Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Information Systems

MS Information Systems

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.

  1. In addition to a traditional on-campus program, the college also offers an online 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. For more information about the online program, please click on this link:
  2. 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.

The on-campus MSIS program consists of 31 hours of course work or 10, three-credit hour courses and a one hour study abroad course during the semester of the mandatory study abroad week (paid for through the professional fee). The only other 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.

As an on-campus student, you can complete the program in three or four semesters (including summer). Online students typically complete their studies in a three years or less depending on the number of hours 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.

For more information please contact Dr. Dianne Hall, Graduate Programs Officer, at or Dr. Nelson Ford, Program Coordinator, at