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  • 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 15th for best online graduate computer information technology programs in 2019 by U.S. News and World Report. 

    Learn more about the 4 fastest growing jobs in the field.

    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)

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    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.

    Required Courses  
    INFO 532 Software Development 3.0
    INFO 540 Perspectives on Information Systems 3.0
    INFO 600 Web Systems & Architecture 3.0
    INFO 605 Database Management Systems 3.0
    INFO 608 Human-Computer Interaction 3.0
    INFO 620 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3.0
    INFO 646 Information Systems Management 3.0
    SE 627 Requirements Engineering and Management 3.0
    SE 638 Software Project Management 3.0
    Distribution Requirements 12.0
    Select four of the following:  
    CS 520
    Computer Science Foundations  
    CS 570
    Programming Foundations  
    CS 571
    Advanced Programming Techniques  
    INFO 517
    Principles of Cybersecurity  
    INFO 606
    Advanced Database Management  
    INFO 610
    Analysis of Interactive Systems  
    INFO 622
    Content Representation  
    INFO 623
    Social Network Analytics  
    INFO 624
    Information Retrieval Systems  
    INFO 633
    Information Visualization  
    INFO 634
    Data Mining  
    INFO 648
    Healthcare Informatics  
    INFO 655
    Intro to Web Programming  
    INFO 659
    Introduction to Data Analytics  
    INFO 670
    Cross-Platform Mobile Development  
    INFO 690
    Understanding Users: User Experience Research Methods  
    INFO 691
    Prototyping the User Experience  
    INFO 710
    Information Forensics  
    INFO 712
    Information Assurance  
    INFO 731
    Managing Health Informatics Projects  
    INFO 732
    Healthcare Informatics: Planning & Evaluation  
    SE 578
    Security Engineering  
    SE 630
    Software Engineering Economics  
    SE 636
    Software Engineering Process  
    Free Electives * 6.0
    Total Credits 45.0

    *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.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
    • GPA:
      • 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.

    Required Documents

    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.
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $1303 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary 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.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2019-2020 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2019

    September 23, 2019

    December 7, 2019

    December 9, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    Winter 2020

    January 6, 2020

    March 16, 2020

    March 17, 2020

    March 21, 2020

    Spring 2020

    March 30, 2020

    June 8, 2020

    June 9, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    Summer 2020

    June 22, 2020

    August 30, 2020

    September 2, 2020

    September 5, 2020

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