2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Information Systems M.S.

The Master of Science in Information Systems offers students with a background in information systems the opportunity to increase their technical expertise and managerial exposure.  Students increase their knowledge in computer programming, network security and administration, analytics, database, project management, systems analysis and design, and financial modeling. Students will also develop their professionalism skills with practice and instruction in communication, teamwork, and ethics. A one-semester capstone project gives students the chance to apply their knowledge.

Requirements - M.S. in Information Systems

CIP: 110101

The primary objective of this program is to prepare students to compete in the global IT job market. To that end, our program provides:

  • A sound background in information systems fundamentals
  • Extensive hands-on practice to ensure that students have the necessary technical skills to quickly become productive employees and IS managers
  • Experience in developing and managing software projects
  • Experience in working as a lead team member on projects
  • Opportunities to use and improve communication skills, both oral and written

Students in the MSIS program study information systems analysis and design, cybersecurity, database design and development, human-computer interaction, financial decision making for information systems, and management of IT projects. Additional coursework provides students with hands-on experience in today’s major platforms – including Java, modern database engines and current project management tools.

A capstone Information Systems Development project is designed to expose the students to real world IT practices, enhancing their communication skills and preparing them to enter the job market. 

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to this program are expected to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale. In addition, applicants must have a total GRE score (verbal + quantitative) of 285. Applicants are expected to have a major or minor in an information systems, computer science, business, or engineering discipline, including coursework in:

  • Information systems
  • Statistics
  • STEM field 

Duration of Program

Students can complete this program in four semesters (16 months, including summer session).

Required Courses

CSIS 44617Information Systems Analysis and Design


CSIS 44641Developing Object-Oriented Systems with Java


CSIS 44660Database Design and Implementation


CSIS 44651Enterprise Networking and Internetworking


CSIS 44652Cybersecurity and Information Security Management


CSIS 44654Professionalism in the Information Systems Environment


CSIS 44618Project Management in Business and Technology


CSIS 44638Financial Modeling and Decision Making for IT


CSIS 44632Business Intelligence and Analytics


CSIS 44693Information Systems Capstone Project


Total Credit Hours: 30