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Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS) University of Alabama In Huntsville

USA

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Summary

The purpose of the MS-IS degree program is to prepare students to enter the information technology (IT) profession in a wide variety of positions. While the curriculum emphasizes both managerial and technical aspects of IT, its overall structure is designed to prepare students for a career leading to managerial- and/or executive-level positions related to IT and Business Information Systems. Students will learn to design, implement, and operate information systems with the purpose of providing organizational decision-makers with the information needed to manage effectively and efficiently. In addition, students will learn to obtain new business insights by using various business analytics and data management tools.

Program prerequisites are kept to a minimum and the program is designed to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

The MS-IS program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework. The coursework includes an 18 credit hour core that is required of all students, nine credit hours of directed electives, and three credit hours of business electives. The directed elective choices are designed to provide students a broader understanding of multiple business functions normally expected for executive-level positions in an organization.

Thesis Option

A thesis option is available. Students interested in this option should contact the both the faculty member who the student wants to serve as the thesis advisor and the Director of Graduate Programs in the College of Business before completing 12 hours of graduate study. If selected, the student will register for the IS 699 Master’s Thesis course for 6 credit hours in lieu of 6 credit hours of directed and business electives.

Transfer Credit

Up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit taken at other universities may be transferred to meet MS-IS degree requirement. Inquiries about the transferability of specific courses should be directed to the Director of Graduate Programs, who will consult with the IS faculty to determine whether the content of the class will be accepted for transfer credit.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS).

Online/Distance (30 credit hours of course work)

Tuition fees

$24,430.00 (18,47,336) per year

From

19-Aug-20

Venue

University of Alabama in Huntsville

301 Sparkman Drive,

HUNTSVILLE,

Alabama,

35899, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an approved institution.

To qualify for unconditional admission, applicants must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

1. Have a minimum grade-point average of B (3.0) on the undergraduate record, and

2. Have a minimum total score of 300 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a minimum score of 3.0 on the analytical writing portion. For business, applicants must have a minimum total score of 500 on the GMAT.

In order to be considered for admission to degree programs with no additional English language training required, applicants must meet the following minimums on the TOEFL or IELTS.

TOEFL (iBT): all sub-scores greater than or equal to 18 OR

IELTS: all sub-scores greater than or equal to 6.0

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