MS-MIS Admissions

Students who have already completed or are in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree may apply for the master’s program in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS). Applications for the MS-MIS program are accepted for fall admission only.

A 4+1 option is available for current Texas A&M students wishing to pursue an undergraduate and master’s degree in MIS in a total of five years. Students choosing this option should email the MS-MIS Advisor, Dr. Aaron Becker, before or during their junior year to discuss this opportunity. Applications for the 4+1 track must be submitted during the second semester of the student’s junior year.

Program Prerequisites

The MS-MIS program has four program prerequisites:

  • A course in programming (Java, C#, VB, etc. such as ISTM 250 or ISTM 601)
  • A database course (such as ISTM 315 or ISTM 615)
  • A course in systems analysis and design (such as ISTM 320 or ISTM 620)
  • A course in business data communications (such as ISTM 310 or ISTM 610)

Students may receive admission to the program without having already completed all four prerequisite courses; however, for a student’s application to be competitive, the student should have completed at least one of the four courses. We do not accept work experience, corporate training programs/classes, or courses taken through open online course providers as prerequisite credit. Only courses from accredited colleges/universities will be accepted.

Students admitted to the program without all four prerequisites MUST enroll at Texas A&M University during the summer prior to the start of the program in August to complete any outstanding prerequisites. The prerequisite courses will be offered in an online format so they can be completed from anywhere.  Courses taken at other institutions after the time of admission (either online or in person) will not be accepted for credit. Students will receive additional details about completing prerequisites (if necessary) with their admission offer.