M.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS)


Admission Requirements
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a satisfactory academic record.

  • Submission of an official score report for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test taken within the last five years. The GRE may be waived if the applicant enrolls initially as a non-matriculating student and completes 9 graduate credits in computer science with a minimum cumulative grade point ratio (CGPR) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and no grade below C or is a Fairleigh Dickinson University computer science graduate and has an undergraduate CGPR of 3.00 or is a non-Fairleigh Dickinson University computer science graduate and has an undergraduate CGPR of 3.50.This GRE waiver policy is only applicable to applicants who graduated from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

  • The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

  • Applicants who have not completed all requirements for admission to the degree program may be permitted to enroll in classes for credit on a non-matriculated or non-degree basis.

Degree Requirements
Prerequisites (12 credits)

ACCT5012     Financial Accounting: End User App
ECON5012    Economic Analysis
MKTG5012    Marketing Principles
CSCI5525     Introduction to Computer Science
CSCI5505     Introduction to Computer Programming

Required  (21 credits)

CSCI6603     Computer Architecture
CSCI6623     Database Systems
CSCI6720     Management Information Systems
CSCI6758     E-Commerce
CSCI7727     Development of MIS 1: Project Management and Systems Analysis
CSCI7791     Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
MKTG6500    Marketing Management

Electives  (9 credits)

Consult the FDU Graduate Bulletin and your advisor regarding electives. Courses are selected from two lists of courses under the headings of Systems and Management. Other information technology and business-oriented courses not on the list may be added at the discretion of the department. A student can opt to receive 3 credits for internship/work experience provided the student has been in the program for a minimum of 9 months.

For student entering in Fall 2011 and beyond must earn a total of 30 credits (excluding prerequisites) with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to graduate. For students entering before September 2008, the cumulative GPA for graduation is 3.0. Prior to FALL 2011, students must earn 33 credits for degree completion.