School of Computer Information Systems

School of Computer Information Systems

Put Your Innovative Mind to Work in the Information Technology Industry

Stratford’s School of Computer Information Systems is an innovative, career focused, application oriented program that will prepare you for a challenging career in Information Technology.  

The School of Computer Information Systems is dedicated to educating and training you in the principles and practices of Information Systems and Technology and to preparing you for a challenging and fulfilling career in information technology.

Our CIS programs encompass both a broad and specialized focus on technical skills and theories that are applied to the latest and most innovative hardware and software. All coursework is designed to address industry demands and will increase your marketability in the competitive job market. Each program will involve a hardware/software component from the following technologies:

  • Windows   
  • Cisco                                       
  • Oracle / SQL Server
  • SQL               
  • Linux
  • Cybersecurity
  • Microsoft
  • Java
  • Mobile
  • Web Development
  • Open Source Technologies

Stratford Produces Innovative Thinkers in Information Technology

Innovation is at the core of the Information Technology Industry. At Stratford, we provide a learning environment that breeds innovative, creative, and cutting-edge thinking among our students. That is why our School of Computer Information Systems produces some of the nation’s top minds in Information Technology. In fact, our alumni are recruited by top corporations, including:

  • Capital One
  • Elephant Auto Insurance
  • Altria
  • Mondial
  • Best Buy
  • Gallop Solutions
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)

Exceptional Degrees Offered at Stratford

Stratford University’s School Computer Information Systems offers the following Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Our extensive catalog of elective courses allows you to add a field concentration that compliments your major. For instance, many students choose to combine information technology and business to broaden their skill set. All Business School courses are available online.

Masters Degrees

Bachelors Degree

Associates Degrees

Stratford is a Microsoft IT Academy and belongs to Microsoft Dreamspark. All our courses are mapped to the leading certifications in A+, Network+, Security+, CISSP, Microsoft certifications, and others. Students are provided with the software needed to do their coursework in the labs and the ability to download software when needed.

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford’s faculty is comprised of the some of the top leaders in the computer field, both in the private and public sectors. All members of our faculty have earned a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. and have extensive industry experience from a broad range of technical professionals. In addition to leading instruction at Stratford, our faculty is comprised of practitioners in the field of information technology. With their expertise, they are equipped to teach underlying business theories, and are in tune with the skill sets and competencies required in the job market.

Our faculty members possess industry experience and research interests in the following areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Software Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity

Capstone Projects

As a CIS student at Stratford, you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned through the completion of a capstone project.  Capstone courses allow you the opportunity to pull together and build upon what you have learned in separate fields and then utilize this knowledge in the analysis and resolution of a complex business problem. These projects provide you with real-world experience as you will interact with and present your projects to professionals in business and academic communities.

The following are Capstone Projects completed by CIS students:

  • Student Registration System
  • Stratford Mobile Application
  • Scheduling Forecasting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Tracking Local Restaurants
  • Facial Recognition
  • Web Sites


You are encouraged to engage in internships during your course of study. Master’s students can participate in internships in their first quarter of enrolling with Stratford. F1 students can participate in curricular practical training (CPT) at the beginning of their programs once enrolled in a Master’s program.

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including computer labs that provide the perfect environment for examining the latest software and computer technologies. Our small class sizes allow you to benefit from low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

A Bachelor Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.