Information Systems

Middle Tennessee State University

12 months
17782 USD/year
17782 USD/year
7024 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Information Systems at Middle Tennessee State University can put a person, with or without an IT background, on the promising path of career success and IT excellence.


Most classes are offered in a highly popular innovative “50-50” delivery format, with instruction divided between face-to-face interaction and online study. There are several courses that are 100% online as well.  

This approach provides both personalized guidance by dedicated professors and the schedule flexibility of online teaching-learning. Students in the Information Systems program may choose from four concentrations: Business Intelligence and Analytics, Information Security and Assurance,  and IT Project Management. The job market considers Middle Tennessee State University graduates to be well-qualified IT professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the business environment. Whatever the level of competence going into the program, faculty members will help identify what that student needs to get where he or she wants to be. 


MTSU offers IT Connect, an opportunity for students to connect with recruiters and hiring managers in the field of IT. Full-time or part-time internships are also available through this free program. A recent IT Connect event at MTSU welcomed companies such as A3-GIS, Blue Cross Blue Shield TN, Bridge Stone Firestone, CAT Financial, CGI Federal, Cigna, Davita, Decision Source, EFC Systems, eviCore, Experian, Formos Consulting, Genesco, HCA Healthcare, Impact 360, Intelometry, Navi Health, Network Technology Partners, Servpro, Smile Direct Club, Tractor Supply, Trinisys, UBS, Vaco, Wise Equation Solutions Employment positions in the IT field include the following: 

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems auditor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • IT Systems Development Project Management 
  • Seminar in Database Management 
  • Information Systems Practicum 
  • Applied Business Analytics 
  • IS Security: Management and Assurance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete graduate application for admission
  • Submit $35 nonrefundable application fee (money order or check with routing numbers); American Express, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted for online applications.
  • Submit a copy of valid passport.
  • Already in the U.S., submit a copy of valid Visa and copies of pages 1-3 of your current I-20 and the front and back of your I-94 card or I-94 information print out.
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institution(s). We request transcripts be sent directly to an accredited external evaluation service. If transcripts are written in a foreign language, an official translation in English is required in addition to the official original copy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17782 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17782 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17782 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17782 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    7024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7024 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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