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Masters Program: Message from the President

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

Message from the President

As president of the oldest private HBCU in the state of Alabama, I am pleased to announce that Talladega College was approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission On Colleges [SACSCOC] in June 2018 to offer an Online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) degree with two areas of concentration (1) Cybersecurity and (2) Health Informatics. The MSCIS is a 30-credit-hour program offered by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Computer Science. The MSCIS degree will further enhance the offerings the College has for our students and provide a viable career opportunity upon completion of the program.

As you well know, cybersecurity becomes more critical every day as major corporate and government systems face security breaches. Malware and other cybersecurity attacks can target and disable the critical infrastructure such as the main power grid. Innovative technology, imbedded in self-driving cars, takes this vulnerability to a whole new level. There is also an increased need for strong leaders to be trained to secure information systems and privacy in the healthcare industry. Additionally, the curriculum aligns with many recognized industry professional certifications in cybersecurity and health informatics, such as Security+, CISSP, PMP, CySA+, and CISM.

The new Master of Computer Science degree will increase enrollment and take the College to the next level in supporting the students of Talladega College. As a four-year liberal arts college, the new Master of Science degree is set to advance Talladega College in the world of academia as the students enrolled at Talladega College pursue educational excellence. I am pleased to congratulate the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Lisa E. Long and her team, for attaining this unique milestone as we offer Talladega College's very first Online Master of Science degree for our students!


Billy C. Hawkins, PhD

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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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