2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Mar 19, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Information Systems, M.S.

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Information Systems
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) 7132

Minimum Master Hours: 30

The Master of Science in Information Systems program offers students advanced graduate specializations in a variety of today’s hottest IT fields including Data Management, IT Security, Operations, Project Management and more. Each concentration offers University of Utah students a unique competitive advantage that will prepare them for high-level leadership positions in major corporations.

The MSIS degree is offered for students whose primary interest lies at the intersection of business and technology. The MSIS provides a general background in the fundamentals of information systems, and offers a variety of elective classes in several IS domain areas: Web Development, IT Security, Data Management/Analytics, and Operations.

The MSIS degree is flexible and tailored for students who work full time. Classes are offered in the evening, M-Th. With 30 required credit hours, the program can be completed in one year (three semesters); some students take longer. The maximum time allowed for completion of required coursework is four consecutive calendar years.

Admission Requirements:

Admission requirements for the Information Systems MS program:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  2. 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  3. GMAT/GRE Score
  4. TOEFL/IELTS score (only required for international students)
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation
  6. Essays
  7. Professional Resume
  8. Transcripts
  9. Application Fee
  10. School of Business Online Application

Fast Track Information Systems MS Program. Applicants that qualify for our Fast Track Application Process earn the right to waive the GMAT/GRE and 2 letters of recommendation. The School of Business Online Application and essays are still required.

To be eligible for the Fast Track program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete seven of the eight upper division IS courses at the University of Utah. Equivalents at other institutions are not accepted. ( ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   or  )
  2. Complete at least four of the required upper division IS courses at the time of application.
  3. Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA in upper division IS courses.
  4. Maintain a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.4.

Combined Degrees:

This degree has the option to be a combined degree with a bachelor’s of Information Systems.

  • IS majors at the DESB may be admitted into the MSIS program after completing 90 credit hours and will complete both degrees consecutively with a minimum of 152 credit hours. Please contact masters-info@business.edu or 801-581-7785 for more information.

Master Requirements for Information Systems

Corequisite Course

To be completed before program or during first semester

Elective Courses

(Complete 12 credits)

Elective credit hours do not have to come from the same concentration

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