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Computer Science - 5 Year Bachelor's to Master's, BS to MSIS


DeSales University Computer Science majors can earn both a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) in five years. 

The combination of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Information Systems is considered one of the best ­­­­­­­­combination of degrees for current jobs, salary, and predicted job growth (Forbes, 2016).

The concentrations offered in the MSIS program (Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Data Analytics, Health Care Information Management, and Project Management) further enhance the student’s skills and marketability (Forbes, 2016).

students at computers

Admissions Requirements

Who may apply to the program?

DeSales Computer Science majors in their junior year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher in the major, a 3.0 overall, and internship or work experience.

Application Procedure

DeSales University Juniors: Computer Science majors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher, who have completed an internship or work experience, are invited to apply for admittance to the 5-Year Program by completing the application and two letters of recommendations.

This application process is available to transfer students, as well as undergraduates who have changed their academic major to Computer Science while attending DeSales University. After completion of the application process, you will receive written notification regarding your acceptance to the program. 

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MSIS graduate-level coursework commences during the fall semester of senior year.

Four graduate courses in information systems will count toward the completion of both the BS degree in computer science and the MSIS degree. The graduate course descriptions and the concentrations offered in the MSIS program may be found in the DeSales University Graduate Catalog.

Tuition & Fees

DeSales can help make your college expenses affordable through a combination of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarship resources.

Cost of attendance for undergrads for 2019-2020

Resident Students

Direct Costs Tuition - $37,200

Room and Board - $13,000
Mandatory Fees - $1,500
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200

Total = $51,900 (including freshman/transfer fees)
Indirect Costs
Books - $1,466
Personal Expenses - $2,808
Total cost for resident students: $56,174

Commuter Students

Direct Costs
Tuition - $37,200
Mandatory Fees - $1,200
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200
Total = $38,700
Indirect Costs
Books - $1,466
Personal Expenses - $2,304
Transportation Costs - $2,808
Total cost for commuter students: $45,278


Direct Costs
Tuition - $37,200
Mandatory Fees - $1,200
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200
Total = $38,700
Indirect Costs
Books - $1,466
Personal Expenses - $2,808
Transportation Costs - $2,304
Living Expenses - $7,048
Total cost for off-campus students: $52,326
*First year students are required to reside on campus or commute from home.

Parking Fee - $75

Dual Degree Undergraduate-to-Graduate Programs

If you are enrolled in an undergraduate-to-graduate degree program — for example a 5-year, 3+2, 3+3, program — the undergraduate tuition and fees apply only to the undergraduate portion of the program. As you progress into the graduate phase of your program, graduate tuition and fees apply. Please see your respective graduate program for more information. 

The financial aid process may appear overwhelming at first glance, but don't worry, we'll help you through it.

Accepted students are automatically be considered for scholarships upon receipt of a completed application and are awarded regardless of financial need. Funds for scholarships are limited, so we do encourage students to apply early.

Our comprehensive financial aid packages carefully explain the types and amounts of assistance —including federal, state, and institutional — that you may be eligible for to help cover education related expenses.

Total cost of attendance includes estimates for tuition, fees, room, board, books, and personal, transportation, and living expenses.

You can estimate your total cost of attendance with our Net Price Calculator

Karen Ruggles
If you’re interested in majoring in computer science, I definitely recommend visiting DeSales and seeing for yourself the beauty of the campus and the atmosphere. Interact with students, ask them questions, meet the faculty, sit in on a class, or go to a club meeting just to see for yourself how awesome it really is here.
Karen Ruggles, Instructor of Computer Science