Master of Information Systems

Master of Information Systems

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Lead the way organizations think about IT

Solving complex IT problems is your passion. So why stop there? In our Master of Information Systems (MIS) program, you’ll learn how to influence the way businesses use IT. Courses are just 6 weeks long, enabling you to balance work and life on the path to your degree.

When you earn your Master of Information Systems, you’ll learn to:

  • Lead the development of IT projects and initiatives.
  • Weigh the cost of easy fixes against better, long-term solutions.

Course length:

6 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 36 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses. Your course schedule may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Transfer the credits you already have, or waive coursework through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. You could get credit for any relevant industry or professional certifications you’ve earned from organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and ISACA.

Core courses

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IT Infrastructure cmgt554
Systems Analysis And Development cmgt555
Enterprise Models cmgt556
CIS Project Management cmgt575
CIS Strategic Planning cmgt578
Security & Ethics cmgt582
Is Integration cmgt583
Data Analysis And Business Analytics dat565

Projected job growth:


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be 11 percent between 2018 and 2028.* A Master of Information Systems degree can help prepare you to be an:


  • IT Manager
  • IT Director
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Systems Director
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Application Development Director
  • Computing Services Director


*Information not specific to University of Phoenix.

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And cConnect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate with this degree should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Information Systems, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our MIS, you can:

Gain real-world industry skills

Industry certification shows employers you’ve taken extra steps to gain the skills required for the job. Courses in this program do not lead to industry certification but can educationally prepare you to sit for the following exams:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C01)
  • ISACA — Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Waive required courses

Through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, you can apply to have coursework waived for any relevant industry or professional certifications you’ve earned from organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), Amazon Web Services (AWS) or ISACA.

Save on certification exams

When you complete industry-aligned coursework, you can request a voucher for a discount on the associated certification exam.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward a Master of Information Systems degree, you’ve got the way.

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