MSIS Admission Requirements

Ready to take the next step and apply for a master's degree in information systems? Our applicants come from the fields of both IT and business, with the determination to be successful in this online information systems degree program. 

  • Resume - Detailing Your Professional Work Experience 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • Statement of Interest - 1-2 pages describing why you are interested in the KSU MSIS program and how the program fits with your career/educational goals. 
  • References - List of three references with contact details including their phone numbers. 
    GMAT Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU. The KSU school code for score reporting is 5359. 
    1. You may qualify to apply for a GMAT alternative within the application if you meet one or more of these 3 exceptions (qualifying to apply for a GMAT waiver does not necessarily mean that the waiver will be granted - the program's decision in this regard will be binding and non-negotiable): 
      A previous graduate-level degree from an appropriately accredited university in USA/Canada. 
    2. Five (5) or more years of professional, full-time, post baccalaureate work experience. 
    3. Three (3) or more years of professional, full-time, post baccalaureate work experience with at least a 3.25 overall cumulative undergrad GPA. 

* Note: If your undergrad degree is from outside US/Canada and you do not have a graduate degree from an appropriately accredited university in US/Canada, GMAT waiver may not be possible. 


All admissions documentation must be submitted by: 

Fall: July 1 
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1 

Learn more about the additional requirements for International Applicants

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  • Interested in gaining a master's degree in business administration and in information systems? KSU offers the Dual MBA-MSIS program that allows you to complete both with courses delivered at times and locations that are convenient for you!  

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  • Join us for an Information session and Q&A  to learn more about our MSIS degree and Graduate Certificates.

    Selecting a graduate program can be a challenging process. At our MSIS information session, we introduce you to KSU and Coles College, discuss the application process, and introduce you to the relevant courses, flexibility and opportunities that comprise the MSIS program

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    Wednesday, October 11 - MSIS Virtual Information Session, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT via Microsoft Teams

    Wednesday, October 18 - MSIS Virtual Information Session, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT via Microsoft Teams

    Wednesday, November 1 - MSIS Virtual Information Session, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT via Microsoft Teams

  • Coles College of Business strives to provide an education with an impressive return on investment. Tuition and fees vary by program and residence status and are competitive compared to other graduate programs in Georgia. Graduate research assistantships and scholarships are available in most programs. 

    Learn more about our tuition and program options and explore financial aid,  including scholarships, grants and more. 

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  • We highly recommend some format of test preparation before taking the GMAT. This page outlines some available options including books, videos, in person classes and an online class offered through KSU's College of Continuing Education. 

    GMAT Preparation Class

    Note that some applicants may qualify for a GMAT alternative allowing them to be considered for admission to the MSIS program without taking the test. See the criteria listed above for qualifying for an alternative. If you believe you qualify, you can request an alternative on the application in the GMAT section by checking the appropriate box. 

    GMAT Prep. Text Book 
    The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2022 Edition - Amazon 

    Official GMAT Registration and Additional Preparation Resources 
    Official test registration as well as free practice tests can be found at the GMAT website:

    Additional outside practice resources may be found here: 

    For more information,

  • Fill out the following form to receive more information on the MSIS program along with a link to download our brochure.

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