Master of Science in Information Science

The Master of Science in Information Science is a 36-hour, fully-online program designed to equip students with the proper analytical, managerial, and technical skills to effectively enhance the lives of the people, organizations, and government within their sphere of influence.

In the process of successful completion of the Master of Science in Information Science program students will:

  • Analyze, design, and implement solutions to information systems projects and problems.
  • Construct computer programs to automate tasks, to solve problems, and to interact with or augment existing systems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of security concerns and measures as applied to the design and implementation of information systems.
  • Utilize analytic techniques along with mainstream and emerging technologies to solve business problems.
  • Develop and express an ethical framework from which information technology challenges are addressed.
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What type of jobs do MSIS graduates obtain?

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Database Administrator
  • Senior Technical Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Cloud Architect
  • Health Information Technician

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have:

  1. An undergraduate degree with a major or minor in business, information systems, computer sciences, or other science field.
  2. 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work or a previous master’s degree, or 5 years work experience.
  3. A writing sample.
  4. 79 TOEFL score (for international students).

Required Core Curriculum

  • MSIS 6310 Applied Programming
  • MSIS 5320 Database Systems
  • MSIS 6321 Management Information Systems
  • MSIS 5324 Networking
  • MSIS 5367 E-commerce
  • MSIS 6320 Advanced Business Analytics
  • MSIS 5322 Information Systems Analysis & Design
  • MSIS 6330 Human Computer Interaction
  • MSIS 6332 Introduction to Data Science
  • MSIS 6335 Topics in Cybersecurity
  • MSIS 6340 Ethics & Technology
  • MSIS 6345 Capstone Project

Apply online now, or contact HSU Graduate Admissions Counselor Joel Templeton at joel.templeton@hsutx.edu for more information.