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Information Systems

Program(s) Available: M.S.

The Wall Street Journal released a list of 'The Most Promising Careers in the Next Decade' in 2019. It ranked computer and systems managers sixth out of 800. That goes without saying the master's program in Information Systems is an excellent return on investment. Students develop skills in IT and business management. 

*Enrollment Open to Students on F-1 Visas

Why Study Information Systems at Northwest

Northwest’s Master of Science in Information Systems is a 16-month program that focuses on information systems analysis and design, cybersecurity, database design and development, human-computer interaction, financial decision-making for information systems, business intelligence and management of IT projects. Additional coursework provides students with hands-on experience in today’s major platforms, including Java, modern database engines and current project management tools.

A capstone Information Systems Development project is designed to expose the students to real-world IT practices, enhancing their communication skills and preparing them to enter the job market.


Candidates for the Master of Science in Information Systems should meet the following requirements:

  • Acceptance to the Graduate School by the Dean of the Graduate School
  • Completing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale.
    • Some three-year undergraduate degrees are accepted as well.
  • Minimum GRE score of 285

Have a major or minor in an information systems, computer science, business or engineering discipline with coursework in:

  • Information systems
  • Statistics
  • STEM field

Applications and all transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the following dates. International students should allow approximately two months from the time all application documents are received for notification of acceptance.

  • Fall semester: July 1
  • Spring semester: Nov. 1

Learn more about MSIS Program

Career opportunities

  • System Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Junior Data Scientist
  • Network Engineer
  • ETL Developer
  • Project Manager
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