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Why This Online MSIS Degree

Program Requirements

This program curriculum is based on national standards that were developed by a joint committee of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and offers a wide choice of courses with three fully online specialization tracks. 

Candidates for this MS degree: 

  • ​Are not required to have a technology undergraduate degree or background, 
  • Are not required to take a comprehensive examination
  • Do not need to complete a thesis in the major field for graduation


CU Denver's Fully Online MSIS Program


You can complete your MSIS degree completely online – allowing you the freedom to strategically choose from a wide selection of courses in three specialization areas to complete from wherever you are. Concisely put, the program consists of 30 credit hours. These course hours are designed to include MSIS core, an area of specialization, Informations Systems elective and a ‘free’ elective.

You may transfer up to nine credit hours from an AACSB International-accredited graduate school to be applied toward the information systems core upon approval. Contact our Enrollment Navigator for details.


Choose a Business Specialization


Besides 6 credit hours from the MSIS core, you must select an additional 15 credit hours from the following specialization options. The specialization courses help complement your interests, prior education and work experiences. You can see the full specialization option courses on the MSIS Courses Page or each specialization page.

  • Enterprise Technology Management (ETM)
  • Business Intelligence Systems (BI)
  • Web & Mobile Computing (WMC) 





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