Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.)

Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.)

Purpose of the Program

The Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.) is a 36 hour program consisting of courses designed to prepare students for success in the dynamic field of information technology.  Students in the M.S.I.S. program are exposed to a balanced combination of managerial and technical topics.  Graduates gain the skills and knowledge necessary to understand, develop, implement and manage information systems in all types of industries and organizations. 

Length of Program

The program consists of 36 graduate semester hours including the successful completion of a capstone project. Classes meet once per week for two hours and forty minutes.  Spring and fall terms run 16 weeks; a summer term runs 4 weeks (meets 4 times per week) or 8 weeks (meets twice per week). Selected courses are offered in online or hybrid format. 


Undergraduate coursework in the areas of programming, design and database or equivalent work experience. 

Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cummulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Candidates lacking sufficient GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. See the admissions section of this catalog for admission application procedures and costs. 

Graduation Requirements

  • A G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher for all M.S.I.S. courses must be earned.
  • All M.S.I.S. courses must be successfully completed within 5 years of starting the M.S.I.S. program.

3.0 GPA and Academic Probation

Students dropping below a cumulative 3.0 GPA are placed on academic probation. While on academic probation students are limited to 9 academic hours per semester and required to earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 for courses taken during academic probation. Failure to achieve a 3.0 GPA for semesters during academic probation result in academic suspension, a one-semester minimum dismissal from the program.

Degree Requirements

View degree plan.


Total Credit Hours:24

Semester One Classes

BADM 6305Information Systems Management


BCIS 6323Enterprise Systems


BCIS 6320Database Development and Administration


BCIS 6360Applied Programming


Semester Two Classes

BCIS 6322Analysis, Modeling and Design


BCIS 6370Information Systems Security


BCIS 6375IT Infrastructure


BCIS 6395Systems Development