Graduate Programs

The Anderson College of Business and Computing focuses on the integration of business and the technological challenges of information sciences. The Master of Science program is designed for aspiring business leaders and the working computer information professional or the professional in any industry who needs to gain business and/or computer and information knowledge in order to achieve business goals. Students have the opportunity to focus their study in The Master of Business Administration Program, the Master of Nonprofit Management, or one of the following Master of Science degree areas:

The current and future needs of business and computer information professionals are addressed by providing curriculum with a solid foundation in business, computing, systems thinking, communications and project/team skills for the rapidly changing environment. Many Anderson College of Business and Computing faculty work full-time in the industry, contributing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the classroom. Additionally, faculty members have considerable teaching experience with traditional and post traditional learners.

Anderson College of Business and Computing Graduate Admissions Requirements

Graduate Application Process:

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution.
  • If the baccalaureate degree has been completed and the degree has not been conferred, evidence that the undergraduate degree requirements will be met no later than August of the current year.
  • Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution to the Regis University Office of Admissions.
  • Current resume

Some Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate programs of study may impose additional requirements for admission. Check with the Admissions office for the latest requirements.

Once all documentation has been received, an admissions committee reviews the application and makes an admission recommendation. (Additional evidence of potential for success may be required at the discretion of the committee).

Note: Applicants without degrees or experience in a related field may be required to take prerequisite coursework. All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.

The Fast Forward Program: Pursuing a Master Degree as an Undergraduate

Anderson College undergraduate students can pursue one of the Anderson College master’s degrees while earning their undergraduate degree. Using our Fast Forward program, qualified undergraduates can take up to four graduate courses (12 credits) as part of fulfilling their undergraduate degree requirements.

Anderson College undergraduates can apply in their junior or senior year for admittance into any Anderson College graduate program (MS, MBA, MNM). See the Fast Forward Admission Criteria in the Undergraduate Degree section above.

Admission through Undergraduate Progression

An applicant may be admitted provisionally based on meeting the requirements for admission and is eligible to begin classes but must complete outstanding prerequisite courses within a defined timeframe after enrollment, to continue at Regis. Should the outstanding prerequisite course(s) within the defined timeframe not be completed, the student will not be able to enroll for future classes at Regis within that program. It is up to the college and specified program requirements to determine the timeframe after enrollment for prerequisite course completion.

Anderson College Graduate Program Charges for the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year

Charge Amount
Master of Business Administration Programs (per semester hour) $1,051
Master of Nonprofit Management (per semester hour) $727
Master of Science
Data Science
Health Informatics
Information and Cyber Security
Information Systems
Organizational Leadership
Software Engineering
General Fee (per semester hour) $70
Wellness Offset Fee (per course, excludes online courses) $45
Technology Fee (per semester hour) $20
Course Material Fee (per semester hour)1 $35
Returned Check Fee (per return) $20
Graduation Application Fee $50

Opt-Out available

The tuition, fees, and other charges previously described are good-faith projections for the academic year. They are, however, subject to change from one academic term to the next as deemed necessary by the University in order to meet its financial commitments and fulfill its role and mission.

Computer Requirement

All students are expected to have ready access to a personal computer with word processing, spreadsheet, graphics/presentation software, a microphone, a webcam, speakers, and Internet connectivity. Microsoft Office Suite is recommended, available for admitted students to download from Regis’ ITS Help Center and available on all campus lab computers. Selected courses may be enhanced with the use of e-mail and other distance learning technologies to communicate and exchange learning materials.

Student Success

Students are assigned an academic success coach upon admission to the program. Advisors counsel students on meeting the requirements for the graduate program; however, it is the student’s responsibility to schedule coaching discussions and to complete all degree requirements.

Course Overload

The Master of Science degrees consist of 10-12 courses. Students may take three courses (nine semester hours) in any semester (there are two academic periods per semester), as long as all prerequisites are met. To take four courses (12 semester hours) during any semester (considered an overload) requires prior approval of the Associate Dean. Students may not take more than two courses per academic period. Overload is not permitted until the fourth course. Ordinarily, only students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.500 and no grades of Incomplete are eligible for an overload. Graduate Overload forms may be obtained from the Anderson College of Business and Computing. The upper portion of the form is to be completed by students and submitted to the Anderson College of Business and Computing at least 30 days prior to registering for the course. Students receive written approval or denial of this request. Requests to take three graduate courses during one academic period are not approved.

Degree Completion Requirements

The degree completion process is designed to have students apply their course work to a meaningful, broad reaching effort. Students can choose from up to three different options; including a Graduate Capstone, a two course Practicum, or an applied research Thesis. A range of flexibility is provided regarding what the study can involve. Each evaluation option provides students with a comprehensive mechanism for applying the knowledge from their program of study to define and solve a real world problem.

Graduate Capstone

Certain degrees require a Graduate Capstone. The Graduate Capstone varies based on the degree program. Some capstones require working on a team that defines a problem and designs a solution for a simulation or a client. This team effort requires both team collaboration and individual contributions, which are presented in written and real time presentation formats. Individuals are graded on their team and individual contributions.


Certain graduate programs provide a practicum to satisfy the degree requirements. The practicum for each degree consists of two courses in which students use their program knowledge to develop systems and/or provide operational support. Students prepare a final report and present to a faculty panel. Practicum details vary based on the program. Note that the practicum does not require an extra class for the degree. The first practicum course counts as one of the degree elective courses.


Certain degrees require a thesis. The thesis is designed to have students apply their course work to a meaningful, broad reaching investigation. The study should be of interest to the student from both a professional and academic viewpoint. A range of flexibility is provided regarding what the study can involve. The student selects a primary faculty advisor based on the faculty’s knowledge of and/or interest in the subject matter focus on the student’s project.

The paper that is produced by the student is an academically rigorous analysis of the student’s study and should be on average between 40-100 pages of text that include illustrations, diagrams, etc. The paper is published electronically in the Regis University Library, therefore, information in the paper must be publishable.

The presentation of the paper and study takes the student approximately 30-45 minutes followed by a 15-20 minute question and answer period from a faculty panel.

Enrollment in a thesis course requires faculty advisor and instructor approval.


Students graduate the semester that all requirements are met and documentation of such is received in the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline. Graduation requirements include:

  • Satisfactory completion of required academic coursework.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.000.
  • Satisfactory completion of a master’s project.

Incomplete grades, falling below the required cumulative grade point average, late application for graduation, or late receipt of transcripts of transfer credit may delay graduation and awarding of the degree to a subsequent semester.

For additional information on Commencement and Graduation, refer to the General Information section of this Catalog.

Cross Registration

Anderson College of Business and Computing policy provides students with the opportunity to transfer up to six credit hours of graduate course work into the student degree plan. Generally, this policy is used to accept course work completed prior to admission into the program. However, under special circumstances, students have the opportunity to complete work in other Regis graduate programs while enrolled in the Anderson College of Business and Computing and receive credit for the courses toward degree requirements.

To register for non-Anderson College of Business and Computing courses, a student must meet all requirements of the program whose course work is taken. Suitability of course work from other Regis graduate programs for Anderson College of Business and Computing credit depends on several factors: relevance of the course to the students’ needs and goals; compatibility of the course with the Anderson College of Business and Computing mission and goals; fit of the course into the requirements of a student’s field of emphasis; and suitability of the course for credit in the area of business and computing. Approval for transfers under this policy must be obtained from the student’s faculty advisor prior to registration.

Students enrolled in other Regis University graduate programs and in good standing may register for Anderson College of Business and Computing courses, either classroom-based or online. To do so the student must have approval from their faculty advisor in the program in which the student is currently enrolled and obtain written approval from the appropriate Anderson College of Business and Computing department chair or program director.

Courses eligible for cross registration include all Anderson College of Business and Computing courses for which there is no prerequisite requirement. If a student wishes to enroll in a course for which one or more prerequisite courses exist, the student must satisfy all prerequisite requirements before he/she will be permitted to enroll. Permission to enroll in courses does not guarantee that the course can be transferred to the student’s primary degree program.

Degree Requirements

The Anderson College of Business and Computing degree requires the successful completion of a total of 30-36 semester hours of graduate courses (600/6000-level). Students must complete all Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate degree requirements within four years from the date of the student’s approved degree plan. During that four-year period, students are permitted to benefit from any policy changes (e.g., transfer credit policy changes; does not include degree requirement changes) that were implemented since the degree plan signing. If the degree plan expires before the student has completed all degree requirements, to complete the degree, the student must sign a current degree plan and is held to any degree requirement changes associated with the current degree plan.

Prerequisite Requirements for Data Science, Health Informatics, Information, Information Systems, and Software Engineering

Prior knowledge in programming, systems analysis and database applications or successful completion of specified courses are necessary before enrolling in Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate level courses.

Students may be required to take one or more of the following prerequisite courses:

MSC 500 Programming Through Game Development
MSC 501 Object-Oriented Programming in Java
MSC 505 Systems Analysis and Architecture
MSC 575 Statistical Computing

Note:  Prerequisite courses are not calculated into degree requirements and vary by degree program. The student should check with their graduate academic success coach for appropriate selection.