Building upon the information systems core that is taught at the undergraduate level, the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) 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 a distance 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.
- 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 an advisory committee of faculty members that are especially selected to help you determine a program that best serves your goals and objectives.
What to Expect
The MSIS program consists of 30 hours of course work or 10, three-credit hour courses. The only required course in the entire curriculum is an MSIS project that is completed at the end of your studies. The project 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.
Distance students typically complete their studies in two to three years depending on the number of courses 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.