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Master of Science in Information Systems

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The Master of Science in Information Systems program is designed for information systems professionals responsible for managing the development, acquisition, implementation, and operation of information systems in a variety of organizational settings.

In this program, you will:

  • Study information systems theory and its application to business opportunities and challenges
  • Address mission-critical issues such as strategic planning, risk management, financial considerations, project management, and quality assurance

MSIS Program

Professional information technology management is a complex field requiring a strong, interrelated combination of management and technical skills. Thus, the mission of the MSIS program is to ensure that graduates are properly educated in information systems and management theory and equipped with the skills needed to become effective, responsible, technically competent, and ethical information systems leaders and managers upon graduation. The program is offered completely online, and is tailored to those who are already working in information systems, computer science, or software engineering fields, and who have an undergraduate degree in a related technical area.

MSIS Admission Information

To be admitted into MSIS program, we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, software engineering or information technology
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in the IT field

While applications from candidates without a technical undergraduate degree are considered, very few are admitted, and none are admitted without the required work experience. With these more restrictive admission standards, we strive to maintain a higher level of education and subject discourse, with students contributing greatly to the intellectual (and practical) depth of the program.

Candidates applying for matriculation into the MSIS program must submit the following materials:

  1. The Graduate College Application (completed).
  2. Nonrefundable applications fee of $25.00.
  3. A typed essay (500-1000) words addressing the candidate’s reasons for applying to the program.
  4. Official college transcripts indicating an undergraduate degree with an information technology-related major, with a GPA at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Official college transcripts must be mailed form the institution granting the degree directly to the Center for Graduate Studies.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references. At least 2 of the references must be from professional (work-related) individuals.
  6. A current resume indicating a minimum of three years of full-time, professional work experience in information technology.
  7. GRE scores may be submitted if the candidate wants the scores considered in the admission decision.

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