Information Systems

Master of Science

Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 30-33 Hours

This degree program is STEM-coded. International students studying on an F-1 visa may be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practice Training Extension and an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension.

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Program Overview

The purpose of the Master of Science in Information Systems program is to further build technical competency in information systems while developing leadership to advance careers in the IT or business world. Honing in on leadership and technical skills enables graduates to obtain greater opportunities in position and salary. Students acquire knowledge about project management, ethical, legal, and organizational issues, cybersecurity, database management, analytics, and teamwork.

The MSIS requires completion of at least 30 (33 with thesis) hours of graduate credit. Students may choose to do a thesis as part of this degree program. The degree is offered online, face-to-face, or a combination of the preceding two formats.

Talk with an advisor to find out how you can pursue a micro-credential in data analytics (9 credit hours) while pursuing this degree.

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"I attribute COBA to my success in many ways. COBA and its master’s degree program helped me gain specialized knowledge to advance in my career, made it easier for me to take a senior position with my current employer, and increased my overall earning potential. I have become a better problem solver and more easily tackle complex projects… My master’s in Computer Information Systems degree from TAMUCT has helped me advance my career opportunities such as leading enterprise-wide projects, becoming a cybersecurity professional and obtaining highly demanded industry certifications such as Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMP and CompTIA’s Security+."
Crystal Bausley
Texas A&M University - Central Texas, Alum

Marketable Skills for a Sustainable Career

As an MS in Information Systems student, you gain marketable skills that combine your existing knowledge and experience of information systems with the study and application of new technology solutions and methods. The program provides a well-rounded, holistic approach to managing information systems, through which our students gain skills and knowledge about ethical, legal, security, and social issues relating to information systems.

Ready for a real-world IT career

Average first-year earnings for Texas master's graduates in computer and information sciences entering software & application development positions was $76,164 (Texas CREWS workforce data). Texas Career Check estimates the employment rate in related professions to grow 33.2%.

Career Opportunities

  • Director of Systems Development/E-Commerce /IT operations
  • IT Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Application Development Manager
  • Database Manager
  • Database Designer
  • Database Administrator
  • Application Developer
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Network Administrator

Program Coordinator

Dr. Khaldoon Dhou
Department: College of Business Administration
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Room: FH-323F
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Dr. Khaldoon Dhou

Program Accreditation

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The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Schools that have earned AACSB business accreditation demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development, and learner success.

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