Information Systems, MSIS

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours must be earned toward completion of the MSIS degree. A minimum grade-point average of 3.000 is required over all courses applied toward the degree.

Students may not register for more than 9 semester hours in the fall and spring terms and 4 semester hours in each of the three summer terms. Any exception must be approved by the program director.

The IS program does not accept any transfer credit. All 32 credits must be completed from the IS and CSYE program course work specified.

Seattle Campus 

Students can complete this degree at our Seattle campus. Students progress through their course work in a cohort, taking two classes each fall and spring. Summer options will also be available at the discretion of the program director.

Graduate Certificate Options

Students who are officially accepted into a graduate degree program in the College of Engineering may apply to pursue one of the following graduate engineering certificates in addition to the MS or PhD. Please visit the links below for additional information about each graduate engineering certificate program, related requirements, and how to apply.

Chemical Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering

Energy Systems

Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

Telecommunication Systems Management

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Information Systems with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a master's degree in Information Systems in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate 
in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the16 semester-hour-curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 32 semester hour degree and certificate will require 16 hours of advisor-approved Information Systems technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

General Requirements

All students must complete the following courses:

INFO 5100Application Engineering and Development4
Lab for INFO 5100


Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 28 semester hours from the following subject areas:28
INFO, CSYE (except CSYE 6220)

Seattle Campus Course Work Option

CSYE 6225Network Structures and Cloud Computing4
INFO 6150Web Design and User Experience Engineering4
INFO 6205Program Structure and Algorithms4
INFO 6210Data Management and Database Design4
INFO 6250Web Development Tools and Methods4
INFO 6350Smartphones-Based Web Development4
INFO 7250Engineering of Big-Data Systems4

Certificate Option

Students completing this option will receive a Graduate Certificate in addition to the master’s degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding the certificate options.

Required Course Work
Complete 16 semester hours of graduate certificate course work.16
Complete 12 semester hours from the following subject areas:12
INFO, CSYE (except CSYE 6220)

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required