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.Upon Graduation, you will be able to:Utilize a human-centered approach to analyze information needs and design solutions to meet those needsLead or contribute substantially to a team in developing information technology products and servicesEvaluate, compare, and select from alternative and emerging information technologiesCommunicate with technical and non-technical audiences about information technology concepts and stakeholder needsContribute substantially to an information technology plan for an organizationExplain information technology uses, benefits, and ethical and global issues for individuals and organizationsProfessional 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)State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. 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.Required Courses INFO 532Software Development3.0INFO 540Perspectives on Information Systems3.0INFO 605Introduction to Database Management3.0INFO 608Human-Computer Interaction3.0INFO 620Information Systems Analysis and Design3.0INFO 627Requirements Engineering and Management3.0INFO 638Software Project Management3.0INFO 646Information Systems Management3.0INFO 671Web Systems & Architecture3.0Distribution Requirements12.0Select four of the following: CS 520Computer Science Foundations CS 571Advanced Programming Techniques INFO 517Principles of Cybersecurity INFO 604Object-Oriented Programming for 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 622Content Representation INFO 624Information Retrieval Systems INFO 625Cognition and Information Retrieval INFO 626Language Processing INFO 629Concepts in Artificial Intelligence INFO 630Evaluation of Information Systems 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 678Competitive Intelligence INFO 679Information Ethics INFO 710Information Forensics INFO 712Information Assurance INFO 714Information Systems Auditing INFO 731Managing Health Informatics Projects 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 Completing Your Application 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 Scores in the 50th percentile or above in all three sections are soughtScores must be less than 5 years oldNot required if your cumulative GPA is a 3.0 or aboveOne 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 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 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 Apply today for the MS in Information Systems Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.