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Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems

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Graduate Certificates in Management Information Systems

297 Yearly Graduations
$66,600 Median Salary
$38,257 Median Debt
There are 83 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in MIS. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.1% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2019-2020, 297 earned their graduate certificate in MIS. This earns it the #8 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in MIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,498
Master’s Degree 2,668
Associate Degree 860
Basic Certificate 754
Graduate Certificate 297
Undergraduate Certificate 76
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of MIS Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in MIS is $66,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $66,600 and the high is $66,600.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in MIS is $38,257. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $38,257 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $38,257.


The median monthly payment of a MIS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $446.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in MIS. About 55.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 166
Women 131

The racial-ethnic distribution of MIS graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 157
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 41

There are 83 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in MIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 222
Information Resources Management 30
Knowledge Management 30
Other Information Systems & Services 15

Below are some popular majors that are similar to MIS that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,311
Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Human Resource Management 1,700
Accounting 1,018
Finance & Financial Management 897


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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