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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 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)

    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 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
    Distribution Requirements 12.0
    Select four:  
    CS 520
    Computer Science Foundations  
    CS 570
    Programming Foundations  
    CS 571
    Advanced Programming Techniques  
    INFO 517
    Principles of Cybersecurity  
    INFO 604
    Object-Oriented Programming for Information Systems  
    INFO 606
    Advanced Database Management  
    INFO 610
    Analysis of Interactive Systems  
    INFO 611
    Design of Interactive Systems  
    INFO 622
    Content Representation  
    INFO 624
    Information Retrieval Systems  
    INFO 630
    Evaluation of Information Systems  
    or SE 630
    Software Engineering Economics
    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 710
    Information Forensics  
    INFO 712
    Information Assurance  
    INFO 731
    Managing Health Informatics Projects  
    SE 576
    Software Reliability and Testing  
    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 2018-2019 is $1265 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

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

     

    Previous Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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