MSIS Student Information

Welcome to the MSIS program at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business. Before beginning your studies, be sure to: 

  • Formally accept our offer of admission, following the instructions sent to you by Kennesaw State University’s Office of Graduate Admissions (in your MSIS admission notification e-mail). 
  • Set up student accounts (New Students Technology Guide). 
  • Attend orientation. 
  • Turn in immunization documents
  • Refresh your research and case study analysis skills. 
  • Browse policies and procedures in the Graduate Academic Catalog

About 6 weeks before the first day of classes, you should receive an e-mail providing information about registering for MSIS New Student Online Orientation. If you do not receive the e-mail 5 weeks before the first day of class, please contact Dr. Tridib Bandyopadhyay, Director of MSIS Program, at 470-578-2144 or

E-mail Frequently Asked Questions


  • MSIS courses are offered in 7-week terms. You can further tailor your education to your own experience and interests knowing the published forecast yearly course schedule.  

    In general, most of our students complete the program in two (2) years by taking two classes each semester (including summers).  

  • Plan your courses ahead of time! Our Tentative Course Schedule allows you to plan out your master's degree in information systems into the semesters that work best for you.  
  • Registration is allowed during specific time periods. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the term you need to register to note these periods. Check your time ticket under the “Registration” tab in Owl Express to see your specific registration period. The tutorial below is also helpful in navigating the registration screens.   
    STEP 1 - Search the Schedule of Courses to determine your schedule options. 
    STEP 2 - Go to Owl Express and register for your courses. 

    • Get Connected with Coles on LinkedIn - Increase your personal and professional network. Search for other networks within Coles such as MSIS, MSHMI, Alumni and more.
    • Use your student status to access Coles College Professional Events free with an RSVP. 
  • Graduate students completing the information systems degree should submit a formal petition through the new online petition process via Owl Express. To petition to graduate, please follow the steps listed below. 

    1. Login to Owl Express 
    2. Select Student Records tab 
    3. Select Petition to Graduate 

    The graduation petition process initiates a petition fee assessment, and the academic record will be audited to determine eligibility toward the degree. Expect four to six weeks for results of an initial degree audit. Audit Results are viewable at the Display Petition Status link in Owl Express, and you will be prompted by email to view status changes in addition to essential audit results and graduation policies. 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: When you submit this Petition to Graduate form, the Registrar's office will automatically assess a $50.00 diploma fee to your account. 

    Get more information concerning the KSU Commencement process, important graduation dates and more!