Master of Science in Information Systems – FAQ

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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, gradschool@umbc.edu, 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.