The MCIS Department makes every effort to provide its students and faculty with the tools and support needed to succeed in their endeavors. These resources are available at no cost and range from cutting edge technology and technical support to one-on-one tutoring in math and computer science.


Math Tutoring

Math Lab

The MCIS Department provides a free tutoring service for students at the university. Students receive one-on-one tutoring from faculty and graduate assistants in the department. Please visit the Math Lab web page for more information.

Math Placement

The MCIS Department offers a math placement exam. Please visit the Math Placement web page for more information.

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Computer Science

Student Software Checkout

The MCIS Department maintains a license agreement with the Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance. Under this agreement, faculty and students in the department have access to all Microsoft development tools, operating systems, and server software. If you already have an MSDNAA account, the software is availabe for download or CD check-out at Microsoft's e-academy. A complete list of the contents of our software subscription can be found at the MSDNAA subscription page, though only a few have been made available for distribution. Select the subscription level to be "MSDN Academic Alliance" and click "Get Shipment Contents". To request the availability of additional software, or to request an account, please contact Petrica Trifas. Be sure to provide your name, JSU email address, and student number in your correspondence.

Note: When you log in to MSDN Academic Alliance Software Center you will have the option to check out a software CD or purchase a copy of it. In case that you want to just check it out, which is free of charge, you have to select the software product from the Search Drop Down List. If you would like to get your own personal copy for a small fee, you can click on the product icon displayed in the main page.

MFAT Study Guide

As part of the assessment of our Computing and Information Sciences program, the department requires each graduating senior in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems to take the corresponding Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT). These exams cover all the courses that are required for the major. To help students prepare for these exams, the department has created a study guide for both the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems MFAT.

Studio Guide

Every graduate student seeking a Masters of Science in Computer Systems and Software Design must complete a two-semester studio component. For more information, students may consult a working version of the department's Studio Guide.

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