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Welcome to the Department of Information Systems

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Welcome to the webpage of the Department of Information Systems (IS). The IS department currently offers two undergraduate, four Masters, and two PhD degree programs. In addition, the department offers several certificate programs at the undergraduate level.

Our academic programs are widely acclaimed for quality of instruction, reputation of the faculty, and student success.  As an example, the US News and World Report has most recently ranked our online MS program as 11th in the nation. Our academic programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, are currently experiencing growth in student enrollments. In order to provide the best education to our students, we are continuously working on improving the curricula and course contents in all of our programs.

The IS department is also increasing its faculty size. Our most recent faculty hires include Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith from the University of Florida, Dr. Jianwu Wang from the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Dr. Aaron Massey from Georgia Institute of Technology, and Dr. Stacy Branham, who was a postdoctoral researcher in the Information Systems department at UMBC after completing her doctoral degree from Virginia Tech. The department of Information Systems welcomes Dr. Krystl Haerian as the Graduate Program Director of the Maters of Professional Studies program in Health Information Technology, which started in Fall 2014. We are also very pleased to welcome Dr. Sheila Weiss, Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Research at DrugLogic, as a Research Professor in the Information Systems Department.

Overall, we have nearly 1500 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our programs who, with the help of our faculty members, study, design, develop, and evaluate information technologies to address the needs of a broad range of individuals and organizations. This makes our students true problem solvers and ideal employees for public and private sector organizations with significant IT requirements. IT graduates continue to be among the most sought after professionals throughout government and industry sectors. Many of our PhD graduates find tenure track faculty positions at prestigious universities such as the University of South Carolina and University of Massachusetts at Boston, to name the destinations of two of the most recent graduates from our PhD programs.

Welcome again and we look forward to an exciting academic year.                              

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