Master of Science in Information Systems Program Overview
The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program is targeted at existing IT professionals who wish to move into leadership positions in their organizations as well as working professionals in other career fields who are seeking to enter the high demand field of information technology.
There are two key features that distinguish Auburn’s MSIS from that of other institutions.
- In addition to a traditional on-campus program, the college also offers an online format of the MSIS. This allows you to earn your degree without ever leaving your current job or having to travel to campus for various residencies. For more information about the online program, please click on this link: http://harbert.auburn.edu/academics/online-programs/ms-information-systems-online/
- Unlike regimented degree programs, the MSIS allows you to design a course of study that matches your particular career needs and interest. You will work with a faculty advisor to help you determine a program that best serves your goals and objectives.
The on-campus MSIS program consists of 31 hours of course work or 10, three-credit hour courses and one global business experience course (paid for with a portion of professional fees). The full-time program also includes experiential activities, leadership workshops and integrated career and professional development services. The program admits students in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Required courses include database development, systems analysis and design, and a final project course. The final project course is designed to help you bring the knowledge and skills you acquired in the MSIS program and focus it to solve a particular problem in your area of interest.
As an on-campus student, you can complete the program in three long semesters and a summer semester. Online students typically complete their studies in three years or less depending on the number of hours taken per semester. In a very short time, you could be living your career dreams and working as an upwardly mobile information technology professional with almost unlimited potential.
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