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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
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Information Systems [M.S.]

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. Students can choose specializations in Business Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Web and Mobile Technologies. 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.

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.


Program Admission

Due to COVID-19, EMU is offering GMAT/GRE waivers for this program for 2021 applications (Winter, Summer, or Fall). Applicants must meet all other admission criteria. Please email cob.graduate@emich.edu for more information.

Admission Criteria      

  • Graduate School Admission Criteria. International applicants must meet the Graduate School’s minimum requirements (see International Admissions for additional information).
  • A cumulative or last-half undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • A score of 450 or greater in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), with at least 20 in the verbal section and 24 in the quantitative, OR an overall score of 297 or greater in the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including scores of at least 143 in verbal reasoning and 140 in quantitative reasoning. The GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived for students who meet any one of the following four criteria:
    • Have earned an AACSB-accredited Bachelor of Business Administration degree (minimum 60 credits)., with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an average GPA of 3.0 in statistics, accounting, and finance courses.
    • Have earned any other bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
    • Have at least five years of managerial experience as determined by the CIS curriculum committee (e.g., experience with the responsibility of managing both people and budget).
    • Have a master’s or terminal degree from universities with an AACSB accredited college/school of business (degrees from any other institutions need to be approved by the CIS curriculum committee).

Requests to waive the GRE/GMAT requirement are to be sent via email to the Graduate Programs Office (cob_graduate@emich.edu).

Admission Process

  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. Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

Priority deadlines have been established for receipt of all application materials required for admission to a graduate program (See emich.edu/graduate). 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 | Hung-Lian Tang, Ph.D., Program Coordinator  | 412 Owen, 734.487.2454, htang@emich.edu

Advisor Information

David Chou, Ph.D., 412 Owen, 734.487.2454, dchou@emich.edu

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses: 12 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: 30-33 hours

Concentration: 12 hours

Choose one concentration from the following

Integration Course or Thesis: 3-6 hours