Frequently Asked Questions
Students are accepted for the fall, spring, or summer semester. Although there is no deadline for admission, candidates are encouraged to apply at least the semester before they wish to enter the program.
A minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA is required for regular admission. Students with more than five years of professional work experience lacking a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis after interviewing with the program director. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from a 4-year regionally accredited college/university.See the Admissions section of this catalog for admission application procedures and costs.
No previous Information Systems or Computer Science degree is required.
The MSIS Director will work with you as your advisor.
One assistantship is awarded each academic year. Applications are required. The assistant will be awarded by the Graduate MSIS faculty based upon qualifications and merit.
The average class size is 25 students.
No, the GRE and GMAT are not required for entrance to the MSIS program.
All faculty who teach, hold terminal degrees in their field, and industry experience in their field.
“A Term” residencies will take place on Fridays of the first and last week for 3 hours per course. “B Term” residencies will take place on Saturdays of the first and last week for 3 hours per course. Meeting times vary with courses being held in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
Yes, the MSIS is designed for the working professional and is offered as a part-time degree which can be finished in two years including the summer sessions. A student has up to 5 years to complete the degree.
In all, 36 credit hours.
An international student is required to take a minimum of 9 credit hour status to maintain the full-time F1 status.
It depends on the availability of professors and courses. MSIS director will advise all the students before the registration.
Yes, there are many international students groups. We have UMHB Cross-Cultural Cru, Indian Students Association who conduct great events on campus. Follow them on Facebook.
The online-only programs have historically lower success rates for reasons not fully understood, but we speculate from conversations with students that the lack of camaraderie and shared experience plays a role. By coming together, students will meet colleagues and build community.
Page last updated February 13, 2019