Master of Science in Information Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this is a STEM program.

You can view the program requirements on the Program Details page.

The Master’s in Information Systems – On Campus program follows UMBC’s standard tuition and fee rates for graduate students. You can find full information on the Student Business Services website. You can calculate your estimated out-of-pocket expenses with the Tuition Calculator.

No, GREs are not required.

For a full time student, the average completion time is 1.5-2 years.

The department typically does not offer teaching assistantships to M.S. students. Once enrolled, you may be able to find other opportunities on campus.

Contact the graduate school,, and request that they change your application to the M.S. in Information Systems – On Campus program

UMBC’s institution code is 5835. You do not need to use a department code.

Information about this and application deadlines and other admission requirements can be found on the Admission Requirements page.

Yes! Students who come from a non-computing undergraduate background, typically have not taken the fundamental courses listed on the Program Details page. Such students, when admitted, have to take the 9 credits of fundamental courses. If such students show documentation they have taken these courses previously, for credit preferably, then, a request can be submitted to the Graduate Program Director for waiving the fundamental courses.

Yes. Please complete this form if you are a graduate student who want to enroll in IS or HCC courses. Requests will be reviewed 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester. Remaining seats will be offered in the order in which requests were received.