MS in Information Systems Overview The accredited Master of Science in Information Systems degree program trains systems specialists with the latest technology and techniques to help IT professionals transform their digital platform. The curriculum teaches the application of new technology to today's most pressing computer and information systems problems. Graduates of the program assume senior roles in areas such as information systems analysis and design, requirements engineering, software programming, interface design, and information resources management.Professional Knowledge for Real-World ApplicationPrincipled Approach - Curriculum focuses on analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, assessment, and enhancement of large-scale information systemsCareer-Oriented - Designed for practicing information systems specialistsDistinguished Faculty - Taught by the faculty of Drexel University's College of Computing and InformaticsHighly Interactive - Drexel's online learning method is designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for the working professionalFlexible - Complete the program at a pace that fits your lifestyle, from one course per term up to a full time credit load (9 or more credits per quarter)Credit for Work ExperienceYou have the opportunity to apply for up to 9 credits based on previous work experience. Spring 2016 will be the last term Credit for Work Experience is accepted for this program.Download PDF request form with instructionsState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum Required Courses INFO 530Foundations of Information Systems3.0INFO 532Software Development3.0INFO 605Introduction to Database Management3.0INFO 608Human-Computer Interaction3.0INFO 614Distributed Computing and Networking3.0INFO 620Information Systems Analysis and Design3.0INFO 630Evaluation of Information Systems3.0INFO 638Software Project Management3.0INFO 646Information Systems Management3.0Distribution Requirements12.0Select four of the following: INFO 540Perspectives on Information Systems INFO 606Advanced Database Management INFO 607Applied Database Technologies INFO 610Analysis of Interactive Systems INFO 611Design of Interactive Systems INFO 612Knowledge Base Systems INFO 613XML and Databases INFO 616Social and Collaborative Computing INFO 617Introduction to System Dynamics INFO 622Content Representation INFO 624Information Retrieval Systems INFO 625Cognition and Information Retrieval INFO 626Language Processing INFO 627Requirements Engineering and Management INFO 628Information Systems Implementation INFO 629Concepts in Artificial Intelligence INFO 631Information Technology Integration INFO 633Information Visualization INFO 634Data Mining INFO 636Software Engineering Process I INFO 637Software Engineering Process II INFO 648Healthcare Informatics INFO 653Digital Libraries INFO 655Intro to Web Programming INFO 657Digital Library Technologies INFO 658Information Architecture INFO 710Information Forensics INFO 712Information Assurance INFO 714Information Systems Auditing INFO 731Organization & Social Issues in Healthcare Informatics INFO 755Electronic Records Management INFO 782Issues in Informatics Free Electives*6.0Total Credits45.0 *Courses in the distribution course set not taken to meet distribution requirements may be taken as free electives. All other masters-level INFO courses may be taken as free electives. MSIS students may not take courses designated as doctoral-level courses.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institutionA GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelors or aboveRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedScores from the General Aptitude Test of the GRE We offer a preliminary GRE waiver for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher for a conferred undergraduate or graduate degree. This is a departmental decision. The GRE waiver does not need to be requested.Scores in the 50th percentile or above in all three sections are soughtScores must be less than 5 years oldOne letter of recommendation, two suggested (academic, professional, or both)Essay/Statement of Purpose In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you.ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1157 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a MS in Information Systems Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.