MS in Information Systems

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    “Each year trillions of gigabytes of new information are produced, and data management is at a whole new level in our era. I wanted to be at the forefront of how we see the world.” Daeun Lok | Student | MS in Information Systems

The MS in Information Systems offers an immersive educational experience at the intersection of business, technology, and the human element. Regardless of your technical acumen now, you'll learn how to leverage the art and science of information systems to become a better leader.



36 credits, 1 year


$68,900 per year


$100 Application Fee

$500 Matriculation Fee

Inside Look Into MS in Information Systems

Program Features

An MS in Information Systems degree provides graduates with the tools and knowledge to:

  • Use information technology to improve decision making and increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Manage complex business and information system challenges.
  • Leverage technology to gain a strategic advantage.

The Carey Business School MSIS program qualifies as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program. Contact a Carey Admissions representative to find out more about what this means for you.

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Sample Curriculum

The Master of Science in Information Systems offers an innovative curriculum, led by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s world-class faculty. Courses for the MS in Information Systems are taught in Washington, D.C.

The curriculum for this 36-credit program includes the following courses. Course sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Consult with an academic adviser to ensure you take courses in the approved sequence.

Descriptions for the following courses can be found by using the JHU Student Information System Course Search.


Business Foundations (12 credits)

  • BU.120.601 Business Communication
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • BU.520.601 Decision Models
  • BU.350.620 Information Systems
  • BU.680.620 Operations Management
  • BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis

Functional Core (12 credits)

  • BU.330.790 Applied IS Architecture
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.300.700 Developing Internet Systems and Services
  • BU.350.710 IT and Global Sourcing Strategy
  • BU.300.620 Managing Complex Projects
  • BU.330.705 Telecom Clouds and Mobile Applications

Information Systems Electives (12 credits)

  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.360.701 Competitive Intelligence
  • BU.610.705 Crisis Management
  • BU.330.730 Cybersecurity
  • BU.330.770 Database Management
  • BU.330.780 Data Science and Business Intelligence
  • BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies
  • BU.152.710 Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • BU.610.750 Global Supply Chain Management
  • BU.883.701 Health Care Operations
  • BU.142.620 Leadership in Organizations
  • BU.520.620 Optimization Models

Students who complete this program between May 2018 and August 2018 are eligible to continue their studies in a complementary new area with Carey's Second Degree Option. More information is available on the Second Degree Option page

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2017-2018

  Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
  $68,900 (for entire 12-month program) $100 $500 $0 $0

All fees are nonrefundable. 

  • Late Registration Fee: $250
  • Late Payment Fee: $250
  • Returned Check Fee: $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee: $75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee: 25% of the outstanding debt

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

Life (and Career) After Graduation

Our Career Development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for success in the career search. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for computer and information systems managers is expected to increase 15% by 2022. Our graduates in the MS in Information Systems program have gone on to start or advance their careers in consulting and information technology with private industry, government, and non-profit organizations, including:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Deloitte
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • IBM
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Ernst & Young
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The most recent MS in Information Systems career data is available here.

Featured Story

Carey Research on Hospital Data Breaches

The risk of data breaches at U.S. hospitals is associated with larger facilities and hospitals that have a major teaching mission, according to a study co-authored by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Ge Bai and published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine.