The MS and Graduate Certificate programs in Information Systems focus on technical, managerial, and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations.
Master of Science in Information Systems
The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is a 30 credit program that can be completed online or on-campus and is designed to prepare individuals from diverse fields to meet the growing demand for high-level information system skills. The program consists of five three-credit required core courses and a minimum of fifteen additional credits from a list of elective courses approved for the program drawn from a range of disciplines.
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems is a 15 credit program that can be completed online or on-campus. The certificate utilizes the same required curriculum for the MS and is designed to serve as a pathway for students interested in continuing onto the MS.
- Applicants must have a four-year US bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or a four-year international equivalent and should have completed a university course in Algebra
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
- Previous programming courses or experience are recommended but not required
Careers in Information Systems
At UMaine, our graduate Info System programs produce individuals who can make significant contributions to economic development by ensuring that businesses have the expertise needed to remain competitive. The demand for graduates of graduate-level information systems programs both in-state and nationally is high. Forbes Magazine recently listed Information Systems as one of the best Master’s Degree for jobs. Our graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions such as systems analyst, security analyst, database administrator, and information systems manager. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) asserts that employers prefer to place individuals with their Master’s in Information Systems in supervisory positions and that, “[e]mployment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.”
NOTE: If you are an international student who is interested in pursuing any of our graduate certificate programs, please contact Katy Blackmer BEFORE applying.
Degrees offered: MS, Graduate Certificate
Program Format: On Campus or Online
Application deadline: Rolling
Test Required: None
Contact: Kate Beard & Silvia Nittel
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Program Website: Information Systems
Accelerated Program Information for UMaine Undergraduates
Major Pathways: Any Undergraduate Degree
Accelerated Program Deadline:
Middle of the first semester of junior year