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Master of Science in Information Systems

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Technology is integrated into every aspect of business today. The Master of Science in information systems degree will empower you to lead in a competitive marketplace and embrace digital transformation. By earning this degree, you will be able to pursue a variety of technology-related careers that support business growth and innovation.

What will you learn in our program?

You will learn critical and systems thinking as they apply to the integration of technology, business and culture. The program focuses on data collection, analytics, ethics, security and risk. Graduates also gain a PMP certification level knowledge of project management, essential to managing complex data, system development and business operations. Though no previous technology experience or degree is necessary, this MSIS program teaches students cybersecurity basics, data analytics and agile methods for project management. These highly demanded skills support entry into evolving businesses.

Harding’s MSIS degree supports knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to real world business problems. Each course emphasizes innovation and the importance of agility in responding to the marketplace and flexibility in responding to multiple stakeholders. You will learn how to leverage technology to become more effective in your professional career and to create a competitive advantage for you and your company.

No previous technology degree or experience is necessary to successfully earn this MSIS degree.

Admission Requirements

If you are interested in our online MSIS program, we encourage you to apply! Applying online is quick and easy! MSIS admissions counseling is available to guide you through the admissions process.

To apply for Harding’s online MSIS program, applicants must have:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
    Official copies of transcripts from the college or university that granted the bachelor’s degree
  • A current resume
  • Students will be considered qualified for admission with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above, and appropriate documentation. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement are invited to apply and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

What can an MSIS do for me?

Business and technology are inseparable in today’s evolving business landscape. With a master’s in information systems degree, you will strengthen your knowledge of technology-enabled business operations — a valuable skill in many organizations and industries. With an MSIS degree, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of careers that depend on the skills gained in this program.

In addition to accelerating your current career path, graduates can transition to information systems jobs, such as:

  • Database administrator
  • Strategic technology consultant
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Project manager
  • Data analyst
  • Information security analyst

Curriculum

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Application

To apply for Harding’s MSIS program, please complete the following admissions requirements:

*Note: Harding alumni and current students do not need to request Harding transcripts as they are on file.

Additional requirements, including TOEFL scores, may apply for international students. For more information on international applications, visit our International Admissions page.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Graduate School of Business
HU 10774
Searcy, AR 72149-5615