecurity and health informatics are lucrative fields that offer tremendous opportunities for professional growth. There are currently 300,000 cyber job openings across the U.S., and the demand for individuals trained in health informatics continues to grow.  As technology evolves and cyber threats increase, the need for individuals with the cutting-edge skills you will acquire in Talladega’s MSCIS program will increase exponentially. 


Our curriculum has been carefully designed to align with many recognized industry professional certifications in cybersecurity and health informatics, including Security+, CISSP, PMP, CySA+, and CISM.


We carefully designed an 11-week semester system that will allow you to reach your goals and complete your graduate degree in as little as 18 months.


The computer information systems master’s offers:

  • Excellent job placement: Talladega College Career service will help to place graduates of this master program in the IT field.
  • Flexibility: Study full- or part-time, with degree completion in as few as 18 months or with the flexibility to take up to 2-1/2years.
  • Opportunity: Move into a new career or strengthen your position in your current career as the program is designed for both non-IT and IT professionals.

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October 12 – December 28, 2020

Spring I:

January 11 – March 29, 2021

Spring II:

April 12 – June 28, 2021


July 12 – September 27, 2021


October 11 – December 27, 2021




Teresa Garrett

Administrative Career Coach for the Master of Computer Science Program

Office Phone: 256-761-6207
Office: Savery Library, Main Office

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