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Why This Online MSIS Degree

Program Requirements

This exciting new 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 chage with the industry changes.

The MSIS program offers a wide choice of courses. Candidates for this MS degree are not required to take a comprehensive examination or to complete a thesis in the major field. 

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, Information Systems 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.

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

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