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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Department:
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems Computer Science Department
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Academically rigorous programs taught by full-time research-active faculty with terminal degrees and industry experts; world renowned university; regional accreditation; Center Academic Excellence Information Assurance; proctored exams guarantee integrity; facilitator per 15 students; media rich learning environment; simulation and virtual labs; video-collaboration tools support interactive discussions and project driven courses to develop critical thinking and team work; online student services

School type Private
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in computer information technology programs 1
Concentrations offered
Computer Programming Computer Software and Media Applications
Information Science/Studies Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Systems Analysis Computer Information Technology Administration and Management
Computer Science
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Systems Development/Management
Internet Technology
Business/Government Applications

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 27


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 8 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 25% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 9 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 11 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 58
Maximum class size 60

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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