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Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) Program

The Master of Science in Information Systems degree offered by the Department of Business Information & Technology combines business management with information technologies, preparing students to succeed as business and systems analysts, data analysts, systems and application designers, technology project managers and leaders, and more.

The MSIS program is designed to support both full-time and part-time completion of the degree. The program also offers a pathway to the department's Ph.D. program.

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The MSIS curriculum emphasizes crucial topics such as

  • technology innovation
  • cybersecurity knowledge
  • data analytics including data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence for business
  • mobile app development
  • strategic technology planning
  • technical systems competency
  • project management

The program requires 33 semester hours of approved graduate studies. Twenty-one or more hours must be in MIS courses.

Course information can be found at the Graduate School website. Admission information can be found at the Admissions website.

Graduate Certificates

The Department of BIT offers several 4-course graduate certificate programs. MSIS students can enhance their credentials by completing graduate certificate requirements while working toward the MSIS degree. See Certificate Programs for more details.

Our Faculty

Our dedicated faculty members bring to the program cutting-edge theories and applied practices to ensure a high-quality educational experience. They have trained at some of the top IT universities in the U.S., and many of them are researching and publishing actively.

International students: #Youarewelcomehere

The BIT program has a strong international flavor. Our student body and faculty reflect the global reach of modern information architectures and applications. We are part of the University of Memphis #Youarewelcomehere campaign and strongly encourage international students to apply.

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Because the MSIS degree is STEM-coded, international students who graduate may be eligible to work in the U.S. for 36 months after graduation–without corporate sponsorship!

Opportunities for Internships

Opportunities for internships are readily available. Students are also supported by the Complete Professional Program, in which participants may attend workshops to improve their resumes and hone their interpersonal and presentation skills. Students have access to the Fogelman Internship Network with access to thousands of job opportunities. Our students intern at Fedex, St. Jude/ ALSAC, International Paper, and many more local companies.

Need help with tuition?

University and BIT department-specific scholarships are available. 

Explore scholarships here. The department also hires qualified graduate assistants every year.

Work and study opportunities

The ALSAC call center and UMRF Ventures (a joint venture between Fedex Institute of Technology and the UofM) hire many students to work part-time on campus. International students must have a visa that allows them to work off-campus.

Student Club

The Association for Management Information Systems (AMIS) is the UofM's student chapter of the Association of Information System. AMIS welcomes all students interested in IT careers.

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For further information, contact:

Anna Myers, Graduate Programs Academic AdvisorGraduate Programs Academic Advisor
Anna Myers
Email | 901.678.3442