The first fully online information systems master’s program in Texas, our MS IS degree was also ranked the No. 1 in the nation as the Best Online Master’s in Information Systems Degree Programs by Intelligent.com for 2022. Nationally recognized for value and affordability, we offer a broad, rigorous program that enhances your current skillset to prepare you for a career change or advancement within your existing field. Through online course work, you’ll explore all areas related to management information systems and gain a range of technical knowledge and skills to prepare you for making decisions related to information systems, information technology resources, business operations and personnel.
Designed for working professionals to complete in two years, our MS in information systems is a flexible, 100% online degree program that allows you to access classes remotely while balancing work and life demands.
What is Information Systems?
Information systems include people, information technology and business processes, as well as networks of hardware and software. They organize and analyze data through collection, processing, storing and distribution to support business operations, management and decision-making.
At Tarleton, our online information systems master’s degree program focuses on specific domains within the MIS field such as networking, databases, systems analysis and design, management information systems, business intelligence and project management. The competitive cost of our online program plus the increased income potential equals a high return on your investment in graduate school — and your future.
Why Study Information Systems?
Expand your analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills with analysis and synthesis of computer information systems and information technology.
Gain valuable work experience while earning course credit
Internships provide opportunities to learn additional job skills and work on new IT projects beyond your current experience. This is a great way to explore other interests and specialties in information systems. Internships may be paid or unpaid and may lead to career advancement or promotion upon graduation. Course credit may be earned for qualifying internships. Our graduate students have completed internships at TechnipFMC, NASA, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Ben E. Keith, Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White Health and many more.
Get involved with graduate research in a variety of ways
Research is an effective way to enhance your learning and prepare for doctoral degree programs. Opportunities to conduct research are built into course work, and you have the option of adding problems classes or a thesis to your MIS degree plan to work closely with faculty on developing a comprehensive research project while learning about literature reviews, methodologies, data collection, data analyses and more.
Learn from full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty
We regularly present research at professional conferences and publish work in journals. Our research interests include power relations and control in IS implementation projects and programs, the intersection of IS practice and legal practice, the relationship between IS and human flourishing in organizations and computer and network security.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)