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MS Information Systems

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is a STEM-designated program that trains students for the “top in-demand jobs”.

  • Develop an advanced understanding of information systems management, IT application development, business intelligence and e-business in the digital economy.
  • Acquire data analytics, business application programming, and systems analysis and design skills to tackle real-world business and information challenges.
  • The program is 30-units, cohort-based, and lock-step sequence of courses.

The program is offered in two tracks, accelerated (21 months) and professional (24 months).   

Program Snapshot


What is Included?


Students are required to participate in a two-day orientation. The focus of the orientation is to prepare the student to work in teams, master the Harvard case discussion method, learn how to use Excel, and begin the program as well preparing for their career post-graduation. During the orientation, students get to know faculty, fellow students and alumni of the program and begin to work as teams. The orientation is included in the cost of the program.

Tuition is $1,050 per unit or $31,500 for the entire program.  This includes tuition, books, parking, the program orientation and any software that is required for the program.

Career Services

Career planning and management are an important benefit of the MS IS program.  Students begin their career planning after they have been admitted and support continues for up to a year after graduation.  Students work with a career advisor on identifying career goals and developing a job search strategy, as well as resume writing, interviewing and other important career skills.

Culminating Experience

Students work with faculty and practitioners on a final project.  Students learn hands-on and field test approaches to planning, executing, and managing information systems projects.  Opportunities are provided to acquire and practice software project management, requirements analyses, systems design, and prototype construction.

Program Requirements

Please review Admission Information for General Application Requirements for the program.