Master's Degree in Information Systems

Requirements

Am I qualified to get into an online information systems master’s program?

Degree

Bachelor's

Transcripts

Undergraduate

Recommendations

2+ Letters

At least two letters of recommendation from professors or former employers

Writing Samples

Brief Statement

A brief statement of intent regarding your degree program timetable and career aspirations

Tests

GRE

Some schools do not require you to take the GRE, while others use the scores to determine your aptitude. The average scores for students studying IS/IT are not reported.

Additional Requirements

English Proficiency

Demonstrated either through the writing samples required by the school or TOEFL scores, candidates should have a firm grasp of the English language.

Programming

Schools require proficiency in computer programming for admission into master's level information systems programs.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

For most schools, prospective students need to show that they have experience working in the IT/Systems field either through professional employment or previous classes.

What undergraduate degrees do information systems master’s students typically hold?

  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering

What can I do to better my chances of getting into an online master’s program in information systems?

Financial Aid

What scholarships and grants are available to online information systems master’s students?

Careers & Salary

Upon graduation from an online information systems master’s degree program, what skills will I have?

  • The ability to recommend appropriate information systems solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
  • Some programs will prepare you to take Cisco Certification Exams.
  • Planning for and managing operational recovery in times of crisis
  • Design and develop information systems and software
  • Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology

Once I’ve earned my online master’s in information systems, what will my job prospects look like?

  • Computer Systems Analyst

    • Annual Mean Wage

      $85,320
    • Total Jobs, 2013

      520,600
    • Total Jobs, 2022

      650,750
    • Job Outlook, 2013-22

      +25%
    • State with Higest Pay

      Virginia — $99,950
    • City with Highest Pay

      Sioux City, IA-NE-SD — $121,270
    • State with Highest Job Concentration

      Virginia — $99,950
    • City with Highest Job Concentration

      Olympia, WA — $70,080
  • Information Security Analyst

    • Annual Mean Wage

      $91,210
    • Total Jobs, 2013

      75,100
    • Total Jobs, 2022

      102,887
    • Job Outlook, 2013-22

      +37%
    • State with Higest Pay

      New York — $114,190
    • City with Highest Pay

      Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA — $142,200
    • State with Highest Job Concentration

      Virginia — $106,350
    • City with Highest Job Concentration

      Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division — $107,860
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist

    • Annual Mean Wage

      $109,260
    • Total Jobs, 2013

      26,700
    • Total Jobs, 2022

      30,705
    • Job Outlook, 2013-22

      +15%
    • State with Higest Pay

      Oregon — $133,640
    • City with Highest Pay

      Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA — $134,340
    • State with Highest Job Concentration

      Maryland — $104,910
    • City with Highest Job Concentration

      Warner Robins, GA — $82,330
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager

    • Annual Mean Wage

      $132,570
    • Total Jobs, 2013

      332,700
    • Total Jobs, 2022

      382,605
    • Job Outlook, 2013-22

      +15%
    • State with Higest Pay

      California — $155,020
    • City with Highest Pay

      San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA — $183,870
    • State with Highest Job Concentration

      Massachusetts — $140,210
    • City with Highest Job Concentration

      San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA — $183,870

Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook and Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor and Statistics; Collected July 2014

* Highest concentration of jobs refers to the location with the highest number of jobs (by field) for every thousand jobs. Average annual wage is then identified for the career in each location.

Resources

What are some of the most important publications in the information systems field today?

  • Journal of Information Technology: This open-access peer reviewed journal publishes information that academics, advanced students and professionals in information technology might find interesting.
  • International Journal of Information Technology: Covering a range of topics in the past, present and future of information technology, IJITM is a monthly journal for information technology professionals.
  • Information Week: This trade publication presents news and analysis of trends in the information technology sector; topics addressed include infrastructure, software and security.
  • Computer World: This monthly publication offers information on news and trends in areas related to computers and information technology.
  • Enterprise Executive: This publication caters toward executives in the IT world and offers news updates and analysis of IT trends and developments.

What RSS feeds related information systems are worth subscribing to?

Programs

  1. American InterContinental University-Online

    19 Master’s Programs Available
  2. American Sentinel University

    13 Master’s Programs Available
  3. Aspen University

    36 Master’s Programs Available

    Address & Contact Info

    • 720 S Colorado Blvd Ste 1150N
    • Denver, CO
    • (800) 441-4746

    Campus Info

    • School Type: Primarily Online
    • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
    • Student Population: 2,058
    • Number of Masters Degrees Awarded Each Year: 398

    Master’s Programs Available

  4. Auburn University

    8 Master’s Programs Available

    Address & Contact Info

    • Auburn, Alabama
    • Auburn University, AL
    • (334) 844-4000

    Campus Info

    • School Type: Both Online and Campus
    • Campus Setting: City: Small
    • Student Population: 27,046
    • Number of Masters Degrees Awarded Each Year: 2194

    Master’s Programs Available

  5. Bellevue University

    27 Master’s Programs Available
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