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Master's degree

Master of Information Systems

20 months

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit

Online & campus


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Register by: May 12, 2021

Go beyond building computers and managing your queues with a Master of Information Systems, where you can run an entire information system. This program teaches you the technical and leadership skills you need to develop and manage these systems. Your MIS degree can stand on its own, or you can specialize it with a graduate certificate in Business Analytics or Cybersecurity.

  • Generate the vision, direction and strategy for an information system

  • Create, test and deploy an information system

  • Manage information privacy, accessibility and ownership

  • Understand the strategic implications of emerging technologies

  • Meet regulatory, compliance and security issues



Course at a time


Weeks per course


Courses per year


Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an online Master of Information Systems.

What you'll learn

When you earn your master’s degree in information systems, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Designing and planning for the development of an information system
  • Creating the plans required for key roles, resources, operational metrics and risk responses 
  • Developing methods and tools for managing IT resources
  • Generating the vision, direction and strategic purpose of an information systems project
  • Verifying regulations, compliance and security issues within an organization 
  • Explaining and developing an effective IT project plan meeting professional standards

Specialize your MIS degree with a graduate certificate

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a master’s degree in information systems?

An MIS 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
11 %

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 


Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your Certificate

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Enrollment representative


Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.


Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Take one class at a time and choose a start date that works for your schedule.

Online or campus-based learning

Enroll in online classes and study anytime of the day or night, 24/7/365. Or enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes virtually with your peers.

Around-the-clock support and resources

Access our online resources 24/7 or reach our trained representatives by phone or chat 20 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

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.

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience


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Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.