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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

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The Master of Science in Information Systems program at Eastern Michigan University is aimed at preparing students in concepts, theory, and practices for designing, constructing, and maintaining information systems that support business processes. The knowledge and practical business applications development experiences that the students gain during their EMU M.S.I.S. studies prepare them for professional and academic advancement. Learning experiences in the M.S.I.S. program expose the students to challenges in developing leading edge information systems with a sound understanding of how information technology should integrate with strategic approaches to business management.

Program Admission

Admission Criteria       

  1. Graduate School Admission Criteria
  2. GMAT score of 450 or higher or a GRE (verbal and quantitative) score of 290 or higher. The GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived for students who have earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Cumulative GPA of 3.5 from an AACSB accredited institution.
  3. An undergraduate GPA of either 2.75 overall or 3.0 for the last half of undergraduate study.


  1. Submit a Graduate School Application with all required documents and materials.
  2. Have official transcripts from all previously attended institutions (graduate and undergraduate) sent to EMU directly.

Priority deadlines have been established for receipt of all application materials required for admission to a graduate program. See the website for the Office of Admissions. Admission is granted to graduates of regionally accredited colleges and universities whose grades and GMAT or GRE scores indicate an aptitude for advanced study in computer information systems.

Department Information

Computer Information Systems, College of Business

Zafar Khan, Ph.D. | Interim Department Head | zkhan@emich.edu

Department Office | 412 Owen | 734.487.2454

Advisor Information

Graduate Programs Office | 306 Owen | 734.487.4444 | cob.graduate@emich.edu

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses: 15 hours

Once admitted into the program, students lacking basic course work must complete the foundation courses. These courses may be waived for students who have completed equivalent work with a C or better at any regionally accredited institution.

Business Foundation Courses: 6 hours

Degree Requirements: 45 hours

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