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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.

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Admission Requirements

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  • Computer Information Systems M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA.
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative).
    • GRE Essay of 3.5.
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in a related field and background in Computer Information Systems; Will accept GMAT in lieu of GRE.

    Effective Fall 2018

    • 3.0 GPA.
    • Undergraduate degree in a related field.
    • Two letters of recommendation from current or former faculty/work supervisors.

Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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

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Computer Information Systems M.S. Faculty

Said Bettayeb
Said Bettayeb

Said Bettayeb

Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281.283.3717
Email: Bettayeb@uhcl.edu
Office: B3611.14

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Sadegh Davari
Sadegh Davari

Sadegh Davari

Department Chair of Computing and Mathematics and Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3865
Email: davari@uhcl.edu
Office: D153

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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
Email: Wei@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 175

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