MS in Information Systems

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Apply to the Masters in Information Systems program today at the College of Computing & Informatics. The deadlines for Fall 2022 are Saturday, August 27, 2022 for Domestic On-Campus Students; Monday, June 13, 2022 for International On-Campus Students; and Monday, August 22, 2022 for all Online Students (Domestic and International). The deadlines for Spring 2023 are Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for Domestic On-Campus Students; Wednesday, February 1, 2023 for International On-Campus Students; and Monday, March 6, 2023 for all Online Students (Domestic and International).

Drexel’s Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students with both the domain knowledge and practical competencies to compete in the ever-changing technical landscape of information system business requirements, software design and management, data-oriented informatics and user experience design. The MSIS program is ideal for those who would like to specialize in software and systems development, data analytics and knowledge management, and/or human-centered computing.

Master's in Information Systems Program Goal

Our MSIS program is designed for students with no prior background in information systems who would like an education in the latest innovative methods in data analysis and information systems, or those with knowledge of information systems who wish to refresh and update their technical design and analysis skills. The MSIS degree aims to develop professionals who are able to understand, adapt and develop new software and Web systems. Graduates hold positions such as Computer Specialist, Principal Planner for Data Management, User Experience Designer, Manager of MIS Systems, Information Systems Manager and Senior Systems Analyst.

Master's in Information Systems Program Features

  • Recently revised curriculum to meet students' needs and career goals
  • Courses integrate the business, organizational and technical aspects of information systems for a complete understanding of the integration of organizations, data science, systems engineering and human-computer interaction
  • Specialized courses focus on information and data analysis techniques to meet firms’ business intelligence needs; on the user experience in human-computer interaction to guide the design of interactive systems; and the creation and management of databases, interfaces and information systems that connect users with the information they seek
  • Incorporates a principled approach to the analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, assessment and enhancement of organizational and online community information systems
  • Practicum gives MSIS students the opportunity to gain experience within the field and use their new knowledge before graduation
  • Students have the option to pursue a dual degree program combining the MSIS with any other CCI graduate program

Take the Master’s in Information Systems Courses Part Time or Full Time

Our MSIS program is a 45 credit hour degree and can be completed:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • On Campus
  • Online

Graduate Co-Op Program Available

Cooperative education at Drexel is now available for the MS in Information Systems degree program. Graduate Co-op enables graduate students to alternate class terms with a six-month period of hands-on experience, gaining access to employers in their chosen industries.

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MS in Information Systems Course Requirements & Descriptions

Please visit Drexel's Graduate Catalog for MSIS course requirements, a sample plan of study, and course descriptions (to see course descriptions, please click on the course number under "Degree Requirements"). To find out when courses are offered, please visit Drexel's Term Master Schedule.

Sample Courses:

  • INFO 620 Information Systems Analysis & Design: Offers an advanced treatment of systems analysis and design with special emphasis on object-oriented analysis and design techniques based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Discusses major modeling techniques of UML including use-case modeling, class modeling, object-interaction modeling, dynamic modeling and state diagrams and activity diagrams, subsystems developments, logical design, and physical design.
  • INFO 633 Information Visualization: Introduces concepts and principles of information visualization from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Emphasizes the development of critical thinking and problem solving abilities in the context of information visualization. Provides exposure to current information visualization tools.
  • INFO 710 Information Forensics: Focuses on the principles and practices of the forensic investigation and analysis of information in modern organizations and distributed information systems. Includes studies of information processes, events, time measurement, casual factors, information volatility, technical and procedural forensic methods, rules of evidence and case law.

MS in Information Systems Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for MSIS.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) are suggested.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
  • Additional requirements for International Students.
  • Visit our Graduate Admissions section for application deadlines.

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