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Information Systems M.S.

Middle Tennessee State University
Program overview
1-6 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates



About this program

Information Systems M.S.

The M.S. in Information Systems at MTSU can put a person, with or without an IT background, on the promising path of career success and IT excellence. Most classes are offered in a highly popular innovative “50-50” delivery format, with instruction divided between face-to-face interaction and online study. There are several courses that are 100% online as well. This approach provides both personalized guidance by dedicated professors and the schedule flexibility of online teaching-learning. Students may choose from four concentrations: Business Intelligence and Analytics, Information Security and Assurance, and IT Project Management. The job market considers MTSU graduates to be well-qualified IT professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the business environment. Whatever the level of competence going into the program, faculty members will help identify what that student needs to get where he or she wants to be.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Information Systems program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges and universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by-course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
    • GMAT is preferred. Applicants with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA from an AACSB International school of business are exempt from the exam requirement.

English language proficiency

  • TOEFL iBT: 71
  • TOEFL paper-based: 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • ITEP: n/a
  • Also accepted:
    • ELS Level 112 (completed)

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Scholarships available:

  • Grade 1:  $60,000 - full ride 
  • Grade 2: $45,000
  • Grade 3: $26,000
  • Grade 4 : $10,000

*All scholarships are based on a 3.0 GPA

  • Division: NCAA Division I-A (all sports) (8M/9W)
  • Conference: Conference USA
  • Nickname: Blue Raiders
  • Mascot: Lightning
  • Colours: Royal Blue (PMS 300) and White

Mission Statement

The Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the university, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the university's regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximise human, financial and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.

Contact information:

  • Chris Massaro 
  • Director of Athletic Recruitment 

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


International students:

  • Tuition: $26,172 US
  • Room and Board: $12,164 US
  • Total fees: $38,336 US

Domestic students:

Please contact the school for more information about tuition fees.


The Department of Information Systems and Analytics offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Information Systems and concentrations in IS Business Intelligence and Analytics, IT Project Management, and Information Security and Assurance. A minor is available in Information Systems.

Career paths

MTSU offers IT Connect, an opportunity for students to connect with recruiters and hiring managers in the field of IT.Full-time or part-time internships are also available through this free program. A recent IT Connect event at MTSU welcomed companies such as A3-GIS, Blue Cross Blue Shield TN, Bridge Stone Firestone,CAT Financial, CGI Federal, Cigna, Davita, Decision Source, EFC Systems, eviCore, Experian, Formos Consulting, Genesco, HCA Healthcare, Impact 360, Intelometry,Navi Health, Network Technology Partners, Servpro, Smile Direct Club, Tractor Supply, Trinisys, UBS, Vaco, Wise Equation SolutionsEmployment positions in the IT field include the following:

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems auditor
  • Information systems manager/director
  • Information systems security manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Network administrator
  • Project member/team leader
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer/specialist

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Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the university consists of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35...

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Why study at Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU is recognized for broad, high-quality academic programs, affordable costs and competitive prices, an outstanding teaching faculty, modern infrastructure with new residence halls, academic classrooms, sports facilities, and state of the art facilities, and a welcoming, friendly campus where diversity is appreciated and all students will be valued and respected.

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Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Box 120 Peck Hall 208
1301 East Main Street
37132 Murfreesboro Tennessee
United States of America

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