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Master of Information Systems

online mis degree

Master of Information Systems

Master's degree

17 months

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit

Online & campus


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Register by: Jul 5, 2023

Go beyond building computers and managing your queues with a Master of Information Systems, where you can run an entire information system. This program teaches you technical and leadership skills you need to develop and manage these systems.

  • Communication

  • Information Technology

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Strategic Planning

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Showcase new skills in weeks – not years – as you pursue your degree.

Skills-aligned program




Course at a time


Weeks per course


Courses per year


Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Information Systems.

What you'll learn

When you earn your master’s degree in information systems, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Develop an information system plan that addresses the needs of an organization and considers emerging technologies.       
  • Explain best practices for an IT project plan required for key roles, resources, operational metrics, and risk responses needed to implement and maintain information systems within an organization
  • Develop methods and tools for communication to drive innovation and change management to support growth within an organization.
  • Create the vision, direction and strategic purpose of an information systems project that supports the needs of an organization.           
  • Construct a plan to meet the regulatory, compliance and security issues within an organization.

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a master’s degree in information systems?

A MIS can help prepare you to be a:

  • Information systems director
  • Information systems manager


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.



Paying for school

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Affordable, Fixed Tuition


Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

Need some help?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional Accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience


Chief Technology Officers


Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

Faculty Spotlight

We don’t know what the field is going to look like three years from now. We just know the threats are growing exponentially. We have to prepare the workforce to be prepared to take on those threats.

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz
Faculty, College of Business & IT

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Master of Business Administration


Master of Cybersecurity


 Master of Science in Data Science



Frequently asked questions about the Master of Information Systems degree

An information system is a way for organizations, such as companies and departments of the government, to collect, process, store and distribute information, often in the form of a shared database or application. The study of information systems typically emphasizes the technology and equipment used for information systems, such as computers, software and networking devices.

A Master of Information Systems degree (MIS) can help prepare you for many different roles, including IT manager, IT director, information systems manager and information systems director.

Both fields deal with information, but the key difference lies in their focus. Information technology involves the design, implementation, maintenance or support of the technology components behind a system. These include databases, networks, hardware, software and other tools.

At University of Phoenix, we offer two great ways to get your Master of Information Systems (MIS) degree.  Each of them teaches 36 important skills, but they come in two different formats: traditional and competency-based.

A traditional Master of Information Systems degree will likely appeal to you if you prefer more faculty instruction and taking one course at a time. A competency-based Master of Information Systems (MIS-CB) program could be a better fit if you already have IT experience and prefer more independence, faculty mentorship and taking multiple courses at once.

For starters, University of Phoenix offers career services not only to current students but to all graduates for life! Visit this page for all the details.

Additionally, our program offers exceptional flexibility. We understand that life happens. Some students have outside jobs, families to take care of or cannot commute. Learn how we can help with time management to take the stress off your shoulders.

Besides our flexibility with 1 class at a time, 6 weeks long with 24/7 access, our faculty actually work in the Information Systems field and can provide insight.

Best of all, former college students can earn their degrees without completely starting over in their coursework. Learn more about our cost-savings programs.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.