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M.S. in Information Systems
A Master of Science Program

Why study Information Systems?

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.

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Admissions Requirements

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
  • Completion of 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.

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

Before your program director is allowed to review your application, the Graduate Office must verify your TOEFL score. The acceptable TOEFL score is set by the University:

  • 213 for computer-based TOEFL
  • 79 for the Internet-Based TOEFL
  • 550 for pencil-and-paper-based TOEFL
  • 6.5 overall for IELTS