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Graduate School

Master of Science in Information Systems

Minot State University’s Master of Science in Information Systems program is designed to develop technologically sophisticated business executives who forecast technology needs, develop information systems infrastructures, manage existing systems, and communicate inter-departmentally. This program provides opportunities for graduates to assume greater management responsibilities within their organizations or to be independent consultants who work through virtual business arrangements.

Admission Standards:

  1. Undergraduate requirements:  bachelor's degree in information systems, computer science, courses plus related experience
  2. GPA-cumulative: 2.75 or 3.00 in most recent semesters contributing to 60 semester hours
  3. English Proficiency (Non-Canadian International Applicants Only):  TOEFL:  79;  IELTS:  6

Application Packet Deadline:

Three weeks prior to the start of any term (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Delivery Mode and Schedule:

  • Online only program (not eligible for F1 status students)
  • Program can be completed in one year
Required Courses:
BIT 556 Virtual Business 3 credits
BIT 560 Manage/Integrate IS Function 3 credits
BIT 561 IS Project Management 3 credits
BIT 563 Database Management and Administration 3 credits
BIT 564 Systems Analysis 3 credits
BIT 565 Systems Design 3 credits
BIT 566 Knowledge Management 3 credits
BIT 570 E-Business Strategy 3 credits
BIT 575 Business Network Systems Management 3 credits
BIT 582 Professional Consulting in IS 3 credits

» Course Rotation Schedule [pdf]
» Course Descriptions
» Information Systems Department website

Program Director:
Dr. Lorraine Willoughby
lori.willoughby@minotstateu.edu
701-858-3314