The Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business responds to these demands with a rigorous, yet practical, curriculum that provides professionals with the tools they need to bridge the gap between business and technology.Expand your knowledge and update your expertise The four-quarter standardized program trains IS students to understand the role of information technology and identify the appropriate technology solution to either solve an existing business problem or create a new business opportunity. Building on the Foster School's strong emphasis on strategic thinking and leadership, this program teaches students how to critically analyze business situations and use innovative approaches that suit those situations in a manner consistent with the overall organizational strategy.

Learn while you work

This full-time program holds classes on two weeknights and on some Saturdays. So you can work full-time and still earn your Master's Degree. As an accelerated one-year program you to learn necessary skills within a short period of time.

Program Structure

  • Information Technology and Organizational Strategy
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Operations and Business Process Management
  • Business Decision Models
  • Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
  • Digital Transformation of Organizations
  • Information Security in a Networked World
  • Information Technology and Marketing in the New Economy
  • Advanced Business Data Mining
  • Compliance and Legal Issues in Information Technology
  • Contemporary Topics in Information Systems
  • Managing Information Technology Projects
  • Enterprise Systems and Integration
  • Leadership Series

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Program requirements

Applicant ProfilePersonal Statement EssayResume2 Letters of RecommendationOfficial GMAT or GRE Score Report (waived for Foster IS option graduates within the last 3 years)Unofficial Transcript and GPAEmployment HistoryFoster School Statement of Integrity$75 Non-refundable Application FeeInterview (by invitation only)MSIS Scholarship Application (optional-not needed for admission consideration)International All items listed above for U.S. Citizens & Permanent ResidentsProof of English Language Proficiency English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92

Most University of Washington MSIS students qualify to borrow up to $20,500 per year through the Federal Stafford Direct Loan Program. To apply, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application by the deadline, be a permanent U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, must not be in default or owe a repayment on title IV aid on a prior federal student loan, have registered for the draft if required by law to do so, and be enrolled at least half time per quarter. Otherwise, this program is not based on need, income, or credit.

Accreditation

The University of Washington is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Individual schools and colleges are members of the various accrediting association in their respective fields. Currently enrolled or prospective students should contact the Office of the Registrar to review accreditation documents for the University and the respective departments to review programmatic accreditation documents.

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