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Master's Degree in Management Information Systems

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Master’s Degrees in Management Information Systems

2,668 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. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 11.6% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2019-2020, 2,668 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 9,498
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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in MIS is $67,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses. 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.


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.


The median monthly payment of a MIS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $477.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in MIS. About 64.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,729
Women 939

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 217
Black or African American 418
Hispanic or Latino 293
White 1,078
International Students 310
Other Races/Ethnicities 352

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

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 1,679
Information Resources Management 798
Other Information Systems & Services 169
Knowledge Management 64

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 121,330
Management Sciences & Methods 23,091
Accounting 19,027
Human Resource Management 9,112
Business & Commerce 8,782


*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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