The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) consists of 30 credits, all earned in coursework. 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. If some required courses are duplicative of courses that may have been taken in the student’s undergraduate degree program, those courses need not be repeated, and the student will select in consultation with the MSIS Graduate Coordinator and the Steering Committee additional approved courses to arrive at the total of 30 credit hours.
The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems is available to those students who complete the fifteen credits of required courses listed above under the MS Information Systems graduate degree program. All of the required courses should be available to the student through distance technologies at least once within any one year period. If one of the courses has been waived due to previous coursework or acquired skills, students will be required to take an appropriate replacement course as specified by the graduate coordinator in consultation with the MSIS graduate faculty. Students desiring to acquire the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems typically should apply for formal admission to the MS Information Systems program. If a student is unable to complete the full MS within a reasonable period of time, the student may request of the graduate coordinator that they are awarded the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems in lieu of completing the MSIS.
Students who are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program through the Graduate School and who wish to pursue an approved graduate certificate program simultaneously must apply for admission to the certificate program before one-half of the required credits are completed.
Degrees offered: MS, Graduate Certificate
Application deadline: Rolling
Test Required: None
Contact: Harlan Onsrud
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Website: Information Systems