The MCIS program requires the successful completion of a minimum of 36 credits. This includes completion of a five-course core (15 credits); 6-credits of experiential learning (internships, teaching internship, research practicum, fellowship); at least six elective courses (18 credits); and participating in one MCIS colloquia event for each course taken each semester (0 credits).
The degree typically requires three terms of full-time study: 12 credits per term is the maximum course load. Study is frequently pursued on a part-time basis. Although all core course and at least 2 courses per specialized track are scheduled during the evening hours or online each semester, some electives are only offered in afternoons.
Up to 6 credits may be applied from another program outside of MCIS. Students may transfer up to 6 credits of graduate coursework toward the degree if credits were earned within the past 3 years, if the coursework translates directly to the student's development and preparation in the MCIS program, and only if the student achieved a grade of A in this coursework. A syllabus for each course should be forwarded to the Program Director for consideration of transfer.
In all cases, however, each degree student must earn 30 credits within the program.
There are no language or mathematics requirements for this degree.
About International Students
If you are an international student you should visit the CIFSS (Center for International Faculty and Student Services) website: http://internationalservices.rutgers.edu/
On that website you will find specifics about rules that apply to you concerning your Visa status; special forms; orientation; international advisers; special rules concerning employment and internships among many other pieces of information.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE all international MCIS students to attend an orientation session as early in or before their first semester of study.