MS in Information Systems

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    “The most valuable things I learned at Carey include the real-world course content, meeting with alumni from different backgrounds, and job and internship opportunities.” Jinglong Zhang | MS in Information Systems '13

The Master of Science 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 through this STEM-designated program.



36 credits, 1 year


$71,600 per year

Financial Aid:

We offer numerous financial aid and scholarship options.
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$100 Application Fee

$500 Matriculation Fee

Inside Look Into MS in Information Systems

Program Features

Information systems and technologies are revolutionizing the way we live and work. The rapid pace of technological advances requires a new generation of talented and tech-savvy business leaders who possess a framework of foundational knowledge to anticipate change and recognize opportunities for true business value from adapting new technologies. The MS in Information Systems program prepares students to lead IT initiatives aimed at organizational success, providing secure infrastructure platforms and breakthrough strategic advantage.

The MS in Information Systems program is designed for:

  • Recent graduates who want to learn how information and related technologies can be decisive factors for organizations to succeed in the global marketplace.
  • Information systems professionals who want to advance into leadership roles in their organizations or start their own business or consultancy.
  • Business professionals who want to leverage their expertise in functional areas, recognizing that advances in IT are changing every part of an organization.

The MS in Information Systems curriculum reflects the latest IS research and industry best practices.

Our program bridges technology and business: big data, predictive analytics, cloud strategy, cybersecurity, telecommunications, mobile platforms, enterprise architecture, decision models, supply chains, and project management. The MS in Information Systems core spans the foundational breadth of IS, from hands-on experience with web services to high-level IS strategy. Elective courses provide students the flexibility to specialize the program to address personal and career objectives.

The MS in Information Systems can be completed full-time at the Carey Business School's Washington, D.C. center.

The MS in Information Systems program is STEM-designated, offering an Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM Extension benefit that allows international students to apply to work and stay in the U.S. for an additional 24 months.

Learn more about STEM OPT eligibility.

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Sample Curriculum

The MS 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. Consult with an academic advisor as course sequence and availability may vary.

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


Business Foundations (12 credits)

  • BU.520.601 Business Analytics
  • BU.120.601 Business Communication
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • 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.330.705 Data Networks: Infrastructures & Emerging Technologies
  • BU.300.700 Developing Internet Systems and Services
  • BU.350.710 IT and Global Sourcing Strategy
  • BU.330.740 Large Scale Computing with Hadoop
  • BU.300.620 Managing Complex Projects

Information Systems Electives (12 credits)

  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.520.620 Advanced Business Analytics
  • BU.330.750 AI: Principles and Business Applications
  • BU.360.701 Competitive Intelligence
  • BU.610.705 Crisis Management
  • BU.330.730 Cybersecurity
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.330.780 Data Science and Business Intelligence
  • BU.330.770 Database Management
  • BU.330.760 Deep Learning and Unstructured Data
  • BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies
  • BU.152.710 Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • BU.610.750 Global Supply Chain Management
  • BU.142.620 Leadership in Organizations
  • BU.610.625 Simulation and Strategic Options

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2019-2020

Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$71,600*  $100 $500 $0


*cost reflective of entire 12-month program

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.

How to Apply

Discover all you need to get started with your Carey application. Visit our How to Apply page to learn more about the process, requirements, and more.


  • Transcripts
    • o Official transcripts from all U.S. schools must be sent electronically. All U.S. transcripts must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit your school’s website to request an official transcript and be sent electronically to Please note that transcripts are required from all schools where 15 or more transfer credits were earned. Final transcripts must show the degrees you have earned. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • If your school does not participate in an electronic transcript submission system, send official sealed transcripts to the address below:
      • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
        Office of Admissions
        100 International Drive
        Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Resume
  • 2 Essays
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores - requirement varies by program.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers. A waiver request form can be found on the online application.

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For more information, please contact us at or 410-234-9220.


  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Application Deadline November 7, 2018 January 23, 2019 April 10, 2019 May 1, 2019
Carey Decision Date December 11, 2018 March 12, 2019 May 7, 2019 May 16, 2019
Deposit Deadline January 8, 2019 April 9, 2019 May 29, 2019 June 4, 2019

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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

Why I’m Studying Information Systems

Daeun Lok is pursuing an MS in Information Systems degree at the Carey Business School. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Lok earned her undergraduate degree for the School of Economics and Finance at Hanyang University.