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Master of Information Systems Degrees

Prepare to tackle bigger problems in IT with our two Master of Information Systems degrees. Whether you prefer a classroom environment or want to learn at your own pace and earn your degree faster, our coursework is designed to help you influence the way businesses use technology — and enhance your career.

Why choose us?

Our information systems degrees enable you to:

  • Prepare for a new career, while balancing work and life.

  • Learn from instructors who work in the fields they teach

  • Gain relevant skills you can use immediately in an IT setting

  • Take four concurrent courses in our competency-based MIS or one course at a time in our traditional program

Compare MISs

Which online information systems degree is right for you?

Master of Information Systems

  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online & campus

17 months

Program length


Total credits


Cost per credit


  • You prefer a more traditional group setting

  • You have your bachelor's degree in any field

  • You've never studied technology


Master of Information Systems

  • Not eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

1 year

Program length


Total credits


Cost per credit

Less than





  • Prefer to learn independently

  • Desire self-governed coursework with the assistance of your instructor

  • Have worked in a corporate setting for at least three years

The Competency-Based program includes additional admissions requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree, or higher, in business, computer science, information technology, or a related field (cybersecurity, engineering, etc.).
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Three years of experience within the past 10 years in an IT/business environment

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Information Systems?

A MIS can help prepare you to be a:

  • 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 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Experienced faculty will assist you with learning activities and exercises to help build your knowledge in a specific area. You’ll then have the opportunity to demonstrate what you’ve learned by taking an assessment. Afterward, your Instructor will give you feedback on how you can master that skill or concept.

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.

College of Business and IT faculty at a glance


Average years of real-world experience


average years of teaching at the University


Chief Information Officers

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The Digital Classroom

Our traditional Master of Information Systems allows you to take one course at a time, while our competency-based programs are built around taking several 16-week courses concurrently. No matter which program you choose, you’ll have the flexibility to balance work, life and school.

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