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Computer Information Systems M.S.

Become the Technology Expert in your Company

We live in a technological world in which the technology footprint will continue to expand. You’ll become qualified for a key administrative position in a highly coveted company when you acquire the skills in computer technology and put them to use in commercial environments. A Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from University of Houston-Clear Lake prepares students for a multitude of careers in which technology plays a central role, with a focus on more practical applications of technology that support and add value to an organization’s products or services.

Combine Technological Competence with Managerial and Organizational Skills

This plan prepares students for key technical, administration and management positions in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, operation and management of industrial and commercial computer information systems. Among the coursework’s main objectives is to teach students how to maintain a balance between theory and practice of computer science and computer information systems. Graduates of this program will have mastered the skills needed for tomorrow's complex, technology-induced environments.

You can also choose from two specializations:

  • Data science
  • Cyber security

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Admission Requirements

Take your education to new heights in University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Learn the next steps to being admitted now.

  • Computer Information Systems M.S.
  • Admission Deadline
    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Undergraduate degree in a related field
    • Foundation Courses: High level programming language preferably an Object-Oriented programming such as Java, C++ or C#, Calculus I or Business Calculus, Modern systems Analysis and Design, Design of Database Systems, Business Data Communication, Web Application Development

Degree Requirements

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Computer Information Systems, M.S.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Computer Information Systems M.S. Faculty

Xinying Liu

Xinying Liu

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3886
Office: Delta 145

Xinying Liu Faculty Bio

Ross Niswanger
Ross Niswanger

Ross Niswanger

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3809
Office: D146

Ross Niswanger Faculty Bio

Wei Wei
Wei Wei

Wei Wei

Program Chair of Computer Information Systems and Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3732
Office: Delta 175

Wei Wei Faculty Bio