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Master of Information Systems

Start your online information systems degree

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 technical and leadership skills you need to develop and manage these systems.

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Courses

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Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Requirements: 36 credits

You’ll need 36 credits to complete this Master of Information Systems program. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.

12 Core Courses

The Master of Information Systems includes 12 core courses in topics ranging from enterprise models to emerging technologies and issues.

12 Core Courses

Schedule

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.

There’s more than one way to earn your MIS

Take the quiz to see if you’re a good fit for a faster paced MIS program.

TRADITIONAL COMPETENCY-BASED
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
Less than a year
6-week course at a time
6-week course at a time
6-week course at a time
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
$698 per credit
$698 per credit
$698 per credit
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
COMPETENCY-BASED TRADITIONAL
Less than a year
Less than a year
Less than a year
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
6-week course at a time
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
$698 per credit

Tuition

Paying for school

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, fixed tuition

$698

Cost per credit

$698

University of Phoenix MIS degree vs other universities

Phoenix ASU Online Capella DeVry GCU Purdue Global SNHU Strayer
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
$698
Cost per credit
$884
Cost per credit
$830
Cost per credit
$776
Cost per credit
$640
Cost per credit
$485
Cost per credit
$637
Cost per credit
$663.33
Credits per course
Credits per course
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
4-5
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
2-4
Credits per course
4
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
4.5
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
$2,094
Tuition per course
$2,652
Tuition per course
$3,320-
$4,150
Tuition per course
$2,328
Tuition per course
$1,280-
$2,560
Tuition per course
$1,940
Tuition per course
$1,911
Tuition per course
$2,985
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
33
Total program length in credits
49
Total program length in credits
45
Total program length in credits
39
Total program length in credits
46
Total program length in credits
60
Total program length in credits
30
Total program length in credits
45
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
6
Length of course in weeks
5
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
4-8
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
11
Fees
Fees
Fees
One fee per course
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Tuition guarantee
Tuition guarantee
Tuition guarantee
YES
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO

Data pulled on March 26, 2024

Source of data: For each institution, the data are publicly available in multiple locations, including Academic Catalogs, Program pages, Tuition and fees pages, and syllabi. All data are publicly available on the websites. 

Certain licensure programs and coursework in other degree programs may have additional fees. Please check with your advisor or course catalog for additional info.

Scholarships to earn your master’s degree, more affordably.

Everyone deserves an affordable education. That’s why we offer an unlimited number of scholarships, so if you qualify, you can get one. We believe everyone deserves an affordable education they shouldn’t have to compete for. Starting with your first course, every qualifying new student will be awarded one of our scholarships - regardless of your financial situation or GPA, or you’ll get the best savings you qualify for. Whether you’re a new or transfer student, you can apply for a scholarship. Explore scholarship options at University of Phoenix.

Financial aid

You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

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

Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

An online degree can prepare you to be a:

  • Information systems director
  • Information systems manager

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Communication

  • Information Technology

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Strategic Planning

Ready to get started?

Start your application for free or request additional information.

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:

  • Develop an information system plan that addresses the needs of an organization and considers emerging technologies.
  • Explain best practices for an IT project plan required for key roles, resources, operational metrics, and risk responses needed to implement and maintain information systems within an organization
  • Develop methods and tools for communication to drive innovation and change management to support growth within an organization.
  • Create the vision, direction and strategic purpose of an information systems project that supports the needs of an organization.           
  • Construct a plan to meet the regulatory, compliance and security issues within an organization.

15% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No cost to request prior transcripts
  • No GMAT
  • No essay required

Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. 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.[1] Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

Call us 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 resourcess

You have a support team available up to 14 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 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

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Faculty Spotlight

Learn from professionals working in IT

As a university built for working adults, we believe you should be taught by faculty who practice what they teach. The IT curriculum they teach today is designed to help you make an impact in your day-to-day work tomorrow, bridging the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

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Charity Jennings, EdD, MIS, MAE

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Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org, since 1978.

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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, 6 weeks long with 24/7 access, our faculty actually work in the Information Systems field and can provide insight.

Best of all, former college students can earn their degrees without completely starting over in their coursework. Learn more about our cost-savings programs.

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