Master of Science in Information Systems
Maryland Smith’s Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program gives you the cutting-edge data science, IT and analytical skills you will need to become an effective liaison between data analysts and company leadership. You’ll build upon your current statistical, computer science and mathematical strengths to help companies analyze, organize and manage valuable business information, preserve privacy and lead complex projects.
Why Get a Smith MS Information Systems Degree?
Maryland Smith’s MSIS program positions you to be an effective liaison between more technical teams and leadership - a valuable skill to possess in today’s business world. By the end of the program, you’ll know how to leverage your business-technology skills in the workplace and influence leadership to make data-informed decisions.
Our MSIS students pursue competitive and exciting opportunities in their fields after graduating. Their experiences at Maryland Smith help them to expand their network, solidify their career goals and prepare them to perform their job responsibilities a step above the rest.
“Professor Viswanathan tied in my work experience with how physical and digital markets work in the real world. Now those concepts are deeply rooted in me. His teaching helped me develop a pragmatic view of how I approach this field.”
MS Information Systems ’20
BE Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
“Professor Kozak went above and beyond to make sure I had a deep understanding of the material.”
MS Information Systems ’18
Business Analyst, Bank of America
“I learned how to use cutting-edge tools like Tableau, R, Python, Hadoop and Amazon Web Services. The program helped me work efficiently and understand the importance of learning new technologies in this fast-changing industry.”
MS Information Systems ’19
Data Analyst, Capgemini
MS Information Systems at a Glance
Available as a Plus 1 Program
If you’re a current University of Maryland freshman, sophomore or junior, you can pursue your MSIS degree through the Plus 1 program. You’ll save time and thousands of dollars on graduate tuition though this accelerated business master's program.
Apply and Receive Admissions Benefits
Maryland Advantage can make it easier for applicants who have completed their undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the United States to transition into the business master’s program by helping them save money on tuition, skip graduate entrance exams and get personalized career counseling before starting their program.
Acquire Valuable Skills
When you decide to pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree at Maryland Smith, you’ll advance your skills by participating in exciting, interactive learning experiences that mirror the types of challenges you’ll face working for a real business.
Key Topics Explored:
- Artificial intelligence
- Big data
- Data processing and analysis
- Data warehousing
- Database management
- Digital business markets
- Healthcare information systems
- Project management
- Optimization modeling
- Simulation modeling
Analytics Tools You’ll Use:
- Amazon Web Services
- Google Colab
- Precision Tree, @RISK, ARENA
- Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Spark
- Google Analytics
Learn from Expert Faculty
Your professors are savvy, well-connected leaders whose research has changed the world of information systems. They will push you to take your skills to the next level and offer valuable guidance as you navigate your coursework and career.
Distinguished Teaching Award and Graduate Faculty Mentor Award recipient.
Expert in platform design, social media and network analytics, information economics and the sharing economy.
More than a decade of experience researching and teaching on industrial and technological information systems at major universities.
Expert in simulation methodology and stochastic simulation-based optimization used in electric power and health service systems.
Conducts compelling research on investigating the implications of technology platforms in minority communities.
Expert in the economic and social implications of technology.
Where Your Degree Can Take You
Maryland Smith’s MSIS program allows students with any academic background to translate their technology and data skills into an exciting career in business-technology leadership. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in digital projects, which can further improve your marketability when interviewing for jobs.
Sources: Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Data for 2021 graduates who reported their salaries to Maryland Smith's Office of Career Services. Please note these figures do not reach the 75 percent MBACSEA reporting threshold.
Picture Yourself in These Job Roles
"I had professors and experts in almost every aspect of the business world. They don’t just understand technical skills - they are also very good on the business side. This program gives us the chance to be the bridge between the business side and technical side.”
Zhexi "Jesse" Liao
MS Information Systems ’15
Business Analyst, Google
Businesses who have hired our MS Information Systems Grads
Boost Your Professional Skills
Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services (OCS) can help you bridge the gap between being a student and an employed professional. You’ll have one-on-one access to a career coach who will provide you with personalized tips on how to articulate your strengths when interacting with your future employer.
Connect With Your Classmates
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make connections at Smith and engage in exciting social activities through the Smith Masters Student Association. You can join an information systems-related club or others that provide you with general connections and skills.
MSIS Advisory Council
Advisory Councils keep us actively engaged with industry leaders and experts, who bring their real-world experience to help shape what students learn, match classroom lessons to real-world needs, and widen the pipeline for internship and job opportunities.