Welcome to the Online
UMBC's Online Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) allows you to continue your education while you're working full-time or if geography precludes you from on-campus access to an accredited honors university with nationally recognized IT programs.
UMBC continues to be one of the leading producers of information technology graduates in the country. Since 2001, the completely online format of our MSIS has benefitted graduates from across North America and in other countries with a graduate credential in information systems that offers a competitive edge in IT career advancement.
Many of our online graduates say they apply new skills and methodologies that increase their value to employers well before graduation. HR professionals and top technology recruiters alike agree that a degree from UMBC makes your resume stand out from the pack in the highly-competitive IT industry. UMBC is a top research university in IS, and we offer the same accredited Master's degree online—developed by our research faculty—as our on-campus program.
We invite you to use this website to review course descriptions and sample syllabi; take a look at what our graduates and faculty have to say; sign up to receive more information, and apply to the program when you are ready.
If you have specific questions about UMBC's online Master’s in Information Systems which are not answered through the information available here, we encourage you to email us at OnlineMS@UMBC.edu, or call 1-800-353-8622 (press “Option 1” when prompted).
UMBC is Fully Accredited: UMBC is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215-662-5606).