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Masters Program: How to Apply

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

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Students can be admitted in the Fall, Spring-I, Spring-II, and Summer. The program has 4 entry points to provide students an opportunity to begin when they are ready.

1. Fall [October -December]:   Deadline: Deadline September 15

2. Spring I [Jan-March]: Deadline December 18

3. Spring II [April – June]: Deadline March 15

4. Summer [July – Sept]: Deadline June 15

Please be aware that financial aid deadlines may occur before the application for admission deadlines.

Review Admission Requirements

 Master of Computer Information Systems applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • The requirement for admission to  MSCIS  program is to have a  bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major of computer science, computer information systems, management information systems,  business, criminal justice,  computer professionals, or a closely related field with at least at 2.50  GPA  on a  4.0  scale.  Some   majors other than  computer  science,  computer  information  systems  or  business  will  require  some   additional   fundamental   courses   to   enhance      student   success in the  program

  • Standardized Test Scores: GMAT and GRE are not required.

  • Not Required: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is not required But a graduate student application should demonstrate the evidence of speaking and writing the English language.

  • Application Fees: A non- refundable application fee of $75.00 must be submitted with the application or call the Talladega College Business Office to submit payment (256-761- 6224). You may also mail your payment to the address listed below.

Mail to:

Talladega College

ATTN: Business Office

627 Battle Street West

Talladega, Alabama 35160

Prepare Application Materials

Two Professional Recommendations

Recommendations provide insight into your skills and expertise in the professional environment and areas where a graduate degree can help you improve. Two professional recommendations are required. You will send your recommenders' letters to

Office of Admissions

Talladega College

627 Battle Street West

Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (866) 540-3956 or (256) 761 -6235


Personal Statement / Statement of Purpose

The personal statement or Statement of purpose is a one-page letter addressing 1) why you chose our program, 2) what you hope to do with the knowledge and skills you would learn, and 3) what value you and your background would bring to the program. You will send this document to

Office of Admissions

Talladega College

627 Battle Street West

Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (866) 540-3956 or (256) 761 -6235


Current Resume

Describe the responsibilities of your professional experience and what you accomplished while in those positions; show the length of time for each position (including the month and year). International applicants, please provide the city, state, and country for your employment and academic history. You will send this document to

Office of Admissions

Talladega College

627 Battle Street West

Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (866) 540-3956 or (256) 761 -6235


Academic Performance Explanation (if GPA is below 2.5)

If your most recent degree (undergraduate or graduate) cumulative GPA is below 2.5, explain the circumstances relating to your past academic performance by writing a one-page.


Statement of Justification

(if bachelor’s degree major is other than computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, business, criminal justice, computer professionals, or a closely related field.

Explain how to maintain academic performance by writing a one-page to identify how to overcome the deficiency related to computer courses.

Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application.

Select Computer Information Systems 

 Request Transcripts

Original and official transcripts must be received from each institution you attended, including the institution from which you received your degree. Institutions may mail or email transcripts directly to the address below. If you already have sealed, official copies of your transcripts, you may mail those directly to us. (Student copies are not accepted.)

International applicants: You must submit one set of official transcripts and a degree statement with a certified translation into English from each college or university attended, or notarized/certified copies if you can't get originals. Documents must show courses and final examinations taken, marks received for each year, and degree or diploma received.

Transcripts from universities/colleges outside of the U.S. MUST be evaluated by an external credential evaluation company. Please request a course-by-course evaluation with credit hours and GPA calculation. Talladega College will accept evaluations only from any NACES member agency. Please visit to learn more about NACES and its membership.

The official transcripts should be mailed directly from your institution to the Talladega College Admission Office.  If your institution offers the option to send official transcript electronically using a secure server, please send the transcript electronically to

Office of Admissions

Talladega College

627 Battle Street West

Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (866) 540-3956

or (256) 761-6235

Start Application

Start Application

Please review deadlines and admission requirements


Apply Now!


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




Ms. Debra Simmons

Administrative Career Coach for the Master of Computer Science Program

Office Phone: 256-761-6216
Office: Sumner Hall, Room 217: Academic Affairs

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