Looking for a credible online program? Prepare to Lead & Serve at Milligan.
“CIS” is now “IS”
Updated curriculum with new focus in web development, systems development and management, and cybersecurity.
- 100% online
- Complete in as little as 5 semesters
- Tuition is lower than traditional classes
- Solve real world problems
- All courses totally online; take one at a time or more if you like
- Complete your first degree, a second degree, or certificate
- Get a free personalized degree plan
- Accredited, nationally respected university
We have had a successful on-campus experience in 2020-21, with relatively low virus numbers. Our Fall 2021 semester also will be offered on-campus. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus community, where we provide a distinctive educational experience while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. See our COVID-19 response plan »
The program in Information Systems (IS) (previously Computer Information Systems) is for non-traditional students or working professionals interested in expanding their skill set and careers as programmers/analysts, lead programmers, management information systems directors, security and network directors, and systems project leaders for applications in business, industry, and government.
Degree or certificate options are available. Students can complete the 42 credit hour IS major in the comfort of their own home or office. Courses are not cohort-based, allowing students to take just one class or complete the major requirements in as few as five semesters or at their own pace. No previous college experience is required to begin the IS-major.
IS-M courses, which follow the ACM Curricular Model, mirror those available to traditional, on-site students at Milligan. The major encompasses all aspects of the IS discipline. Course work emphasizes systems analysis and design, programming, and information assurance while offering courses in cyber security, systems design, and web development. Hands-on labs use virtual simulations and collaborative software.
On-site and online IS courses are taught simultaneously within each 15-week semester. Courses are delivered to the student via Milligan’s Internet course management system and the technology development lab, using a server dedicated to facilitate student access to software supplied by Milligan to enrolled students.
- No prior college credit or nowhere near 40 hours? Ask about our IS-Business program »
- Some college but want to complete your business degree? Ask about our Business degree completion program »
Milligan’s online Information Systems (IS-Mobile) program was ranked No. 16 in the nation by ComputerScienceOnline.org, a website devoted to help those seeking a future in the tech industry. Milligan’s IS-M program was evaluated on a number of criteria and metrics including online tuition cost compared to other programs, student-faculty ratio, six-year graduation rate, percentage of students receiving financial aid, academic and career counseling services, and the number of online computer science-related bachelor’s programs.
Tuition for the program is one of the most economical programs in our region and is even priced below the local state university rate. Students in this program are eligible to apply for state and federal tuition assistance programs and for employer reimbursement when applicable. Read more about cost and financial aid here »
Milligan University has earned the respect of employers locally and throughout the U.S. Our graduates are leaders in many Tri-Cities corporations and organizations. In Milligan’s program, you’ll learn from experienced faculty who are respected and caring Christian scholars committed to scholarship, excellence in teaching, and the faith development of their students.
Teaching you is more than a job to our faculty—it’s a mission. They are dedicated teachers, experienced professionals, and trusted mentors who invest time, energy, and ideas to inspire you and help you reach your highest potential. It’s not just a degree. It’s your future.
Milligan also offers you a “support team” in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies that is experienced and ready to help. We care about your success. We’ll work with you from your first question to graduation. We’ll help you develop a degree plan that makes the most of your time and money. We provide an orientation to our campus and to the program prior to your first class. We do our best to make your life easier.
A Top Field for Proven Growth
The information systems (IS) major, a requirement for many information systems (IS) positions, is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers, such as programmers, network managers, management information systems directors, and systems project leaders for applications in business, industry, and government. Even in a difficult economy, careers in information systems (IS) are ranked among the top fields for expected growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that several careers in the computer field requiring a bachelor’s degree will grow faster than other occupations requiring the same level of education.
Early Acceptance Program: MSIS
The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) provides Milligan University undergraduate students with a unique financial and academic opportunity to apply and commit early to the MSIS in order to receive lower tuition rates and secure their spot early in the program. Learn more »