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MIS Programs Comparison

Around New York City there are numerous schools currently offering MS degrees in MIS or MIS-like programs. The following table summarizes the characteristics of these schools based on the information available for 2008-2009 academic calendar.

School1 MIS2
website
Eligibility3 Minimum  Credits Required Component4 Elective
Component
Project5 Per credit Tuition6 Brief Characteristics
Technical Business
City College MIS
BS or BA, GPA 2.75
(in technical areas)
30
(10 courses)
12
(4 courses)
12
(4 courses)
6
(2 courses)
Required
(as elective)
$270
($500 for non NY resident)
Cohort model with fixed curricular sequence; classes offered evening
NYU MSIS
GRE, GPA 3.0, 1.5 year full-time work experience 39
(13 courses)
15
(5 courses)
15
(5 courses)
6
(2 courses)
Required $1206
Baruch MS/CIS
GMAT/GRE
(no BS required)
36
(12 courses)
18
(6 courses)
0
(if waived with prior academic background)
15
(5 courses, mixture of business and technology)
Required $270
($500 for non NY resident)
Additional 13.5 credits required for non-business background; choice of MS & MBA in Business Computer Information Systems
Fordham MSIS
GMAT/GRE
(no BS required)
30
(10 courses)
9
(3 courses)
9
(3 courses)
12
(4 courses, mostly business)
N/A $1010
Pace MSIS
GRE
(no BS required)
36
(12 courses)
9
(3 courses)
12
(4 courses)
12
(4 courses)
Required $890 Additional 6 credits are required for non BS (in Information Systems) students
Polytech / NYU MSISE
BS or BA (fluency with information technology) 39
(13 courses)
27
(9 courses)
6
(2 courses)
3
(business related 2 half-semester courses)
Required $1056 ($41,206 in total) for degree) Cohort model; classes with fixed curricular sequence; offered Friday & Saturday
NJIT MSIS
GMAT/GRE/MCAT,
BS, GPA 2.8
30
(10 courses)
12
(4 courses)
6
(2 courses)
12
(4 courses)
Optional (also thesis option) $750
($1033 for non NJ resident)
Non-technical students admitted must take 6 additional bridge courses
NJIT MSBIS
BS or BA 33
(11 courses)
12
(4 courses)
15
(5 courses)
6
(technical 2 courses)
N/A Degree offered for Business and Information Systems, whose core is similar to MIS
Rutgers MSIT
BS or BA (basic knowledge in calculus and statistics) 30
(10 courses)
12
(4 courses)
9
(3 courses)
9
(3 courses)
Required
(as core)
$560
($833 for non NJ resident)
Degree offered for Information Technology
St John’s Management
of Risk
GMAT/GRE
(no BS required)
30
(10 courses)
9
(3 courses)
6
(2 courses)
15
(5 courses)
Optional
(as well as the choice of thesis or exam)
$880 Degree offered for Management of Risk; cohort program with fixed curricular sequence

  1. Schools are selected from those only offering MS degrees. MBA granting schools with some form of information technology specialization are excluded.
  2. Details information can be obtained by visiting program website.
  3. Many schools impose additional requirements and individually-based admission criteriat that are used for the evaluation of applicants.
  4. Classifications of technical areas and business areas are based on subjective judgment.
  5. The total credit of project is 3.0 for every school.
  6. The tuition cost does not include additional fees.

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