College of Computer Studies

Graduate Programs

Conduct exciting research in a world class university and have the opportunity to take courses and do research in many of the emerging interdisciplinary fields associated with computing and information and communications technology.

Our Programs

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Advance your career and conduct research in software engineering, IT management, or digital media.

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
  • Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Master of Computer Science (MCS)
  • Master of Information Technology (MIT)
  • Master of Information Management (MIM)
Length 2 years
Indicative Fees P1500/unit


Master of Science in Computer Applications (MSCA)

Admission Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree, from a recognized institution is required for admission to a master’s program or doctoral program, respectively.
  2. For an applicant to a master’s program, an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 or better, and for an applicant to a doctoral program, a GPA of 1.75 or better in the master’s program; or some evidences of potential ability to pursue a graduate degree, e.g., excellent performance in teaching or research.
  3. Evidence of suitable background or its equivalent in the degree sought.

Other Requirements

Submit two sets of documents to the program coordinator, each containing the following items:

  1. Accomplished admission form
  2. Original Transcript of Records (one copy is a Certified True Copy)
  3. Transfer credentials/Honorable dismissal (for non-MSU alumnus) – (one is a Certified True Copy)
  4. 2” x 2” picture attached to the application for admission form
  5. Official receipt of the admission fee (one copy only)
  6. Duly sealed two (2) letters of recommendation from former professors or experts in your field.
  7. Authenticated/Certified true copy of marriage certificate (for married women)
  8. Concept paper
  9. Personal statement

Admission Procedure

The student is required to prepare the following documents/items:

  1. Two (2) sets photocopies of Transcript of Records (TOR) for the College/Center and one (1) set certified true copy for the Office of the Institute Registrar (OIR).
  2. Two (2) pcs 2×2 ID picture attached in each of the application forms for the College/Center and another two (2) pcs (with name at the back) for the OIR.
  3. Two (2) photocopies of Transfer Credential/Honorable Dismissal for the College/Center and one (1) original copy for the OIR (required only to non-MSU-IIT alumnus).
  4. Two recommendation forms from former Professors or experts in the field of specialization sought; see Guidelines on Forms, re: “Recommendation Form for Admission to a Graduate Program”;.
  5. Official Receipt for admission fee to be paid at the Cashier’s Office (secure billing statement from the program adviser/coordinator).
  6. Photocopy of marriage certificate (for married women) for the OIR.

Once the above documents/items are prepared, the student should accomplish the following:

  1. FFill up 2 sets of “Application for Admission to a Graduate Program” forms and submit these, together with items 1-5 above, to the Program Adviser/Coordinator stationed at the College/Center;
  2. Program Adviser/Coordinator evaluates application and interviews applicant (an admission exam with appropriate fees may be administered in some programs);
  3. Program Adviser/Coordinator signs the forms and endorses the two (2) sets of application documents to the College/Center;
  4. The Dean/Director signs the two sets of application forms and issues Notice of Admission. Copies of the Notice of Admission are attached to the application documents.
  5. One (1) set of the application document is filed at the College/Center. The other set is returned to the Program Adviser/Coordinator for filing in the Department.
  6. Student gets a copy of the Notice of Admission and proceeds to Program Adviser/Coordinator for enrolment.

For International Students

In addition to the basic admission requirements established by the Institute, foreign students must:

  1. Provide evidence of English proficiency in the form of at least minimum passing score in TOEFL or other English proficiency tests.
  2. Complete the sequence of preparatory studies required for university admission.
  3. Request that each school they attended mail their academic records or transcripts directly to the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts must include the dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, studies and grades obtained, rank in class when possible, and the grading system used. Reports of examinations taken and a final average should be included. All these records must be official documents. Only certified copies or the originals will be accepted for review. These official documents must have an official seal and signed in ink by the appropriate official from the institution(s), such as the registrar. If the school(s) is/are unable to mail the original official documents, exact copies certified by an appropriate official from the institution may be sent.
  4. All documents must be accompanied by an official English translation if they appear in another language. Transfer credits are awarded at the Institute’s discretion. All documents received become a part of the permanent student record at the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology and cannot be released.
  5. Pay all tuition and fees in full at the time of enrolment. Payment must be made in full in US dollars or equivalent. Students also must pay the following items:
    1. Application fee of $25.
    2. Tuition and other miscellaneous fees set by the Institute for all students. These fees vary by courses enrolled in.
    3. Alien student fee per semester:
      1. Non-resident: $500.00
      2. Resident: $250.00