May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Management Information Systems, MS


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C.T. Bauer College of Business  > Department of Decision & Information Sciences > Management Information Systems, MS

Job growth for Management Information System (MIS) professionals continues to be the top career option in many forecasts. Demand for MIS graduates is strong and expected to remain so over the next decade. To meet this demand, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) is a non-thesis program with coursework in Management Information Systems, designed to accommodate both full and part-time students with courses held 6-9 p.m. on weekdays. It is most relevant to those working, or planning to work in the following areas:

  • Technology consulting,
  • Application development,
  • Systems analysis,
  • Technology project management,
  • Database administration,
  • Security or infrastructure specialism,
  • Manager or director of any of the above listed areas.

Admission Requirements


The MS/MIS admits students for Fall and Spring terms.

Admission eligibility for the Master of Science in Management Information Systems program requires a four-year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution. The undergraduate degree must be in management information systems or computer science.  Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring terms.

A complete application should include:

  1.  Application for Graduate Studies www.applyweb.com/uhouston
  2. Transcripts
    • Domestic transcripts - official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
    • International transcripts - one original transcript and degree certificate in the original language and the other must be an official English Translation of the transcript.
  3. Test Scores
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores, less than 5 years old
    • International applicants must submit comply with English language proficiency requirements. Full details are found at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/english-proficiency/.
      • One of the following tests may be submitted to meet this requirement.
        Please note that scores over two years old will not be accepted.
        • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score above 603 on the paper-based test or 100 on the Internet-based test.
        • Official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score above 6.5.
        • Official PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) minimum of 70.
  4. Non-refundable Application Fee(s)
    • An application fee is required and varies by applicant type.
  5. Additional Requirements for International Applicants can be found at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/
    • NOTE: International students must have a four-year degree from an accredited university to apply for the MBA. Three-year degrees are not considered equivalent. There is no bridge program at UH. Students with a three-year degree will likely need to combine it with a completed master’s degree from their home country before applying.​
  6. Resume
  7. Goal Statement - In one to two pages, discuss what motivates you, how your personal and professional experience has shaped you, and how will you maximize the specialized Master’s degree to reach your future goals.​
  8. Letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements


The MS/MIS Program Total: 36.0 Credit Hours

Program information is subject to change

Core Skills Courses


18.0 Credit Hours

Core Skills courses may be waived with substitution based on previous graduate or undergraduate coursework for which a grade of at least B was achieved.  The substitute courses will be taken from the program’s elective list.

Electives


18.0 Credit Hours

  • Electives must be selected from the approved list. The approved list is subject to change.
  • A maximum of two elective courses may be waived based on prior graduate or undergraduate coursework for which a minimum grade of B was received.
  • No more than three non-MIS courses may be selected as electives.​

MIS Electives


Non-MIS Electives


Department/Program Policies


  • Coursework for the MS/MIS will not include any repeats of prior undergraduate or graduate courses.
  • Students receiving three or more grades of C or below (9.0 Credit Hours) will not be retained in the program.
  • Waiver of Core Skills Courses
    • Core Skills courses may be waived with substitution based on previous graduate or undergraduate course work for which a grade of at least B was achieved.  The substitute courses will be taken from the Electives list shown above.
  • Waiver of Electives
    • A maximum of two elective courses may be waived based on prior graduate or undergraduate coursework for which a minimum grade of B was received.
  • Selection of Non-MIS Electives
    • No more than three non-MIS courses may be selected as electives.
  • Continuous Enrollment
    • Unless students petition for a leave of absence, they must maintain continuous enrollment during the fall and spring terms. Students who are out of the program for more than one calendar year will be under the jurisdiction of the catalog in effect at the time of reentry.
    • Students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment for more than two calendar years must reapply for admission to the program and must meet admission requirements in effect at that time.
  • Effective Term of Admission
    • Admission is granted for a specific term. If students wish to postpone enrollment, they must secure approval from the graduate advisor. The first term in which students, as graduate students, complete graduate-level work that applies toward a degree is the effective term of admission.

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