What is the MS-MIS Degree?
If you want to take part in shaping the rapidly changing world of Information Technology, Master of Information Science program offers a unique way in which to build upon your undergraduate studies, regardless of your previous major. With its outstanding faculty and the program’s human-centered focus on Information Technology and the workplace, you will get an education that will not only prepare you to succeed in today’s job market, but gives you the type of “big picture” orientation that enables you to thrive no matter what direction tomorrow’s technology goes.
The MIS program is an interdisciplinary program designed to give you the skills in information technologies to prepare you for careers in such fields as information management, systems analysis, information brokerage, competitive intelligence, and database development. The program emphasizes the human context of current and future technology.
What is the average time of completion?
The average time of completion is about 2 years, depending on scheduling needs, prerequisites, and course requirements.
What is the course work in MIS majors?
MIS core courses are 36 hours, plus 3 hours in Writing for research. For non MIS majors, an additional 15 hours in business is required. All MIS classes require significant group projects. Project management and people issues are emphasized in the MIS courses.
What kind of careers can I have?
The MS in MIS can lead to careers such as Systems Analyst, Application Developer, System Designer/Architect, Database and Knowledge Project Manager, System Designer/Architect, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
How do I apply?
You may apply on-line, by downloading the application, or by requesting a paper copy. Applications received or completed after the deadlines will be considered on a space available basis, or you can come on campus in person.
What is the outlook for the Information Science field?
Information is fast becoming a central resource in many enterprises. There is a real need for professionals who can create, organize, and effectively manage information that people want. According to government projections, five of the twenty fastest-growing professions are information- intensive and depend heavily upon information technologies.
I am a transfer student and I have taken courses at another university equivalent to those offered by the MIS Department, do I still have to take these courses?
You can transfer up to 6 hours.
How do I register for or change my classes?
Each business student is assigned an advisor based on their last names. Each semester, you’ll get friendly and knowledgeable advice on choosing your major, course selection, and graduation requirements.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid in the form of scholarships, awards, and Pell Grant are available.