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.Professional 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) Curriculum Required Courses INFO 530Foundations of Information Systems3.0INFO 532Software Development3.0INFO 605Introduction to Database Management3.0INFO 608Human-Computer Interaction3.0INFO 614Distributed Computing and Networking3.0INFO 620Information Systems Analysis and Design3.0INFO 630Evaluation of Information Systems3.0INFO 638Software Project Management3.0INFO 646Information Systems Management3.0Distribution Requirements12.0Select four of the following: INFO 540Perspectives on 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 617Introduction to System Dynamics INFO 622Content Representation INFO 624Information Retrieval Systems INFO 625Cognition and Information Retrieval INFO 626Language Processing INFO 627Requirements Engineering and Management INFO 628Information Systems Implementation INFO 629Concepts in Artificial Intelligence 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 710Information Forensics INFO 712Information Assurance INFO 714Information Systems Auditing INFO 731Organization & Social Issues in Healthcare Informatics INFO 755Electronic Records Management INFO 782Issues in Informatics Free Electives*6.0Total Credits45.0 *Courses in the distribution course set that students do not take to meet the distribution requirement 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 DocumentsA 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 We offer a preliminary GRE waiver for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher for a conferred undergraduate or graduate degree. This is a departmental decision. The GRE waiver does not need to be requested.Scores in the 50th percentile or above in all three sections are soughtScores must be less than 5 years oldOne 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 StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $1123 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Credit For Previous Experience Up to 3 courses (9 credits) can be transferred into a degree program or awarded as Credit for Work Experience. Students must complete 12 classes (36 credits) with Drexel in order to earn a Master's degree. Transfer Credits Previously attended courses must meet the following guidelines to be eligible for transfer: Course completion date must not be more than 5 years ago Grade must be "B" or better Courses must be from an accredited graduate degree program A 3-credit course taken at an institution following a semester schedule will be transferred in as a 3 credit course at Drexel University, regardless of the difference between the length of semesters or terms. Only credits will transfer, not quality points. Transfer credit can be reviewed for during the application process or once you have already been accepted. To get started, please fill out our Transfer Credit Form and submit the required materials. Work Experience In order to receive Credit for Work Experience, you must have the equivalent of at least two years of full-time, relevant, professional-level work experience related to the degree pursued. Full time work experience is defined at 35-40 hours a week Part-time work experience is defined as less than 35 hours a week Relevant work is work that is in line with your future academic and professional path. A professional-level position is one in which you are hired with the expectation to complete high quality work that is analytical, evaluative, conceptual, and interpretive. This could include creation and fulfillment of projects, maintenance and improvement of services, administrative duties, supervision of staff, and other intricate tasks often completed independently. One course = approximately 2-4 years full-time work Two courses = approximately 4-6 years full-time work Three courses = approximately 6+ years full-time work To get started, please fill out our Credit for Work Experience form and submit the required materials. Students who are approved to receive credit for prior experience cannot receive a tuition discount for joining a professional organization that will, in sum, discount their total tuition more than 20%. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a MS in Information Systems Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.