Computer Information Systems (M.S.)


Expected Length: 1.5 years

Entry Date: Fall 2023

Credits: 30

Course Arrangement: Classes are scheduled on workdays

Language of Instruction: English

Program Description

Wenzhou-Kean University’s Computer Information Systems (Master of Science) major aims to train students to become leaders in the field of computer science and information systems, and can engage in work related to business, government, banking, e-sports, IT industry and other fields. Students can gain an in-depth understanding of different aspects of the field, and learn how to design, build and maintain complex systems, and master current related cutting-edge technologies. At the same time, the major encourages students to work closely with teachers to conduct longer-term and detailed work and research. Course modules consist of: computer information systems, advanced analytical algorithms, database systems, software engineering, software assurance, independent graduate studies in computer science, numerical analysis, computer simulation of models, network systems, artificial intelligence concepts, high-performance computing, etc. Graduates can be engaged in software engineering, information technology system development, network security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, security monitoring and other related work.

Program Strengths

  • US Degree
  • Small course sections
  • PhD-level full-time faculty and professionals with hands-on expertise in the industry
  • Collaborative student-faculty research
  • Theoretical foundations with applied and in-demand skills
  • Increased employment opportunities

Program Educational Objectives

The Master of Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree has the following program educational objectives:

  • Equip graduates with specialized computer science expertise through which the latest digital technologies can be applied, transferred, and enhanced.
  • Incorporate in graduates effective communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation skills.
  • Expose students to social and ethical issues relating to computer science and information technology, enabling them to be informed, responsible, and committed practitioners.

What You Learn

You gain the necessary tools and acquire the right skills to build a successful career in computer information systems.

  • Master software engineering and IT system development
  • Work in software quality and security assurance
  • Acquire sufficient competencies in data science
  • Delve into artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Study the latest in cybersecurity and digital forensics
  • Function effectively as an individual and on teams to accomplish shared computing design, evaluation, or implementation goals in multidisciplinary settings
  • Communicate effectively on complex real-world problems with diverse stakeholders by comprehending and writing practical reports, designing documentation, making effective presentations, and giving and receiving clear instructions.
  • Use research-based knowledge and research methods to identify, model, and solve complex computing problems, provide valid conclusions and effectively communicate results.
  • Apply and commit to the ethical principles, responsibilities, and norms of the industry and research fields.

Career Prospects

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) field is growing rapidly and changing with the emergence of new technologies. CIS aims at strengthening students’ skills across for central axis: Technology, Business, Data, and Soft skills. With that,  students will have a wide variety of potential career paths to choose from. The following is a non-exhaustive list of CIS job employment and future careers.

  • Data Scientist
  • Software Developer
  • Computer & Information Research Scientist
  • R&D Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Mobile App Developer

Admission requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a closely related field

*Applicants, if not graduated from U.S. institutions, must submit a course-by-course evaluation of their official university transcript by National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) (, such as the International Education Evaluation (IEE) or World Education Services (WES) (need to choose course-by-course evaluation).

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions attended, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Professional résumé/CV
  4. Personal statement
  5. Departmental interview may be required
  6. Official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score reports of test taken within the past two years of application

*TOEFL iBT / TOEFL at home: 79, paper-based: 550; IELTS: 6.5; Duolingo English Test: 100


Course Modules Credits (30)
Core Courses 15
Elective Courses 12
Capstone 3

*Before starting the graduate courses, the Graduate Admissions Committee of the program will fully evaluate the applicant’s academic background and determine whether the applicant needs to take prerequisite courses. The prerequisite courses include Algorithm Analysis, System Analysis and Design, Computer Security, Computer Organization and Architecture, Discrete Math, Calculus II, proficiency in Java, C++ or an equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

The Computer Information Systems (M.S.) curriculum is comprised of 30 credits. Students who complete each course requirement including the research project (CPS 5995) and achieve a grade point average (GPA) no less than 3.0 will be conferred the Computer Information Systems (M.S.) degree of Kean University.

The Campus Life and Beyond

To make the learning journey enjoyable and more effective, WKU Classrooms and research labs have been equipped with interactive learning tools and state-of-the-art computers.

WKU offers the learning experience which extends far beyond the walls of classrooms and labs. The university encourages students to get involved in students’ clubs, organizations, social activities, and services on campus.

Students at WKU are invited to conduct research and collaborate with world-class faculty and present their findings at national and international meetings, workshops, and conferences.

Student Testimonials

Latest Program News

October 14, 2022:
Man Chen, a CIS student from the cohort of 2022 has successfully delivered a workshop titled “Analysis of the time complexity of the matrix multiplication computational problem.”

October 8, 2022:
Haonan Wang, a CIS student from the cohort of 2022 has successfully delivered a workshop titled “Essentials of Cybersecurity.”

October 7, 2022:
Weiye Tang, a CIS student from the cohort of 2022 has successfully delivered a workshop titled “Matrix Multiplication problem: From design to implementation.”

September 2022: Dr. Omar Dib from the CIS program has published one US patent titled “Improved system for planning routes for users of a multimodal structured transport network”. More details can be found here

Message from the Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Omar Dib, Ph.D.

Greetings and welcome to the Master’s Program in Computer Information Systems CIS at Wenzhou Kean University.

This master’s program will prepare you for prosperous careers in the digital world, giving you the analytic and technical skills to design, build and maintain complex systems. You will gain experience, expertise, and confidence to become information technology leaders and ultimately work in the fields of gaming, business, government, banking, industry, and more.

The coursework in this program combines both the foundations of computer science with the applied and in-demand skills. Classes include Software Engineering, Analysis of Algorithms and Systems, and courses to keep up with the fast-paced world of technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Machine Learning.

In this program, you will be collaborating with brilliant, motivated, and driven classmates and international faculty members who have been carefully selected for their world-class academic and professional qualifications and achievements, as well as their collaborative culture across different research areas.

Here at WKU, you’ll find your place and your people. With our beautiful location, vibrant living spaces, international environment, and modern facilities, you will find it easy to live, make connections and build a successful career.

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*For more information of 2023 graduate admissions, please refer to the Wenzhou-Kean University Graduate Admissions Guidelines 2023.