Frequently Asked Questions
Is the M.S. in Information Systems a STEM designated course?
Yes, this is a STEM program.
What are the program requirements for the M.S. in Information Systems program?
You can view the program requirements on the Program Details page.
How much does the program cost per student on average?
Is a GRE score required for the M.S. Information Systems program?
No, GREs are not required.
For a full time student, the average completion time is 1.5-2 years.
Are there assistantship opportunities for M.S. in Information Systems students?
The department typically does not offer teaching assistantships to M.S. students. Once enrolled, you may be able to find other opportunities on campus.
I have applied for another program at UMBC, but I would like my application to be considered for the M.S. in Information Systems – On Campus program instead. How do I make that change?
Contact the graduate school, firstname.lastname@example.org, and request that they change your application to the M.S. in Information Systems – On Campus program
What are the department and university codes that can be provided to GRE/TOEFL/IELTS etc. for submitting these scores?
UMBC’s institution code is 5835. You do not need to use a department code.
How many letters of recommendation should I submit with my application?
Information about this and application deadlines and other admission requirements can be found on the Admission Requirements page.
I have an undergraduate degree from a non-computing major. Can I apply for the M.S. in Information Systems program?
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.
Can Non-Majors take IS or HCC Graduate 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.