Online MS in Information Systems
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.
Drexel University is ranked 10th for best online graduate computer information technology programs in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report.
Upon Graduation, you will be able to:
- Utilize a human-centered approach to analyze information needs and design solutions to meet those needs
- Lead or contribute substantially to a team in developing information technology products and services
- Evaluate, compare, and select from alternative and emerging information technologies
- Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences about information technology concepts and stakeholder needs
- Contribute substantially to an information technology plan for an organization
- Explain information technology uses, benefits, and ethical and global issues for individuals and organizations
Professional Knowledge for Real-World Application
- Principled Approach - Curriculum focuses on analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, assessment, and enhancement of large-scale information systems
- Career-Oriented - Designed for practicing information systems specialists
- Distinguished Faculty - Taught by the faculty of Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics
- Highly Interactive - Drexel's online learning method is designed to challenge and engage, while remaining convenient for the working professional
- Flexible - 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)
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
You may transfer up to 9 approved credits (3 courses) into the program.
|INFO 532||Software Development||3.0|
|INFO 540||Perspectives on Information Systems||3.0|
|INFO 600||Web Systems & Architecture||3.0|
|INFO 605||Introduction to Database Management||3.0|
|INFO 608||Human-Computer Interaction||3.0|
|INFO 620||Information Systems Analysis and Design||3.0|
|INFO 627||Requirements Engineering and Management||3.0|
|INFO 638||Software Project Management||3.0|
|INFO 646||Information Systems Management||3.0|
|Computer Science Foundations|
|Advanced Programming Techniques|
|Principles of Cybersecurity|
|Object-Oriented Programming for Information Systems|
|Advanced Database Management|
|Analysis of Interactive Systems|
|Design of Interactive Systems|
|Information Retrieval Systems|
|Evaluation of Information Systems|
or SE 630
|Software Engineering Economics|
|Intro to Web Programming|
|Introduction to Data Analytics|
|Managing Health Informatics Projects|
|Software Reliability and Testing|
|Software Engineering Process|
|Free Electives *||6.0|
*Courses in the distribution set that you do not take to meet that requirement may be taken as free electives. All other masters-level INFO courses may be taken as free electives.
- A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
- Standard Admission: 3.2 GPA in a prior completed degree, bachelors or above
- Provisional Admission: 2.5-3.19 GPA, employed in a related field, post degree. Subject to review. Provisional students must maintain academic progress and may work with an assigned faculty mentor.
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
- One 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.
- Additional requirements for International Students
The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $1265 per credit.
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
2018-2019 Academic Year
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2017-2018 Academic Year
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