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COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCES


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Bachelor’s in Computer & Information Sciences

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From phone apps and video games to InDesign and Spotify, technology and programming is a dominant force in everyday life. There is no area it does not touch. The Master’s University offers a quality education developing individuals for each avenue of computer science and IT work. With an average class size of 10 students and invested teachers — who are currently working within their direct field — the students learn the skills needed to keep up with today’s rapidly changing technological advancements.

The goal of The Master’s University Department of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) is to prepare students to excel in an increasingly complex technical world while living lives that glorify God. CIS majors study computers both in theory and in practice, covering topics relating to software, hardware, networks, databases, the web and more. They also learn about the impact that computers are having on the world, and ways they can be used to honor Christ and Scripture.

ROOTED IN AN UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST AND THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, OUR WORLD-CLASS FACULTY AND DEDICATED ADMINISTRATION PREPARE EACH STUDENT’S HEART AND MIND FOR A LIFE OF ETERNAL INFLUENCE. - John MacArthur

A CIS degree helps to prepare students for a variety of careers, including software engineer, web developer, network administrator, systems analyst, data scientist and security specialist. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees. CIS graduates are highly sought after by employers, and projected employment positions in the field have a faster than average growth rate.


On-Campus

STUDENT LIFE

Be right at home developing meaningful, life-long relationships with like-minded Christians. Students experience a missional, gospel-centered student life both in and out of the classroom. Master’s offers a full range of facilities, resources, services, and discipleship to the approximately 1000 students on-campus.

  • Top-ranked Student Life: rated #2 Nationwide “Most Inspirational” by Wall Street Journal, and “A” Grade by Niche.com

  • #1 “Right Choice” University (Wall Street Journal 2017 & 2018)

  • Ranked among the safest campuses, and Santa Clarita consistently ranked one of the nation’s safest cities

  • 6 dorms for resident life

  • 3 Chapel services weekly for all faculty, staff and students

  • Intentional opportunities for evangelism and community outreach

  • We welcome veterans, international students, and third-culture students


Experience it all for yourself

ADMISSIONS EVENTS

Southern California: a beautiful, lively campus close to both the mountains and the beach, with endless career opportunities nearby. Prospective students and their families are invited to class-visits, 1-to-1 advising, and total-campus experiences year-round.

  • Events include Financial Aid workshops

  • View the U includes overnight stay in the dorms hosted by current students


Study & Serve Abroad

C.I.S. students have the option to study at TMU’s Israel campus, plus a wide range of study locations varying by semester including GO! and TMU Italy.

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Affordability & Scholarships

The Master’s University strives to offer students a Christ-centered education within the financial reach of all. We endeavor to keep costs as low as possible, and consequently, our tuition is among the most economical for a private university. This means paying less for school, graduating with less debt, and starting your career faster.

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Alumni & Graduate Degrees

Salary Outlook (BLS 2017): The median annual wage for software developers, applications was $101,790 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $59,870, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $160,100.

The median annual wage for software developers, systems software was $107,600 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $65,670, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $164,150.

In May 2017, the median annual wages for software developers, applications in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Software publishers $112,230
  • Manufacturing $109,070
  • Finance and insurance $105,170
  • Management of companies and enterprises $100,430
  • Computer systems design and related services $98,450

In May 2017, the median annual wages for software developers, systems software in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Manufacturing $115,420
  • Engineering services $113,500
  • Finance and insurance $109,260
  • Software publishers $108,610
  • Computer systems design and related services $106,180

For students pursuing graduate school, TMU’s 95% graduate school acceptance rate means students are very likely to be accepted to the graduate school of their choice.

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Admissions

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

  • Required Statement of Faith and Pastoral Recommendation

  • 3.6 GPA average for new applicants

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Experience this program for yourself

Prospective students and their families are invited to class-visits, 1-to-1 advising, total-campus experiences in upcoming events each Spring and Fall, including the 1/2 day Mondays@Master’s and the 2-day View the U events.

  • Events include Admissions and Financial Aid workshops
  • View the U includes overnight stay in the dorms hosted by current students
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CIS Core Courses

  • CS111 Introduction to Computer Programming & Lab (4)

  • CS122 Web Design & Programming (3)

  • CS211 Data Structures & Lab (4)

  • CS212 Computer Hardware (3)

  • CS301 Computer Application Development (3)

  • CS302 Software Development (3)

  • CS321 Operating Systems (3)

  • CS322 Networking Principles & Architecture (3)

Total core courses (26)

Computer Science Emphasis Courses

  • CIS core courses (26)

  • CS311 Computer Organization & Architecture (3)

  • CS332 Programming Languages & Systems (3)

  • CS402 Computer Algorithms (3)

  • CS492 Computer Science Senior Seminar (3)

  • MA121 Calculus I (3)

  • MA122 Calculus II (3)

  • MA253 Discrete Mathematics (3)

  • Upper division CS electives (6)

Total units required for emphasis (53)

Information Systems Emphasis Courses

  • CIS core courses (26)

  • ACC210 Accounting Fundamentals I (3)

  • MGT310 Management Theory (3)

  • MIS432 Database Management Systems (3)

  • MIS441 Web Site Administration (3)

  • MIS478 IS Internship (3)

  • MIS492 IS Senior Seminar (3)

  • Upper division IS electives (9)

Total units required for emphasis (53)


Minor in Computer & Information Sciences

The following courses are required for a minor in Computer & Information Sciences:

  • CS111 Introduction to Computer Programming & Lab (4)

  • CS122 Web Design & Programming (3)

  • CS211 Data Structures & Lab (4)

  • CS212 Computer Hardware (3)

  • CS301 Computer Application Development (3)

  • CS302 Software Development (3)

  • CS321 Operating Systems (3)

  • CS322 Networking Principles & Architecture (3)

Total units required for minor (26)

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Programs

Program Credits

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 26
Emphasis/Electives: 27

Sample Course Offerings:

  • Data Structure
  • Networking Principles and Architecture
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Windows Programming
  • Game Programming
  • Computer Algorithms
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Applications

Career Paths

  • Software Engineer
  • Cyber Security
  • Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Data Warehousing
  • Web Developer
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