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    nyvrem is offline Registered User
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    Looking for Masters in CIS/MIS programs for non majors.

    Can anyone recommend some CIS /MIS programs for non IT majors ?
    Intend to enter the IT field in the future, thought of taking a CIS /MIS masters rather than a 2nd degree in computer science or IT.
    Cost not a factor, but I'm ruling HES out since I'm not up for spending a term there to do a physical class.


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    Hi nyvrem,

    We are in the same boat, and I have been looking into the same question. So far I have been taking some basic courses at Udacity and Coursera to familiarize myself with the concepts. There are two highly ranked programs that offer degrees geared for non-CS bachelors recipients. Downsides is 1) Residency Required 2) GRE Required.

    1) Masters of Computer Information Technology at UPenn CIS - MCIT Program Overview
    2) Masters of Computer Science at U Chicago About | Masters Program in Computer Science | The University of Chicago

    I have been working on my first MA and MBA in residence in California, and I am not sure whether I will take the jump to do a program somewhere completely different. There is also a program at Taft U as well. If anyone else has any recommendations regarding secondary masters, I am more than happy to hear. Myself, I am not interested in doing a second bachelors degree in computer science as most recommend. If you already have a Bachelors, why go back?

    Good Luck
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    No clue why my first post hasn't appeared yet. But I found two new programs for us to look into besides the UPenn MS in CIT.

    Bellevue University MS in CIS - Computer Information Systems Degree - Master of Science | Bellevue University
    You have to take three prerequisite classes, but it is better than most of the brick and mortar schools I have looked at. One, University of Illinois -Springfield requires like 15 prerequisite classes. For that you might as well just pick up a second bachelors anyways.

    Colorato Technical University MS in CS - Online Master's Degree in Computer Science | CTU
    CTU is for-profit but I have heard good reviews. Additionally they have a Computer Engineering Degree and Doctorate in Computer Science . Please keep me posted on other programs of the like.

    Staffordshire MSc in Computer Science - Computer Science MSc, Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
    There was another thread on here that said you could pick it up for 7K. I have been playing around with the idea of going for this specific program.

    There is also an MBA , DBA, and PhD in Applied Computer Science at Northcentral University. Judging by the course requirements there is no requirement for a bachelors in computer science
    I hope this helps, tell me what you decide on, we may end up applying to the same program lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simurgh View Post
    No clue why my first post hasn't appeared yet. But I found two new programs for us to look into besides the UPenn MS in CIT.

    Bellevue University MS in CIS - Computer Information Systems Degree - Master of Science | Bellevue University
    You have to take three prerequisite classes, but it is better than most of the brick and mortar schools I have looked at. One, University of Illinois -Springfield requires like 15 prerequisite classes. For that you might as well just pick up a second bachelors anyways.

    Colorato Technical University MS in CS - Online Master's Degree in Computer Science | CTU
    CTU is for-profit but I have heard good reviews. Additionally they have a Computer Engineering Degree and Doctorate in Computer Science . Please keep me posted on other programs of the like.

    Staffordshire MSc in Computer Science - Computer Science MSc, Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
    There was another thread on here that said you could pick it up for 7K. I have been playing around with the idea of going for this specific program.

    There is also an MBA , DBA, and PhD in Applied Computer Science at Northcentral University. Judging by the course requirements there is no requirement for a bachelors in computer science
    I hope this helps, tell me what you decide on, we may end up applying to the same program lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airtorn View Post
    Give your posts a little time to get through moderation.
    Thanks airtorn for letting my posts through and for protecting this forum. You are the man. :)

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