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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: Oct 27, 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.

  • Communication

  • Information Technology

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Strategic Planning

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program



Course at a time


Weeks per course


Courses per year


Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a 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. 

You'll learn how to:

  • 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

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

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.


Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 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. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

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


Chief Technology Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

We don’t know what the field is going to look like three years from now. We just know the threats are growing exponentially. We have to prepare the workforce to be prepared to take on those threats.”

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

Faculty, College of Business & IT


Frequently asked questions about the Master of Information Systems degree

An information system is a way for organizations, such as companies and departments of the government, to collect, process, store and distribute information, often in the form of a shared database or application. The study of information systems typically emphasizes the technology and equipment used for information systems, such as computers, software and networking devices.

A Master of Information Systems degree (MIS) can help prepare you for many different roles, including IT manager, IT director, information systems manager and information systems director.

Both fields deal with information, but the key difference lies in their focus. Information technology involves the design, implementation, maintenance or support of the technology components behind a system. These include databases, networks, hardware, software and other tools.

At University of Phoenix, we offer two great ways to get your Master of Information Systems (MIS) degree.  Each of them teaches 36 important skills, but they come in two different formats: traditional and competency-based.

A traditional Master of Information Systems degree will likely appeal to you if you prefer more faculty instruction and taking one course at a time. A competency-based Master of Information Systems (MIS-CB) program could be a better fit if you already have IT experience and prefer more independence, faculty mentorship and taking multiple courses at once.

For starters, University of Phoenix offers career services not only to current students but to all graduates for life! Visit this page for all the details.

Additionally, our program offers exceptional flexibility. We understand that life happens. Some students have outside jobs, families to take care of or cannot commute. Learn how we can help with time management to take the stress off your shoulders.

Besides our flexibility with 1 class at a time, 5 weeks long with 24/7 access, our faculty actually work in the Information Systems field and can provide insight.  We also offer a variety of certificates  that you can add to your Master's degree that can allow you to become specialized in many different areas.

Best of all, former college students can earn their degrees without completely starting over in their coursework. Click here to learn how we can help with cost-savings programs.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.