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Management Information Systems (MS) - Online 
Program Description

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Department offers an online Master’s degree in MIS. The MISonline Master’s degree is designed for working professionals with information technology experience.

MIS professionals are the “communication bridges” between IT and the business community. They analyze, design, implement, and manage IT applications and strategies to help solve business problems. MIS students first learn business processes and then analyze how to improve the processes using IT.

MIS professionals secure positions in website design and development, consulting, security risk assessment, internet marketing, Sarbanes-Oxley audit control, business analysis, customer relationship management consulting, eCommerce, legal forensics, medical records automation, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management.

Eller College MIS students are prepared for the future because they learn more than technical skills — they learn how to apply technical skills in support of business processes.

The online Master’s program in MIS, offers students the flexibility to study anywhere in a 100% online environment, complete the courses faster through a 8 week accelerated format and choose the order of their classes. Students complete ten courses that will equip them with critical management and advanced technology skills needed to become a leader and decision-maker in the technology field. Embedded in the MISonline master's degree are two graduate certificates - the Enterprise Security Certificate and the Business Intelligence and Analytics Certificate. Both certificates provide in-depth knowledge on two of today's hottest and high-growth IT fields.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Management Information Systems -

Since pioneering one of the nation's first Management Information Systems (MIS) curricula, the MIS department has been a leader in IT education and research. Our programs—ranked in the top 5 since 1989—reflect the vigorous dynamics of technology today. We have brought in more than $200 million in external funding for research—more than any other MIS program in the world. Our research generates real-world solutions for significant problems and influences our cutting-edge curriculum. Our distinguished faculty win research and teaching awards. Our alumni hold leadership positions in diverse business environments, from Fortune 500 technology and consulting enterprises to emerging new ventures.

College of Management  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Natalie D Mora
Graduate Program Coordinator
Bryn M Pallette
Director of Graduate Studies
William T Neumann
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

For domestic students a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For international students an US comparable Bachelor's degree.
GPA score of 3.0 or higher (for the last 60 units completed)
Two (2) years of work experience (does not include internships)

Supporting application documentation needed include:

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation (application system will ask for recommenders contact information and it will send out the requests for you online.)
  2. Current resume which includes employment history, education, awards/honors, memberships and participation in professional organizations (uploaded during the application process.)
  3. Purpose of Graduate Study.  A document stating your goals and objectives of gaining this degree and how obraining this degree will impact your career path. (uploaded during the application process.)
  4. Copies of transcripts (uploaded during the application process.)
  5. Official transcripts (sealed) from all institutions attended. Send your official transcripts to the address below.
  6. Completed Graduate College Application (including $85 processing payment.)

International students ONLY:

In addition to the requirements above international applications must also provide:

  1. Copy of TOEFL scores. 
    • TOEFL minimum score: 90 internet based testing. (for international applicants only who have not graduated from a U.S.A. institution. Test must have been taken within two years of the intended term of enrollment).
  2. Official TOEFL scores.
    • Test must have been taken within the last two years of intended term of enrollment and sent to University of Arizona (code #4832) from ETS.

Send your offcial transcripts to:

     MIS Department, Online Admissions

     University of Arizona

     Eller College of Management

     McClelland Hall #430

     PO Box 210108

     Tucson, AZ 85721-0108


Standardized Tests

Required test(s): N/A
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended tests:
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Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum GMAT:
Minimum MAT:
Minimum TOEFL: 90
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants 

International Applicants

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: TOEFL: 4832 (The University of Arizona)

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 30
Core coursework
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 08 Mar 2018