Master of Science in Information SystemsApplication & Requirements

Admission Requirements

Our Master of Science in Information Systems candidates are highly motivated professionals intent on reaching that next level of leadership success. Admissions decisions can be quite competitive. Admission to the Master of Science in Information Systems program is based on a variety of factors and will be evaluated holistically. Our admissions team carefully screens each application to ensure candidates are an optimal fit for the program demands and objectives. 

To be eligible for admission to the MSIS degree program, prospective students must:

  1. Hold a four-year U.S. equivalent Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  2. Have a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

  3. Achieve a competitive score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). FIU University's code is 5206.

    Waiver of the requirement could be considered if either:

    a. The applicant has a minimum of four (4) years of professional experience directly related to the program

    b. If the applicant already completed a graduate degree in a directly related field from an accredited university with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or

    c. If applicant is entering a business master’s program under a special agreement for admissions with specific foreign universities.

  4. Provide a personal statement on the motivation to attend the program, including personal and career goals.

  5. If you earned your Bachelor’s Degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS. Here is the list of TOEFL exempt countries.

    There is a fee for the examination. The minimum scores for all accepted exams are as follows:

    • IELTS: 6.5
    • TOEFL:
      • Paper-based: 550
      • Computer-based: 213
      • Internet-based(iBT): 80

    When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

Entrance through Graduate in Business Analytics option

If applicant is a student in the FIU Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program, and has completed the first 12 credits with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, he or she may be eligible for admission to the MSIS degree program. Appropriate courses from the Certificate program may be transferred into the MSIS degree program.

Please click here for more information on the Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics.

Application Deadline

Start Term U.S.-based applicant International applicant
August July 22nd June 1st
January December 3rd November 1st
The dates above are the last day for US and international applicants to submit a graduate application and all required documents.

Application Process

  • Complete the Graduate Admission Application. Select “Create User Account” (Unless you have created one previously). Complete all required fields.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of US $30.00.

Submit your completed application and all supporting documentation to:

FIU - MSIS Program
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199
  1. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. If the official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be evaluated by an official translation agency that is accredited by NACES and sent to our mailing address above.

  2. Official proof of degree. A notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript(s).

  3. Your resume. Include any IT experience, especially if you do not have a Bachelor in Information Systems/Technology.

  4. Statement of purpose. Please note there is no minimum or maximum word or page count. The document should outline your objectives in pursuing this graduate degree.

  5. Recommendation letters (Optional)

  6. Applicants whose studies where completed in a country whose official language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS – a University list of exemptions is available here. These tests are available worldwide. There is a fee for the examination.
    Minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 80 internet-based, 550 paper-based, and 213 computer-based. Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5. To obtain information about the TOEFL exam, please contact the English Language Institute 305-348-2222, or visit www.toefl.org. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206. To obtain more information about the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.

  7. Proof of US residency/citizenship

Florida Residents: Two proofs of residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions. For a list of acceptable documents please click here.

International Applicants

If you are an international applicant, you must also submit the additional documents listed below:

  1. Submit a completed and signed Declaration of Finances (DCF) form. Please note that the minimum amount in the DCF must be at least $53,600 for 2017-2018 academic year.

  2. Bank letter has to reflect $53,600.

  3. Sponsor letter (if applicable).

You must submit a complete application packet to be considered.

Please note that admission and enrollment to the program is on the first-come-first basis.

To check the status of your application, please call 305.348.4347 or e-mail the MSIS office at msis@fiu.edu.

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