Application Requirements

Graduate Computer and Information Science Programs

Admission Criteria

Some computer and information science graduate degree programs require students to have prerequisite knowledge prior to starting the program. Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor’s degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field may be required or recommended for the following programs, and a foundational graduate course may be necessary, based on education and experience.

M.S. Data Science
M.S. Information and Cyber Security
M.S. Information Technology Management
M.S. Software Engineering

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.


Prerequisite requirements can be satisfied and may be waived with a relevant bachelor’s degree or prior relevant experience in the prerequisite area.

Software Engineering
MSC 501 - Object-Oriented Programming in Java*

IT Management, Information and Cyber Security,
MSC 505 - Systems Analysis and Design*

Enterprise Systems Engineering
Foundational knowledge of IT systems

Data Science
MSC 575 - Statistical Computing

*Knowledge of Python and R programming languages may also satisfy these requirements

Application Materials
  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S.regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. You can download a transcript request form.
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard
      Mail Code: A-12
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
  • Electronic transcripts may be sent to

  • Admissions essay (Career Goal Statement). Instructions to upload your completed statement are included in the online application.
  • Current resume
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Admissions Eligibility

All completed applications for admissions will be reviewed. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 and/or those applicants who do not meet the work experience requirement will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to take one 500-level foundational course (3 credits) prior to beginning their 600-level graduate program coursework. A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in the 500-level foundational course to continue progressing through the 600-level graduate program coursework.

It is recommended that applications are submitted one month in advance of desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. Completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date.

Your application file, including all required documents, must be completed to be considered for admission. Keep in mind that classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply early for admission consideration.