24 months
25356 USD/year
25356 USD/year
12166 USD/year
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 The Master in Management Information Systems at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Management Information Systems, Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems, and joint degrees in  MBA/MS in MIS, BS in Business Analytics/MS in MIS, and MS in Finance/MS in MIS.


At the Management Information Systems master at the University of Illinois at Chicago all programs are taught by nationally renowned faculty and are accredited by AACSB-International. The MS in MIS is an advanced degree in the application of information technology to solve business problems. 

The program is designed to train future CIOs, project managers, and technology leaders. A student in the program may specialize in managerial, technical, or a combination of the two areas. Some of the leading-edge topics that will be covered in the program include business analytics, business process redesign, healthcare informatics, technology-enabled innovation, social media, supply chain management, enterprise application platforms, corporate IT management, information systems security, project and vendor management, and IT consulting.

The program is designed for professionals and students (a) in information systems who would like to gain advanced knowledge of the business use of information technology; and (b) in other business functions such as marketing, finance, and accounting who would like to use information systems effectively. The program is flexible and suitable for students with experience or education in information systems, business administration, computer science, engineering, healthcare, or other disciplines. A student may enroll full time or part time. A full-time student with adequate foundation can complete the program in a year. The MS degree is also offered jointly with the MBA, the MS in Business Analytics, and the MS in Finance.

The program leading to the PhD in Management Information Systems focuses on an interdisciplinary business understanding of how technology can affect an organization’s behavior, structure, and function, and on the effective use, control, and management of information and computer systems. Both the technical aspects and organizational impact of information management are assessed. A faculty on the cutting edge of modern MIS practices ensures dynamic research and teaching possibilities in this field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enterprise Application Development
  • Enterprise Information Infrastructure Planning & Security
  • Advanced Database Management
  • Advanced Systems Analysis and Design Project
  • E-Commerce Project
  • Independent Study in Information and Decision Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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32 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Individuals from all baccalaureate fields are encouraged to apply. The exact course requirements will be determined based on an individual’s baccalaureate field and work experience. All applicants must have had the following background course work: mathematics through the level of calculus covering integration and differentiation, and statistics through regression analysis.
  • Tests Required GMAT or GRE taken within five years of entry into the program.
  • Letters of Recommendation Two required (waived for GAMIS applicants).
  • Personal Statement Required.
  • Resume or CV Required.
  • Guaranteed Admissions to MIS (GAMIS) UIC and UIUC students or alumni (graduated within five years of applying) with a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00 and a GPA of 3.00/4.00 in selected IDS- or MIS-related courses will be waived from the GMAT or GRE requirement.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      25356 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12678 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      25356 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12678 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      12166 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6083 USD per semester during 24 months.

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    1297 - 2491 USD /month
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