The Master of Science in Information Systems program (MSIS) is a 36-credit degree that prepares graduates to lead and manage organizational efforts and respond to managerial changes and opportunities. This flexible program prepares IT leaders and managers with technical, business, management, industry, and interpersonal skills. Small class sizes build discussion, collaboration and global professional networks. Graduates leave Stevens with better communications, interpersonal and team skills to plan, implement and manage leading-edge practices in information systems.
The Master of Science in Information Systems is designed for working professionals with two years of work experience. Applicants who do not meet this work experience requirement, but have outstanding academic records, may be considered for admission. Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree with at least a “B” (3.0 GPA) average. Applications should include two letters of recommendation.
International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score above 85 for the internet-based test to be considered for admission to the graduate program, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or above in all sub-components. All students admitted to Stevens graduate programs are given a test in the English language during orientation week. Students are classified according to the results of the test as EL70, EL80 or EL90. The classification determines how many courses students can take in their first semester in addition to an English language class which all international students must take. Students having EL90 status can enroll in three or more courses. Those having EL80 status can take up to three courses with the approval of their advisor. Those with EL70 status are limited to two courses in their first semester. International students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.
Students can apply at any time during the year. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. For international applicants we recommend that applications for the Fall semester are submitted by April 1st, and applications for the Spring semester are submitted by October 1st to allow sufficient time for visa processing and travel preparation. Applications submitted after these dates will be considered for admission.