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Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
Today’s business environment relies on employees who can help companies leverage information technology to gain a competitive edge. The Master of Science in Information Systems (IS) provides you with the managerial and technological skills that support these goals.


The 31.5-credit program provides fundamentals in IS strategy, database management systems, global issues in IT, and systems analysis and design. You can choose a concentration in Data Analytics. Graduates are employed in diverse industries as project managers, systems analyst developers, technology leads, IT managers, systems analysts, and CIOs. Those with undergraduate degrees in Accountancy may be able to pursue NYS CPA-certification with the MS IS degree.

Programme Structure

    Courses include:
    -Business Communication I
    -Information Systems for Managers
    -Systems Analysis and Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    31.5 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

    Application fee 
    Degrees from other countries  
    Two letters of recommendation
    English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    805 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 805 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    440 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



The Federal Perkins Loan program allows both full-time and part-time (6 credits per semester) students in degree programs to borrow money at 5 percent simple interest. This is a federal low-interest loan that students must begin paying back nine months after graduating or leaving college. Students have up to ten years to repay their loans. Eligible students must show financial need and be either citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Graduate students at CUNY borrow typically between $3,000- $4,000 per year from the Perkins Loan program. However, a total of no more than $60,000 may be borrowed during a student's undergraduate and graduate enrollment. The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for the Federal Perkins Loan.


The Direct Stafford Loan program allows full-time and part-time students to borrow money directly from the federal government. The loans must be paid back beginning six months after graduation or dropping below half-time enrollment. Interest accrues while the student attends school. This interest may be paid or added to the loan. This program allows graduate students to borrow money at an interest rate of 5.41%.

You should be aware that once you begin receiving federal and/or state assistance, you must maintain good academic standing and must make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of your degree in order to continue receiving aid.


Students are eligible to borrow under the PLUS Loan Program up to their cost of attendance minus other estimated financial assistance in the Direct Loan Program. The terms and conditions applicable to Parent PLUS Loans also apply to Graduate/Professional PLUS loans. Requirements include a determination that the applicant does not have an adverse credit history.

Application Form

Applicants for these loans are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


There are no set annual or aggregate limits. You may borrow up to your full cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid you receive (including Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, scholarships, and certain fellowships).

Interest rate and repayment

Direct PLUS Loans have a fixed interest rate of 6.41%. This interest rate will not change throughout the life of your loan.

Graduate PLUS borrowers have nearly all the repayment options that Direct Loan borrowers have. The exception is that the Direct Loan Income Contingent Repayment Plan is not an option for Direct PLUS Loan borrowers. Repayment begins on the date of the last disbursement of the loan and the first payment is due within 60 days after the date the loan is fully disbursed. A Graduate PLUS borrower may receive a deferment while he or she is enrolled on at least a half-time basis at an eligible school. Upon dropping to less than half-time enrollment status, the borrower is not entitled to a grace period on his or her PLUS loans.

Qualifying Credits and Program

You must be enrolled at least half-time in a graduate or professional program (for example, a program that leads to a Master's Degree or to a law or medical degree) at a school that participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, and must meet all of the other general eligibility requirements for the Federal Student Aid programs. In addition, you must not have an adverse credit history (a credit-check will be done).

Additional information

The Graduate and Professional Student PLUS loan will not reduce eligibility for the Stafford Loan, but the PLUS loan limit will take the amount borrowed under the Stafford Loan into account. The PLUS loan is limited to cost of attendance minus aid received, as certified by the school.

Grants and Scholarships

CUNY students receive a wide variety of grants and scholarships. Grants come from both federal funds and private institutions but, unlike loans, you do not have to repay them. The amount you receive is based on the level of unmet need and can only be determined after you complete the FAFSA. Scholarships, just like grants, do not require repayment. Scholarships can be awarded for a variety of reasons, including academic, artistic, religious, career-based, etc.



The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants up to $4,000 per year for to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The TEACH Grants will be awarded to eligible graduate students. The aggregate maximum amount is $8000 for graduate students.

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

Student Eligibility Requirements

To receive a TEACH Grant you must meet the following criteria:

·Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although youdo nothave to demonstrate financial need.

·Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

·Be enrolled as a graduate student in an eligible CUNY graduate program

·Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Such coursework may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher)

·Be either a Full-time or Part-time student

·Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).

·Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (see below for more information on the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve)

High-Need Fields

High-need fields are the specific areas identified below:

·Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition

·Foreign Language


·Reading Specialist


·Special Education

·Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching in that field

These are teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas) that are listed in the Department of Education'sAnnual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.

Schools Serving Low-Income Students

Schools serving low-income students include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the Department of Education'sAnnual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits. To access the Directory.

Teach Grant Agreement to Serve

Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that is available electronically on theTEACH Grant Agreement to servewebsite. The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded, the teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgment by you that you understand that if you do not meet the teaching service requirements you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were disbursed.


There are more than 1,000 scholarships, awards, and special program opportunities offered throughout CUNY and its 24 colleges and schools. Some are designed to help students as they begin their college careers, others are awarded as they progress in their major — be it the arts, sciences, or the humanities. Some are based on need, others on merit. Each college has a complete listing of all the scholarships and financial awards it offers. In addition to scholarships available at the CUNY campuses there are thousands of private organizations that provide assistance to college students. These scholarships are based on a variety of factors.



An internship is an official or formal program to provide practical experience in an occupation or profession. CUNY offers a wide variety of internships, which allow students to gain relevant experience in their field of interest. The following are just some of the great opportunities available to CUNY students:

Baruch’s Weissman Center for International Business

The Internship Placement Program of the Weissman Center for International Business provides internships for Baruch undergraduate and graduate students with firms doing business within the global market in the New York metropolitan area. We provide council on pursuing international internships for undergraduate and graduate Baruch students. We also work with the coordination of fellowships, professional development programs, and travel grants. Our Internship Placement Program seeks companies/organizations who want to host an intern and provide a Baruch College student with a valuable professional experience.

Graduate School of Journalism’s New York Times Internship

The New York Times offers 10-week summer internships to college seniors and graduate students who have decided on careers in journalism.


A fellowship is a financed research post providing study facilities, privileges, etc, often in return for teaching services. CUNY students can participate in numerous fellowships, including the following:

Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) program in 2009 to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in fundamental research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S who will pursue careers in research critical to the Office of Science mission at DOE laboratories and in academia.

The DOE SCGF is a three-year award, providing partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either a first or second year graduate student, or an undergraduate senior at the time of applying, and must be pursuing or plan to pursue graduate study and research in areas relevant to the science programs supported by the DOE Office of Science. Applications are subject to rigorous peer review by external experts based on established merit review criteria.Learn more

Javits Fellowships

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2010, the maximum stipend was $30,000, and the institutional payment was $13,755. In fiscal year 2011, the maximum stipend will be $30,000 and the institutional payment is estimated to be $13,755.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in March 2014 on the basis of a single national competition. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year. The program promotes a strong sense of community among Soros Fellows through fall conferences and other activities for fellows receiving financial support and numerous events held throughout the country for fellows receiving financial support and numerous events held throughout the country for fellows who are no longer receiving financial support.The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 8, 2013.

Truman Scholar

The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive national award. The program receives over 600 nominations each year from institutions around the country.

Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria:

·- I hope to be a "change agent," in time, improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.

·- There are conditions in our society or the environment which trouble me.

·- I want to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector to improve these conditions.

·- I am comfortable committing to work in public service for three of the first seven years after I complete a Foundation-funded graduate degree.

·- I would like to get a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.


CUNY CAP – Counseling Assistance Program

·CUNYCAP students, through a work schedule of approximately 20 hours per week, have made significant contributions within the areas of admissions, financial aid, career development, counseling, academic advisement, health services and student activities at all CUNY senior and community colleges. Some participants work within several New York City high schools through CUNY's Office of Admission Services (OAS) and College Now Program.

·In addition to providing assistance to college and high school students, CUNYCAP participants gain impressive experience, receive a salary of $10.00 per hour, and are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six CUNY graduate credits for each of the fall and spring semesters (excluding summers) at the New York State resident rate.

·Federal Work-Study


·Work-study offers students the opportunity to earn money on campus or at a public or private non-profit organization. This money may be used to help pay for educational expenses.

·To be eligible, students must demonstrate financial need, must be attending college at least half-time (6 credits per semester), must be enrolled in degree-granting programs, and must be either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Students use the FAFSA as the application form to determine eligibility for the Federal Work-Study program.

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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