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MS in Information Systems

MS Information Systems

Earn your Master’s in Information Systems in the technology capital of the world.

Santa Clara’s MSIS program is in and of Silicon Valley. Our project-based curriculum connects classroom learning to real world business challenges.

 

  • Silicon Valley centered.

     

    Santa Clara University is at the heart of Silicon Valley

    Ideally positioned in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University—and its strong relationships with industry leaders—gives MSIS students exposure to leading-edge technology, business practice, and potential employers.

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  • Cutting-edge curriculum.

     

    MSIS class

    Blending business and information systems core courses, our MSIS curriculum is the foundation for your growth as a key contributor in the IT industry. Coursework is project-based, connecting learning to actual challenges in the field.

    View our specialization tracks for career-focused learning »

  • STEM approved.

     

    Graduate business class in Lucas Hall

    Our MSIS curriculum includes new electives such as Big Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovations in Mobile Payments, and Data Science Analysis with Python. Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension has been approved for international students.

    View MSIS courses here »

Application deadlines

Fall Enrollment

  • April 1 Early Decision Round 1 deadline
  • June 1 Final Round 2 deadline

Winter Enrollment

  • October 1 International Applicants deadline
  • November 1 Application deadline

Tuition

  • $1,022/unit (2016-17 tuition)
  • 51 units minimum 

Application requirements

  • 4-year bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
    (in U.S., by regional accrediting agency; international institutions must be accredited by country's Ministry of Education)
  • Two official transcripts from each institution attended (including extension programs)
    or, for international degrees, a course-by-course evaluation by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or www.naces.org)
  • GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to University from test center
    GMAT Institution Code BV3-WB59
    GRE Insitution Code 7238
  • TOEFL scores sent directly to University from test center
    Required if English is not your first language, even if your schooling was conducted in English. 
    TOEFL Institution Code 4851, Department code: 02
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation 
    Must be from managers or supervisors familiar with your work. For new graduates, recommendations from faculty are acceptable. 

Typical MSIS entering class profile

  • Average age : 26
  • Women : 51%
  • Average undergraduate : GPA 3.2
  • Average GMAT or GRE  : 650 / 308
  • Holding another graduate degree : 20%