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Master’s Degrees in Management Information Systems

2,777 Yearly Graduations
$67,100 Median Salary
$40,899 Median Debt
There are 148 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in MIS. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 36% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 16.2% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,777 master's degrees were awarded to MIS majors. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree 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 9,797
Master’s Degree 2,777
Associate’s Degree 950
Basic Certificate 788
Graduate Certificate 338
Undergraduate Certificate 54
Doctor’s Degree 43

Earnings of MIS Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in MIS is $67,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $63,000 to a high of $67,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in MIS is $40,899. 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, $43,788 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $36,416.

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The median monthly payment of a MIS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $476.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in MIS. About 66.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,859
Women 918
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in MIS

The racial-ethnic distribution of MIS master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 177
Black or African American 451
Hispanic or Latino 283
White 1,099
International Students 449
Other Races/Ethnicities 318
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MIS Master's Degree Students

There are 148 colleges that offer a master’s degree in MIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
408 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for MIS majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 136,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 408 master's degrees were handed out to MIS majors at WGU. Of these students, 23% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

258 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in MIS. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 258 people received their master's degree in MIS from UOPX - Arizona. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#3

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
184 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

The MIS program at Webster University awarded 184 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

129 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,278 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,017 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 129 master's degrees were handed out to MIS majors at BGSU. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

123 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Institute of Technology - Online is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 123 people received their master's degree in MIS from Florida Institute of Technology - Online. About 35% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
111 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

The MIS program at DeVry University - Illinois awarded 111 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Goldey - Beacom College

Wilmington, Delaware
98 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Goldey - Beacom College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,106 per year.

The MIS program at Goldey - Beacom College awarded 98 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

90 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Potomac - VA Campus is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 people received their master's degree in MIS from University of the Potomac - VA Campus. Of these students, 27% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Grantham University

Lenexa, Kansas
86 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grantham University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in MIS. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,200 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 master's degrees were handed out to MIS majors at Grantham University. Of these students, 27% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Baruch College

New York, New York
80 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their master's degree is Baruch College. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The MIS program at Baruch College awarded 80 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
70 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their master's degree is Benedictine University. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,084 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,273 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their master's degree in MIS from Benedictine U. Around 1% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#12

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
68 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Global Campus is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The MIS program at Colorado State University - Global Campus awarded 68 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#13

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
60 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in MIS. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

The MIS program at University of Alabama at Birmingham awarded 60 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
53 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Dearborn comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in MIS. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,729 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their master's degree in MIS from UM Dearborn. Of these students, 47% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Universidad del Este

Carolina, Puerto Rico
48 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their master's degree is Universidad del Este. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their master's degree in MIS from UNE. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

43 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,268 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 master's degrees were handed out to MIS majors at Embry-Riddle Worldwide. About 30% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

DeVry College of New York

New York, New York
34 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry College of New York comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in MIS. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

The MIS program at DeVry College of New York awarded 34 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 32% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
34 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Xavier University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in MIS. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

The MIS program at Xavier University awarded 34 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#19

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
29 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Full Sail University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

The MIS program at Full Sail University awarded 29 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#20

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
28 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Miami is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in MIS. Roughly 17,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in MIS from U Miami. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 1,756
Information Resources Management 703
Knowledge Management 163
Other Information Systems & Services 155

Below are some popular majors that are similar to MIS that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 128,188
Accounting 20,770
Management Sciences & Methods 12,583
Business & Commerce 9,486
Human Resource Management 8,943

References

*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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